Responding to an RFP | Manson Construction Co. | CANCELED

Responding to an RFP | Manson Construction Co. | CANCELED

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:00am to 3:00pm

CANCELED!! Will be rescheduled at a later date

Manson Construction Co. will be hosting a free class on “Responding to an RFP and the Importance of being Responsible/Responsive” for small businesses. Presentations also provided by PTAC, SBA, and U.S. Forest Service.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Performing work requires getting work. This class walks you through the proposal process and provides helpful tips on how to prepare responsive and responsible bids - as a prime contractor or subcontractor.  

Topics to be covered are:

  • Setting Standards
  • Researching Projects to Bid
  • Request For Proposal vs. Invitation For Bid
  • Proposal Requirements
  • Understanding Bid Items and Payment
  • Scope Letter vs Quote Letter
  • Non-Compliance
  • Responsible Bidding Practices & Having a Responsive Bid
  • Pitfalls to Avoid in Proposals
  • Anatomy of a Solicitation
  • Key Elements of a Solicitation
  • Solicitation Award


All registrations need to be made by March 10th

Limited to 100 attendees, one per company [two if maximum allowance is not reached].

Melinda Martirosian, SBLO, will be available on Wednesday and Thursday, March 18th & 19th for 1/2 hour appointments at Manson Construction’s Richmond Office—1401 Marina Way South, Suite 330, Richmond, CA 94804. Please email: to schedule.

Federal Facility—You MUST bring a government issued ID (ex. Drivers License) to be allowed to enter. NO PHOTOS ALLOWED IN FEDERAL BUILDING.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch included free of charge—Breakfast is at 8:30 am.

Download flyer & registration form HERE.



Ronald V. Dellums Federal Bldg,
1301 Clay St. North Tower, 5th Floor, Conf. Rm H.
Oakland, CA 94612


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