RFI Response for defined growth opportunity

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by snowcatrm, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. snowcatrm

    snowcatrm New Member

    What would a winning RFI response look like? The station manager says it's a business plan and they want to know what our plan for growth stability safety and contingencies is. Could anyone help?
     
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Seriously!?!?!
     
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  4. prodriver

    prodriver Guest

    New contractor or old school one?
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It's their way of getting you to think through everything that could go wrong and what are you going to do when three of those happen...and they will.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Ah, the famous 3-letter FedEx acronym. What does this one stand for? We're quite used to them around here, and they toss them around like OLCCs.
     
  7. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Request For Information, a term not unique to Fedex.
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Why don't they just say, "we'd like a contingency plan"?
     
  9. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    You'd have to ask them; although RFI is a pretty standard business term, I imagine that is why they call it that.
     
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    It's there to make somebody look important.
     
  11. snowcatrm

    snowcatrm New Member

    New contractor. I know it is a request for information. But what exactly are they looking for that would make the manager select me over another potential contractor?
     
  12. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    A set of action plans in place that ensure that a problem on your end won't become a headache on the manager's end.
     
  13. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Nothing. They already know who they are going with. The RFI is a CYA process. They want to see financial information, contingency plans, blah blah blah.

    Is this for a new undefined work area? Or did someone get terminated?

    If it's for an undefined work area you need to show them the numbers. How many stops for each route. Geographic area for each PSA. Mileage. Anything you can think of that would take additional time to service each area.

    Like I said, they already have an idea of where the new PSA needs to go. It takes a lot to get them to change their mind.


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  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They have RFI's for IC states?
     
  15. prodriver

    prodriver Guest

    Yes BBSAM they seem to want more info each year.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This way you can fight amongst yourselves. Divide and conquer at work. Soon it will be "whomever will do the route for the least compensation". Fred will have you cutting each others throats to see who will give him back the most money.
     
  17. prodriver

    prodriver Guest

    They have been requiring RFIs for awhile now, even before that they ran credit checks and wanted to know financials.
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It's a bit deeper than that, but cost will play a part. Fred watched what happened when DHL went with the cheapest contractors.
     
  19. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Why would they want IC's input for their plan for growth stability? Should'nt this be corporate's everyday focus? What are THEY doing to enure Express,Ground/HD,Freight has continual growth? Safety I can see. Contingencies...don't know enough about Ground to comment.
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Contingency plans for illness, vacation etc. Also what happens if an area grows? Is the contractor able and willing to hire another driver, add a truck etc.? Sounds like corporate is gearing up for some pretty significant growth and they really aren't interested in adding a bunch of single route owners who aren't interested in expansion.