RFIs are a huge part of any business that involves multiple parties working together on the same project and, as a contractor, those three letters are probably part of your everyday vocabulary.
A Request for Information (RFI) gives a contractor a formal means for clarifying any unclear project requirements or specifications with the project’s owner. The owner, usually through the design team or project manager, is required to provide a written response. The RFI process can be very useful if the requesters and responders adhere to some basic rules. This information will help streamline the RFI process for both project owners and requesters.
Tips for Owners, Project Managers, and Design Teams
Tips for Contractors Requesting the RFI:
By adhering to these simple tips, you can streamline the RFI process and get clarification more quickly and efficiently. Everyone benefits from a simple and smooth RFI process, which frees up more resources to get actual work done, increasing efficiency and saving on downtime.