Especially for small business, where it is hard to even know what to ask, generating Requests For Proposals is usually too much work. Yet it is important to get potential vendors on the record, especially for infrequently purchased technology. And that is where eWeek’s RFP templates can be a real help.

They aren’t a substitute for understanding what you need to do and why, but they are a good start for getting the right vendor in the door.