The latest TORFP template includes the latest language, terms, and conditions required by statute or by State policy. It also standardizes the TORFP format to facilitate solicitation review.
ITPO solicitation reviews typically take between 14-18 calendar days. ITPO may, depending on its solicitation review backlog, return a draft TORFP to the Agency without review for the Agency to place the TORFP requirements into the latest template. Agencies have until September 28 to begin using the latest CATS+ TORFP template (version 4.01).
Tips for shortening the ITPO solicitation review timeline: use the latest TORFP template and review the materials on Guidance for Writing a TORFP, including using the TORFP checklist and samples. Address all ITPO comments, and carefully review suggested changes for additional adjustments needed for your TORFP. Review each proposed change prior to accepting it. If your Agency splits TORFP authoring among multiple authors, make sure all individual TORFP authors see the summary feedback.
Upon return of a draft TORFP ITPO after Agency edits, ITPO may complete a review on a shorter timeline. However, a shorter timeline depends on factors such as: the extent of revisions required in the draft TORFP, the extent to which the Agency adopted ITPO recommendations, and ITPO’s solicitation review backlog.
ITPO is available to answer questions about its comments, guidance, and likely timeline.
The number of solicitation review cycles required for a draft TORFP depends on a number of factors, including: whether the latest draft TORFP template is used, and the extent of revisions required in the draft TORFP. ITPO can often indicate whether it anticipates one final review or multiple additional reviews.
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