BaseCorp’s Learning Resource Development RFP Template

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In our eBook Creating an Effective RFP for Your LMS Project, we looked at the value in establishing a robust RFP process when searching for the right LMS. But sometimes finding the right LMS is only half the battle. Our latest template, for Learning Resource Development, provides the other piece of the puzzle. 

BaseCorp’s Learning Resource Development RFP Template

The RFP process is a great way to learn more about potential vendors and get a better sense of who you want to do business with. Our customizable template allows you to put everyone on a level playing field and make a fair comparison.

Not only will this template allow you to compare apples to apples, it establishes your expectations from the very start. When working with any vendor it’s important to ensure that they are set up for success. This RFP template is a great way to establish a mutual understanding of requirements from the outset and prevent any nasty surprises on either end.

The RFP Template

At BaseCorp, we are passionate about learning resource development. We even created a free downloadable eBook that is designed to give you the basic tools you need to create effective and engaging courseware. As Jill Walker points out, “learning resources are the core of an eLearning program. If they don’t get the attention they need, your whole program could flop.”

As experts in the learning resource development field, we have designed our downloadable RFP template to allow you to focus on the answers that matter most. It’s hard to know what you don’t know, which is why, in addition to standard RFP sections such as Project Description and Business Case, we have created a Mandatory Requirements section that that will enable you to ascertain vendors’ experience with:

    • The ability to output learning resources in multiple SCORM, xAPI TinCan, and LRS compatible modules
    • The ability to develop and publish web enabled cross-platform (iOS, Android, Desktop) self-contained interactive online education materials
    • Demonstrated ability to develop learning modules that support multiple devices and screen sizes (responsive design)
    • The ability to leverage online communication tools to support team and SMEs in multiple locations
    • Demonstrated ability to meet accessibility requirements
    • And so much more

We have also created a Desirable Provisions section, which explores vendors’ experience in areas such as:

    • Demonstrated instructional design capability and competence
    • Demonstrated experience in creating custom graphics, animations and narrations
    • Demonstrated experience in developing diverse assessment methods
    • Demonstrated experience in developing interactive simulations
    • And more

Keep in mind that we have designed this RFP Template to make your life easier. Tinker with it until you have tailored the document to meet your specific needs. There are no hard and fast rules for your RFP, but we think this is a good place to get started!


RFPs are such a key part of the procurement process – a well-constructed RFP process can save you a lot of time, heartache and expense. While previously we have focused on how to find the right LMS vendor, we have realized there is a great need for a helpful template to guide you through the selection process for learning resource development as well. We hope this document makes your life a little easier!

Still have questions? Want to know more about how BaseCorp can help bring your online learning to life?
Contact us, we’re always happy to help!

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Shauna Carson

Shauna graduated from the University of Toronto in 2002 with a Master of Arts in English before moving home to Calgary to work in the fast-paced, detail-oriented oil and gas industry. Now certified as a technical writer, Shauna is comfortable writing in a variety of styles, and for a variety of audiences.

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