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NDA request for RFP response
I came across this issue today and I was curious how the community handles this situation. We sent out an RFP for HRIS software and had one vendor send us an NDA stating that they always request an NDA prior to responding to RFP’s. I have been doing RFP’s for 20 years, and aside from a request to keep the RFP confidential, I have never been asked to sign a NDA…
Is this unusual, or have I simply missed the vendors that make this request?
My first reaction is that this is an interesting hurdle that the company has erected to prevent an easy flow of business… after all, if the secret sauce was that good, why not patent it like a host of other companies?
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