The RFP Process

When New Avenue finds a potential client for you or if you are invited by a homeowner, you will receive an email invitation with a link to a limited view of the project. This will give you the opportunity to view the client's goals, family notes, space notes, files, etc., and submit your proposal. You can also send private messages and include any additional attachments regarding your proposal.

Receiving this invitation to submit a proposal does not yet mean you are hired. You must issue a proposal and the homeowner must approve it to hire you. Once approved, you will be added as a full member of the project and can bill against your proposal using a timesheet or make modifications to your proposal using an add service.

Project rfp view

Submitting a Proposal

If you're interested in the project, you can submit a Design Proposal by clicking "Create New Design Proposal". You can learn more about drafting, editing, and submitting a Design Proposal in the Design Proposal section of this guide.

The homeowner may obtain multiple proposals for their project. If your proposal is approved, you will be added to the project team. Congratulations! You can start working together!

Sharing Files with Contractors for Bid or Estimate

When it comes time to get construction estimates or construction bids, the designer and homeowner should put together the relevant drawings, notes, documents, and pictures that the contractor needs under Files.

When ready, the homeowner can invite the contractor to submit a bid or estimate.

  • These files are accessible by anyone who is invited to submit a bid, proposal, or estimate.
  • Only full members of the project can manage these files.
  • You can edit the files' names and add a description.
  • These files are not tied to or mentioned in the timeline.
  • You should remove files that are no longer needed or relevant for whoever will be submitting a bid, proposal, or estimate.
Get proposals files