However, if you make the analogy to larger projects, > there would be, at minimum, an RFP that outlines the intent of the > work. I say 'at minimum', because the RFP actually comes pretty late > in the game. In larger projects, a professional services firm often > assists the potential future client in developing the RFP (this is > typically because the RFP is something monolithic, while the > organization releasing the RFP is anything but). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFP I take it. A.