SRFP SmartForm Tips for Vendors

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Issues with opening and using an SRFP and/or the associated Appendix A can often be resolved by following one or both of the following tips:

1) Download the SRFP documents using Internet Explorer wherever possible. Chrome, Safari and Firefox's PDF viewers do not handle SmartForms in the same manner as Explorer. These other browsers can be used, but some changes to their settings are necessary. Watch this video to learn how to open the SRFP SmartForm in different browsers.

2) Use the latest version of Adobe Reader, as there are some issues with older versions and other mobile PDF viewers (Adobe provides a free download of Reader).  Using anything other than the latest Adobe Reader may result in an inability to save the Appendix A, or an incomplete Appendix A being saved.  Remember that additional information cannot be sent after the SRFP closes, and it is the proponent’s responsibility to ensure that their submission is complete.

If looking for tips on how to write proposals to SRFPs, please refer to the SRFP Proponents’ Guide.


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