The Spark Institute


RFP Guide

The RFP Guide was developed by SPARK to assist plan sponsors in evaluating and/or selecting service providers for their defined contribution plan, especially their 401(k) plan. Since its inception in 1997, the RFP Guide has gained widespread acceptance within the industry and has been widely acclaimed as the industry standard for RFP requests. The Society is promoting widespread use of this tool to enable service providers to prepare consistent responses to the requests of plan sponsors, resulting in reduced response time and more accurate evaluations.

The 2nd Edition of the RFP Guide can be obtained by SPARK members and non members below. It is available to all SPARK members at no cost as a membership benefit. Other service providers and plan sponsors may obtain a copy of the RFP Guide for a fee of $100.00.

Members please click the link below to obtain your copy of the RFP Guide.
RFP Guide
Not a member, but would like to purchase the RFP Guide? Click on the link below.
RFP Guide Purchase
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