Once the responses to your RFI come in, the most important consideration at this phase of your project is to seek value, not cost.

If you've done your job well in Step 1, you'll easily be able to compare apples to apples, which should help to make your decision-making process a smooth one.

The most important question to keep in the forefront of your decision making team is whether or not the the firm you select will be able to do what you want, within the stated timeframe, and on budget.