Term: Boilerplate

“Boilerplate” refers to two things, which share one characteristic—neither has been tailored for the opportunity at hand . . . 

  • Standard contractual terms or response instructions used by clients to expedite RFP development. May properly address the Work and the opportunity; more likely will not.
  • Standard text used by bidders to answer similar questions from one proposal to the next. May respond properly (that is, completely and in the right order) to the question asked this time; usually does not.