I'm glad to hear that the information I provided earlier gets you
close to what you need. I think the combined sources discussed below
should get you 100% of the way there.
There are several very useful sources of information on
hospital-related RFP's. I've identified them below, along with the
steps for setting up an automated search and e-mail notification as
new information about RFP's becomes available.
I hope this information fully meets your needs. But if anything here
is not clear -- or if you need additional information -- just let me
know (before rating the question, please!). Post a Request for
Clarification to tell me how I can assist you further, and I'll do my
First stop is Google News at:
They offer a free "News Alerts" service that will continually search
recent news items for you, according to the search terms you choose,
and then send you an email notification when a new item appears.
The search that I had used earlier was:
(hospital OR hospitals OR "medical center") (rfp OR "request for proposal" OR rfq)
Copy this line exactly (including parentheses, etc) and paste it into
the "News Search" box. Then just enter your email address, and select
"How often" you want to be notified, and click on "Create news alert".
That's it!. Google News will send you an email with instructions for
confirming your News Alert. Click on the link in the e-mail, and
you're in business.
You are not restricted to a single search. Set up as many as you
like, and feel free to vary the search terms (e.g., you might want to
try the term "medical clinic" or outpatient or similar terms).
Or, the title of your question suggests you want financial services
RFP's (as opposed to, say, construction RFP's). If that's the case,
add the word [ financial ] to the search string.
This is a great service. It should serve you well.
Next stop is Google Alert at:
This is very similar in concept to Google News, except that it
searches the entire web (including, of course, hospital web sites!)
rather than just news sources.
Sign-up is free and just as easy (although you have to pick a user
name and password for this site). Use the same search as above.
You'll note that Google Alert invites you to submit up to three
searches at once, so if you want to try other search terms, be
The first time you run this search, Google Alert will find you a ton
of results (there are thousands, many of them going back years), and
will email you the top 50 results.
But after that, the service will simply provide you a once-a-day
update if any new materials appear on the web pertaining to hospital
Lastly, I want to point out the existence of a pretty powerful
commercial service that you can explore at no charge. If it's useful,
you may want to consider signing up.
The service is FindRFP.com at:
and as the name suggests, they specialize in compiling information on
RFP's and making it readily searchable.
You can search their listings for free, but DON'T USE THE SAME SEARCH
STRING that I gave you above for the other searches...this site has a
different search protocol.
Instead, just enter a simple term like "hospital" (no quotes needed),
and see what results. You'll get a list of hundreds of RFP's from all
over the country.
Of course, to see the full RFP's, you'll have to sign up for a
membership at FindRFP.com, but it may be worthwhile for you. One of
the services they offer members is an email notification service of
the type your interested in.
Since this site focuses exclusively on RFP's, you're likely to get
very well-targeted results in your notifications.
As I said above, if you have questions on any of this, just let me
know, and I'm at your service.
Best of luck in your endeavors.
Search strategy: Used bookmarked sites from my collection.