Chris – Let’s look at this from another angle. Firstly, are you talking in hypotheticals or an actual response to an RFI, in which you are looking for advice on how to answer.
If the latter, please link to the RFI, presumably on FedBizOpps.com. If this is the case, this problem needs to be addressed, because it is an improper use of RFI, and market research contrary to FAR Parts 10 & 11.
If the former, then what does the RFI ask for? Does it ask for architectural documents based on a CONOPS? Perhaps aligned to DODAF? Seems premature and cumbersome, not to mention why they would be asking for this in an RFI. Again, improper market research.