Difference Between a RFI, RFQ and RFP

We are regularly asked, ‘what is the difference between a Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quote (RFQ)’. Below is an explanation of these three requests.

According to the Government, the differences between RFQ’s, RFI’s and RFP’s are as follows:

Composition of Tender documents

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

30 June 2014

I had the privilege to respond to a Request for Proposal document last week. The Request for Proposal was for a State Owned Company. One thing that has bothered me frequently is how bad Tender and Request for Proposal documents are compiled. This Request for Proposal that I did last week was no exception.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply: Safety wear 2017-10-27 10:00 GA11800135
Supply: 130 each x visor;face shield;clear lens 2017-11-03 10:00 GA11800134
Sup[ply: Accessories 2017-11-03 10:00 GA11800133
Supply: Footwear 2017-10-31 10:00 GA11800132
Supply: Clothing 2017-10-31 10:00 GA11800131
Supply: 180 each x hat;hard;plastic;wht 2017-10-31 12:30 GA11800130
Cleaning inside 14m wide pipeline servitude 2017-10-26 10:00 DIC0022927
Supply and Installation of Boundary Fencing in Plettenberg Bay 2017-11-03 12:00 SCM/2018/154/ENG
Supply: Gloves 2017-10-31 10:00 GA11800129
Supply: Coats 2017-10-31 10:00 GA11800128
Supply: 5kg x coir 6mm buffered 2017-10-23 16:00 GC11800274
Supply: Gift packs senior event 2017-10-24 15:00 GF11800343
Supply: Refreshments-Scottsdene 2017-10-23 15:00 GF11800342
Supply & delivery of Mobile toilet on trailer 2017-10-26 10:00 DSC0017395
Erf clearing and removal of illegal dumping and nuisance on overgrown properties, within City of Cape Town - (Eastern - AREA 2) 2017-10-31 12:00 SC11800020
Supply: Asphalt; wearing course; hot mix 2017-10-20 14:00 GE11800581
Supply: Industrial standard bolted shelving grey 2017-10-23 14:00 GE11800582
Supply & delivery of sand in the Drakenstein Area 2017-10-26 10:00 DIC0022926
Supply: 65mm c300 carbon/silicon/viton 2017-10-23 14:00 GE11800584
Supply: 8mm quick coupler 90degr connector 2017-10-23 14:00 GE11800585

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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