Difference Between a RFI, RFQ and RFP

We are regularly asked what the difference is between a Request for Information (RFI), a Request for Proposal (RFP) and a Request for Quote (RFQ).

"RFX" is a term used, to refer to all 'Request For…' documents used to solicit responses, of various types, from suppliers. The three common documents are:

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.
Appointment of a Service Provider to Undertake Research Project CoE 190904 “What are the safety risks and health hazards prevalent in the smelting and refining process of metals” 2019-07-29 11:00 MHSC016/ 2019- 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to Undertake Research Project CoE 190203 “Designing a feasible methodology for selecting temporary areal support for varying environments in underground mines” 2019-07-29 11:00 MHSC017/ 2019- 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to Undertake Research Project CoE 190603 “What is the applicable ration of SANAS accredited laboratories with regards to the mines to be serviced; and what quality control standard/s can be used by the mining`s occupational hygiene laboratories in order to make a meaningful impact to the improvement of occupational health in SAMI” 2019-07-29 11:00 MHSC013/ 2019- 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to Undertake Research Project CoE 190605 “Is the Current crystalline silica dust exposure medical surveillance system in the SAMI comprehensive to monitor all organs adverse health outcomes 2019-07-29 11:00 MHSC011/ 2019- 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Internet and Wide Area Network (WAN) Connectivity Services for a Period of 3 Years 2019-07-26 11:00 KZNGBB- 03/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide an Off-Site Hosted VOIP Telecommunications Solution for a Period of 3 Years 2019-07-26 11:00 KZNGBB- 04/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Develop and Deliver Class of Business Learner Materials, Instruments and Resources. 2019-07-24 11:00 ETQA/ 2019/ 02
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider (Consulting Engineer) for Development of Infrastructure Master Plan (Electrical) for Matjhabeng Local Municipality 2019-07-29 11:00 HDA/ FS/ 2019/ 002
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider (Consulting Engineer) for Supervision, Monitoring and Successful Completion of the Project: Installation of Water, Sewer, Roads and Storm Water for Bakenpark Extension 6 and 7 In Betlhehem, Free State 2019-07-29 11:00 HDA/ FS/ 2019/ 001
Western Cape: All Regions: Maintenance and servicing of fire fighting equipment at various provincial facilities for period of 3 years 2019-07-30 11:00 S014/ 19
Consultancy Services to Conduct a Study on Establishment of a Maritime Coordination Institution in Africa 2019-07-31 15:00 AUC/IED/C/ 059
FSCA content editing and technical rewrite 2019-08-06 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T004
Printing of FSCA CED resources update post FSB 2019-08-06 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T005
The NEF herewith invites potential service providers to submit proposals for the provision of Debt Collection Services Panel 2019-08-01 14:00 NEF 04/ 2019/ 20
The NEF herewith invites potential service providers to submit proposals for the provision of Legal Services Panel and Debt Collection Services Panel 2019-08-01 14:00 NEF 03/ 2019/ 20
Request for proposals to be Included on the Department of Tourism’s Working for Tourism Programme Database of Auditors for Epwp Projects in all Nine Provinces for a period of Three (3) Years 2019-07-26 11:00 NDT0024/ 19
ZNT 02972W: KZN: Department of Health: iLembe Health District Office: Stanger: Proposed hire of office accommodation (1746m2), fifteen (15) lock up, thirty (30) undercover, ten (10) open and two (02) disabled parking bays. 2019-07-30 11:00 ZNT 02972W
The Appointment of Suitably Qualified Professionals/Consortium of Professionals Or Company to Implement The KZNDPW Infrastructure Delivery Management System (IDMS) and New Management Model (NMM) & Service Delivery Improvement Plan (SDIP) for a period of 36 months 2019-07-29 11:00 ZNT02/ 19/ 20
ZNTD04218W: WIMS 067854: KZN: Ethekwini Region: Department of Education: Pinetown: Magisterial District: Hammarsdale Education Centre: Re- surfacing of the tarred parking area 2019-07-30 11:00 ZNTD04218W
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for Tourism and Bramhill offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 20 EDTEA 18/ 19

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Tender Training

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

People often ask me how I know so much about tenders and the completing of tender documents. The answer is easy; training. I believe that we must always try to train as much as possible. The more training you will do the better you will get at responding to a tender. Gary Player, one of South Africa’s best golfers of all time, used to say: “The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

That is the whole point of training. The... Read More

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