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.
Provide accommodation, venue, catering, décor, audiovisual equipment and logistics in the northern suburbs to host a Curriculum Strengthening Forum (CSF) on 10 – 12 September 2019. 2019-07-26 11:00 B/ WCED 2487/ 19
Supply and deliver 96 sets of Grade R learning and teaching support material to selected primary schools. 2019-07-26 11:00 B/ WCED 2475/ 18
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for Amajuba District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 14 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for King Cetshwayo District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 15 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for uMzinyathi District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 19 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for Cascades office 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 18 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for UMkhanyakude District Offices - UMkhuze 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 21 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for Zululand District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 22 EDTEA 18/ 19
Consultancy services to facilitate the recruitment process of substantive position within the African Union Commission under two years framework contract 2019-08-02 15:00 AUC/AHRM/C/FWC
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for Mkhanyakude District Office - UMtubatuba District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 23 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for Uthukela District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 24 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for UGU District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 13 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for ILembe District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 16 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Security Services for Harry Gwala District offices 2019-08-08 11:00 ZNT 17 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Harry Gwala District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 41 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Umzinyathi District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 40 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for King Cetshwayo District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 39 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Umgungundlovu (Bramhill) District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 38 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Zululand District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 37 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Zululand District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 37 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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