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 render Cleaning Services for Uthukela District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 36 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Ethekwini District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 35 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for ILembe District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 34 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Ugu District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 33 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Amajuba District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 32 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for UMkhanyakude (Umkuze) District offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 31 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for UMkhanyakude District (uMtubatuba) offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 30 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to render Cleaning Services for Umgungundlovu District (Ministry) offices 2019-08-12 11:00 ZNT 29 EDTEA 18/ 19
Appointment of a service provider or a consortium of service providers with professional and technical expertise to conduct the 2019 Systemic Evaluation 2019-07-26 11:00 DBE156
Upgrading of services for Groote Schuur Estate in Rondebosch Cape Town 2019-07-29 12:00 CDC/ 232/ 19
Appointment of a service provider to drill core using diamond drilling technic in Springbok Flats Coalfield, Limpopo Province, for the Council for Geoscience 2019-07-30 11:00 CGS- 2019- 23F
Supply and Delivery of Various Records and Forms (100 000 x Roll Call Books DD588, 50 000 x DOD Military Drivers Licences dd467, 20 000 x Confidential Files DD1119 and 20 000 x Restricted files DD1120). (Proqurement Plan Number: DOD PROC PLAN /19-20/SA ARMY/03). 2019-07-30 11:00 CPSC- B- G- 081- 2019
Appointment of a service provider to render Internal Audit services to the Competition Commission for a period of 36 Months 2019-07-30 11:00 01- 2019/ 2020
Re-advertisement of: Maintenance of Security & OHS Systems for Cape Town regional office for a five (5) years period. 2019-07-29 11:00 RAF/ 2019/ 00004
The Bid Calls for the Replacement of the Existing end of Life Philips Sopho Nec Is3000 PBX with a New Analogue Pbx System With The Latest Technology, Software, Installation, Commissioning and Handover in Good Working Order for the Groote Schuur Hospital in the form of two options 2019-07-26 11:00 GSH: PT105/ 2019
Outright Purchase of an Automated Staining Machine with Service and Maintenance for a period of five (5) years at Groote Schuur Hospital. 2019-07-26 11:00 RFB170/ 18/ 19
Placement/Outright Purchase of High Volume DNA/RNA Extraction Instrument Including Service and Maintenance for a period of five (5) years at Tygerberg Hospital. 2019-07-26 11:00 RFB016/ 19/ 20
WCGHCC061/2019 Bid for the supply and delivery of sterilising bags, paper products and autoclave indicators to all hospitals/institutions under the control of the Department of Health, Western Cape Government for a three year period 2019-07-26 11:00 WCGHCC061/ 2019
Supply and Installation of Standby Diesel Generator and Electrical Repairs at Giant’s Castle Resort 2019-07-26 11:00 EKZNW 15/ 2019
Servicing & Repairs of Diesel Generators, diesel fuel remediation & tank cleaning at various Institutions in UGU District: 3 Year Period 2019-07-30 11:00 ZNB 5152/ 2019- H

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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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