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.
Tenders are invited for the B and C SERVICE 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171137
Tenders are invited for the Weeding of Flower Beds at Humewood 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171144
Supply: Steel plate 2017-10-23 14:00 GE11800586
Tenders are invited for the Weeding of Flower Beds at Buffelsfontein and Commercial Road 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171144
Tenders are invited for the Weeding of Flower Beds at Ibhayi area and Victoria Park 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171144
Supply: Hydrostatic pressure transmitter 2017-10-23 14:00 GE11800587
Tenders are invited for the Weeding of Flower Beds at Settlers Freeway 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171144
Tenders are invited for the Weeding of Flower Beds at Cape Road and St Georges Park 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171144
Supply Rolamatic filters 1500 fibre gl 2017-10-26 14:00 GE11800588
Supply & install fire extinguishers 2017-10-25 12:00 SK11800149
Tenders are invited to provide Code 14 Drivers Training 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171153
Supply: Valve 2017-10-25 14:00 GE11800590
Supply, deliver and install 42 INCH UV INK TUBE for HP5500 DESIGNJET(AO) PLOTTER 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171147
Supply: Valve 2017-10-25 14:00 GE11800589
Provide monthly Media Monitoring Services for a period of 12 months 2017-10-27 11:00 CSQ10171152
Supply: 5 off 1730 x 1600 x 10mm bennox plates 2017-10-26 14:00 GE11800583
Supply and Delivery of Type 2 - PRE - CAST SUPPORT KERB 2017-10-27 11:00 GQ10171614
Supply and Delivery of Type 1 - PRE - CAST SUPPORT KERB 2017-10-27 11:00 GQ10171614
Supply and Delivery of PRE -CAST CANTILEVER BEAM 2017-10-27 11:00 GQ10171614
Mowing of Halls Recreation ans Parks, Area 3.5. 2017-10-27 14:00 SN11800372

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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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