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


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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Provision of Travel Agency Services 2019-04-26 12:00 IYM05/04/2019T
Provision of Travel Agency Services 2019-04-26 12:00 IYM05/04/2019T
Construction of new Dinokana Community Library: CIDB grading 7GB or higher 2019-05-23 11:00 PWR 61/17
Appointment of a service provider to provide public relations and communications for a period of three (3) years for South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) 2019-05-23 11:00 SAMSA/006/2018/19
Panel of attorneys for the provision of conveyancing services 2019-05-23 12:00 2019/164
Construction of ten (10) department bullet resistant guard house at the political office bearers official residences - Mmabatho: CIDB grading 4GB or higher 2019-05-24 11:00 PWRT 185/18
Provision of Banking Services to the CTICC 2019-06-11 12:00 CTICC 027/2019
SEC piping project – Removal and installation support services 2019-06-13 11:00 PEL-2019-RFI-0001
The design, manufacture, assembly, commissioning and delivery of cutter suction dredger for dredging services in the port of Durban 2019-05-28 10:00 TNPA 788
Provision of industrial rope access 2019-05-29 10:00 MPGXC005545
The Provision of maintenance (Preventative & corrective, removal, installation and repairs), continuous operating and monitoring of all heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems (including filter maintenance and pressurizing fans) at Kriel Power Station for a period of five (5) years 2019-05-29 10:00 MPGXC005305R1
Provision of Gardening Services for 12 Months : Cluster 06 ( Ngqamakwe, Tsomo, Cofimvaba & Lady Frere Magistrate Office) 2019-04-30 11:00 MTH 07/ 2019
Provision of Gardening Services for 12 Months : Cluster 05 (Cala, Indwe, Dordrecht, Jamestown, Sterkspruit Magistrate Office) 2019-04-30 11:00 MTH 06/ 2019
Provision of Gardening Services for 12 Months : Cluster 04 (Mt Ayliff, Mt Frere, Ntabankulu Magistrate Office) 2019-04-30 11:00 MTH 05/ 2019
Repairs and renovations for Regional Training Centers : Amatikulu Regional Training Centre 2019-05-14 11:00 ZNB 9653/ 2019- H
Repairs and renovations for Regional Training Centers : Church of Scotland Regional Training Centre 2019-05-13 11:00 ZNB 9663/ 2019- H
Repairs and renovations for Regional Training Centres : Northdale Hospital RTC (outside) 2019-05-17 11:00 ZNB 9644/ 2019- H
Consultancy services to develop printing policy and standard operating procedure for the production of publications 2019-05-03 15:00 AUC /DCMP/C/001
Consultancy to provide media and communications advisory support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) business forum and the AFCFTA Civil Society Forum 2019-05-03 15:00 AUC /TID/C/001
Consultancy services for a consulting firm to establish and strengthen the network of national institutes of health for Portuguese speaking countries in Africa 2019-05-10 15:00 AUC/ACDC/C/026


Ease of opening a business

By Werner van Rooyen


31 January 2019

South Africa is currently rated 88nd when it comes to the ease of doing business according to survey that is done yearly by The World Bank. This is all good and well if you are an overseas investor with a lot of money and looking for new places to invest in. However, if you are a South African with little or no money, doing and / or starting a business in South Africa can be a daunting task!

To begin with, the statistics are... Read More

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