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.
The supply and delivery of digital panoramic X-Ray unit for Greys Hospital 2018-01-23 11:00 ZNB 9607/2017-H
Invitation for proposals for the maintenance and support of the CCTV surveillance system in the DTPC precinct for three years. 2018-01-23 11:00 DTP/RFP/41/PRO/11/2017
Supply and delivery of sluice pump 2018-02-06 10:00 MPGXC004986
Provision of Office Accommodation for a period of 5 years: Bulwer Satellite Office 2018-01-25 11:00 45/2017
Supply and delivery of Cleaning Material and toiletries for West Coast Management Area for 24 months period 2018-01-25 11:00 WesCoast 01/2017
Supply and delivery of two (2) forklifts for Timbadola Sawmill (Limpopo Province) 2018-01-25 11:00 RFP 071/2017
Appointment of a service provider to provide ERP support and stabilisation for a period of three(3) years 2018-01-25 11:00 RFB 073/2017
Supply and delivery of building material for CSI timber frame structures. 2018-01-25 11:00 RFB 050/2017
Supply and delivery of road pipes for a period of twelve (12) months 2018-01-25 11:00 RFB 068/2017
Alienation of Various Erven in the Mossel Bay Municipal Area 2018-01-26 12:00 52-17/18
Supply, delivery and offloading of chlorine 2018-01-26 12:00 MW/14/2017
Construction Of Messer-Schmidt Street 2018-01-26 11:00 163/2017
Proposed Amendment of the Existing Contractual Appointment Dibanani Consulting for Professional Services Rendered for Construction of the Tienbank Road Paving Project 2018-01-02 12:00 147/2017
Upgrading Of Veza Road 2018-01-29 11:00 162/2017
Amendment of the Existing Contractual Appointment Van Der Walt & Dup Plessis for Professional Services Rendered for Construction of the Kwezi Naledi Stadium Fencing. 2018-01-02 12:00 148/2017
Supply and delivery of voice recorder 2017-12-15 11:00 GK11800376
Supply and Deliver of All in One Computers (Midland) 2017-12-15 12:00 RFQ/ICT/2017-18/236
Saxon Sea Sports Complex: Repair to cricket carpet 2017-12-20 09:00 SB11800515
Construction of imprint concrete Pathway at Durbanville Rose Garden 2017-12-19 12:00 SB11800516
Supply and Deliver of Laptops 2017-12-15 12:00 RFQ/ICT/2017-18/235

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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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