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.
Rental of Office Accommodation for a period of five years in the following Western Cape areas, Strand, Somerset West, Blue Downs and Paarl. 2018-04-25 11:00 48/ 2017
Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, various dairy products to the Department of Defence (Grahamstown area). 2018-08-02 11:00 SPSC- B- 099- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, frozen vegetables to the Department of Defence (Grahamstown area). 2018-08-02 11:00 SPSC- B- 098- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, fresh fruit and vegetables to the Department of Defence (Grahamstown area). 2018-08-02 11:00 SPSC- B- 097- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, bread and rolls to the Department of Defence (Grahamstown area) 2018-08-02 11:00 SPSC- B- 096- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, Soups, Spreads and Preserves to the Department of Defence (Easter Cape region) 2018-08-30 11:00 SPSC- B- 108- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, Coffee, Tea and Cooking Oil to the Department of Defence (Easter Cape region). 2018-08-30 11:00 SPSC- B- 111- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, Condiments, Pickles and Herbs and Spices to the Department of Defence (Easter Cape region) 2018-08-30 11:00 SPSC- B- 110- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, Baking goods, Essence, Pudding, Jelly and Sugar to the Department of Defence (Easter Cape region) 2018-08-30 11:00 SPSC- B- 109- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, various meat (fresh and frozen) to the Department of Defence (Grahamstown area) 2018-08-02 11:00 SPSC- B- 095- 2017
Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations, Pasta, Rusks and Biscuits Porridges and Cereals to the Department of Defence (Easter Cape region) 2018-08-30 11:00 SPSC- B- 107- 2017
Hire of Office Accommodation: A lettable area sufficient to accommodate 154m2 of assignable office space plus to a maximum of 25% of non-assignable office space, plus 20 secure undercover bays and 1 wash bay is required 2018-04-26 11:00 ZNT 2708 W
Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, various dairy products to the Department of Defence (Mthatha area) 2018-07-19 11:00 SPSC- B- 093-2017
Hire of Office Accommodation: A lettable area sufficient to accommodate 298m2 of assignable office space plus to a maximum of 25% of non-assignable office space, plus 6 secure undercover bays, 16 open bays and 1 wash bay is required 2018-04-26 11:00 ZNT 2761 W
Department of Agriculture: Hire of Office Accommodation: Ixopo: A lettable area sufficient to accommodate 524m² assignable plus to a maximum of 30% of non- assignable space 21 undercover bays, 10 lock-up bays and 10 open bays. 2018-04-26 11:00 ZNT 2750 W
Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, frozen vegetables to the Department of Defence (Port Elizabeth area) 2018-08-16 11:00 SPSC- B- 104- 2017
Appointment of a Service Provider to design, maintain a mobile office and clinic solution on a three year lease basis for Compensation Fund (CF). 2018-04-26 11:00 TCF 11: 2017/2018.
Invitation to South African Universities to Express Interest in Aquaculture Research Collaboration for a Maximum Period of 5 Years. 2018-04-30 11:00 None provided
Procurement of a property developer for the Better Living Model Exemplar Project in Cape Town 2018-05-21 11:00 RFP 001/18 TPW
Installation and maintenance of meters 150MMØ and larger. 2018-04-26 11:00 SCM/17-111/S

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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