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.
Furniture items as per specification. Contract Duration: Once-Off 2017-12-29 11:00 ZNQ: 454/ 17/ 18
Maintenance of Air Conditioning, Including the Supply and Installations of new and Replacement Units: 12 Devolved Stations in Northern Cape Province Region One (01) for the period of three (3) years 2018-01-24 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 129TB(17)
Maintenance of Air Conditioning, Including the Supply and Installations of new and Replacement Units: 5 Devolved Stations in North West Province for the period of three (3) years 2018-01-16 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 132TB(17)
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of the SETA Information Management System (IMS) for a period until 31 March 2020 2018-01-05 11:00 IMS/ PSETA/ 2017- 11
Cash in transit services: Period 2 years 2018-01-04 11:00 ZNB 104 - 17/ 18
Maintenance of Air Conditioning, Including the Supply and Installations of new and Replacement Units: 10 Devolved Stations in Northern Cape Province Region Two (02) for the period of three (3) years 2018-01-24 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 130TB(17)
Appointment of a service provider for the management of the 2018 Gauteng Premier’s Service Excellence Awards 2017-12-15 11:00 GT/ OOP/ 162/ 2017
Appointment of a service provider(s) for the provision of travel management company to The National Treasury for a period of three (3) years. 2017-12-15 11:00 NT021- 2017
Appointment of a panel of attorneys for a period of thirty-six (36) months to assist the NRCS with Legal related matters on an AD HOC basis (NRCS 007-2017/2018) 2017-12-15 11:00 007- 2017/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider to supply and Implement a Contract and Matter Management System 2017-12-18 11:00 MQA/ 42/ 17- 18
Legal Aid SA would like to invite firms of attorneys to enter into agency agreements to assist all legal aid clients in certain identified courts on a retainer basis 2018-01-11 12:00 44/ 2017
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment, to conduct the Health Hazard Assessment in all the GPW Offices including the Regions (East-London, Mmabatho and Polokwane) for a period of three years commencing 01 February 2018 until 31 January 2021 2018-01-22 10:30 GPW- W 2017/ 05
GPG local area network modernisation for the period of 36 months for the Gauteng Department of e-Government. 2017-12-15 11:00 GT/ GDeG/ 152/ 2017
The Financial Intelligence Centre request for proposals from service providers that will provide storage environment refresh components 2017-12-15 11:00 FIC/ RFB/ 0008/ 2017/ 18
The appointment of a service provider for the Implementation of Natural Resource Management (NRM) Programmes in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS) and Dinokeng Projects 2017-12-15 11:00 GT/ GDED/ 165/ 2017
DTPC wishes to appoint a construction of Mount Moreland Road between Dube TradePort 29° South and Mount Moreland – earthworks and surfacing (km0.00 – km0.535). 2018-01-16 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 29/ IFR/ 10/ 2017
Supply & deliver diagnostic audiometer (01) 2017-12-14 11:00 ZNQ00422/ 2017- 18
DTPC wishes to appoint a contractor for the construction of a new cantilevered structural steel canopy, construction of security fencing, repairs to sheet metal roof, asphalting and drainage improvements at the Dube TradePort Cargo Terminal. 2018-01-15 11:00 DTP/ RFP/ 34/ IFR/ 10/ 2017
Service of transformers (hospital & campus) 2017-12-14 11:00 ZNQ00396/ 2017- 18
Appointment of a project manager for the procurement of land and or a building, design plans and construction and or renovations of CETA Head Office 2018-01-31 11:00 022- 2017/ 2018

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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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