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

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.
Supply and delivery of road marking paints (period of 3 years) 2019-06-10 12:00 FORMAL TENDER TD 09/03/19
Supply and delivery of road signs (period of 3 years) 2019-06-10 12:00 FORMAL TENDER TD 08/03/19
Supply and delivery of road construction materials (period of 3 years) 2019-06-10 12:00 FORMAL TENDER TD 07/03/19
Request for quotation for renting of vehicles till the end of June 2019 2019-06-28 12:00 RFQ: 03/03/19
Supply and Delivery of Tools & Equipment 2019-05-21 12:00 428/2018/19
Supply and Delivery of Tools & Equipment 2019-05-21 12:00 429/2018/19
Construction of New Sewage Connection at 3270 Luthango Street, Sizamile, Sedgefield 2019-05-28 12:00 433/2018/19
Partitioning of office space of the Budget and Treasury Office on 1st floor, Finance Directorate Building, Clyde Street 2019-05-30 12:00 RFQ 434/2018/19
Supply and delivery of wooden poles to BCMM Stores, Chiselhurst, East London 2019-05-21 12:00 RFQ/SCM/2018-19/524
GIS professional practice training 2019-05-21 12:00 RFQ/DHS/2018-19/523
Civil designer training 2019-05-21 12:00 RFQ/DHS/2018-19/522
ALLYCAD proficiency course 2019-05-21 12:00 RFQ/DHS/2018-19/521
Supply and delivery of uniform for Revenue Management Department 2019-05-21 12:00 RFQ/HPS/2018-19/520
Procurement and supply of model maker software to be used by geomatics division for advanced drafting purposes 2019-05-21 12:00 RFQ/ICT/2018-19/519
Procurement and supply of Surpac survey software to be used by geomatics division for drafting and calculations 2019-05-21 12:00 RFQ/ICT/2018-19/518
Request for proposals for the development of Erven 2110 Potchefstroom ext 12, Miederpark and Erven 2-18, 56-102, Dassierand, for social housing 2019-05-22 11:00 29/2019
Provision of short term insurance for the JB Marks Local Municipality for the period of 3 years 2019-06-19 11:00 30/2019
Provision of short term insurance for the JB Marks Local Municipality for the period of 3 years 2019-06-19 11:00 30/2019
Supply and delivery of tables and chairs in Ventersdorp Region (RE-ADVERT) 2019-05-23 11:00 91/2017
Construction of Ikageng Extension 13 sewer reticulation and top structures – PHASE 1 2019-05-23 11:00 31/2019

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Extension of validity period

By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

Those of you who are familiar with responding to tenders will know that it is common practice for procuring entities to extend the bid price validity period. We received the undermentioned queries regarding the extension of the validity period of the bid price.

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