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.
Supply and delivery of laboratory reagents and equipment for pharmacology Department at Universitas Central Hospital. 2018-01-26 11:00 DOH (FS) 02/17/18
Supply, delivery and Installation of High Voltage (66kv) Control Panels 2018-01-12 12:00 B/SM 45/18
Supply, upgrade and replacement of sewer networks in the Witzenberg Area (3 year tender) 2018-01-22 12:00 BID 08/2/15/46
Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of a Roller Ironer Complete Package and Three (3) Extractors 2018-01-26 11:00 DOH (FS) 05/2017/2018
Laundry and Ironing Services 2018-01-26 12:00 SCM11-2017-18
Construction of a new store and toilets at Napier Water Treatment Plant 2018-01-26 12:00 Q13-2017-18
Supply and installation of rigid security fencing in the WC024 area, (the municipality reserves the right to accelerate the project in the year which the funds becomes available) 2018-01-26 12:00 BSM 17/18
Supply and Installation of Lectern 2017-12-20 11:00 GK11800362
Supply and fitment of new tyres, tubes and provision of tyre repair and other related services 2018-01-10 12:00 08/2/15/55
Appointment of a suitable information system provider to provide an integrated management information system (MIS) for a period of two (2) years (with an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years) 2018-01-29 11:00 TETA17/IT/0016/MIS
Sale of church site in Pine Valley, Wolseley 2018-01-05 12:00 08/2/15/63
Appointment of a suitable information system provider to provide an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for a period of two (2) years (with an option to extend the contract) 2018-01-29 11:00 TETA17/IT/0017/ERP
Stringing and cabling at Everest substation (Re-issue) 2018-02-02 10:00 PSCED0043R
Stringing and cabling at Harvard ss and minor works at Merapi ss (Re-issue) 2018-02-02 10:00 PSCED0045R
Supply and delivery of Electrical Cables 2017-12-15 10:00 REQ02881
Construction of Tshiame (Makgolokweng) new, police station: Free State Province 2018-02-06 10:30 19/1/9/1/109TB(17)
Caterer and Kiosk operator for Pretoria NLSA Campus 2018-02-09 11:00 NLSA.CATERER&KIOSK 11/2017
Upgrading of toilets at Thusong Centre, Bella Vista 2017-12-21 12:00 08/2/15/66
Construction of three new, deep rural police stations: cluster 1(Huku,Ntamonde and Mdeni): Eastern Cape Province 2018-02-08 11:00 19/1/9/1/118TB(17)
Construction of three new, deep rural police stations: cluster 2(Tafalehashe, Mtombe and Tabase): Eastern Cape Province 2018-02-08 11:00 19/1/9/1/119TB(17)

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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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