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 Professional/Industrial Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaners 2018-02-22 12:00 GL11800572
Supply 1600mm diameter boardroom table mahogany 2018-02-26 12:00 GL11800573
Training on the basics of water distribution systems targeted at the first level response staff of the reticulation branch in The Water & Sanitation Department. 2018-02-23 12:00 SK11800238
Supply: 114 each x padlock; long shackle 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800675
Supply: Hardware items 2018-02-27 14:00 GG11800676
Supply and delivery of Traffic Uniform in the North West Province (Ngaka Modiri Molema District, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District and Bojanala district for a period of three (03) years. 2018-03-16 11:00 CS & TM 14/17/18
Supply: 2 each x chipboard 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800678
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Singangeni 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM034/2017
Supply fluid setite adhesive 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800677
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Kwadlabe 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM035/2017
Supply solid SA pine timber 2018-02-27 12:00 GG11800679
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Duma 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM036/2017
Supply: Hardware items 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800701
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Ophalule Phase 1 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM037/2017
Supply polypropylene twine 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800700
Supply grade 304 stainless steel strapping 2018-02-23 12:00 GG11800702
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Ethokoza 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM038/2017
Usuthu Rwss: Reticulation: Sgodiphola 2018-03-19 12:00 ZDM039/2017
Esikhumbeni Sawss: Project R11 Water Supply 2018-03-08 12:00 ZDM010/2018
Professionally registered engineer to mentor graduates on their road to registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) 2018-02-26 12:00 SK11800239

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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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