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


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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Rehabilitation of road from Dassierand – Felophepha Landfill Site 2019-05-23 11:00 27/2019
For the establishment of a frame agreement for the supply of information and communication technology (ICT) equipment 2019-06-21 23:45 ITB/RSA/SU/05.01/2019
Appointment of a service provider for a SAICA Mergers and Acquisition Guide 2019-05-31 12:00 SAICA100/2019
Request for proposal to provide comprehensive security solutions 2019-06-12 12:00 02/04/2019
Supply and delivery of concrete works material for in-house construction unit for a period of 36 months. 2019-05-27 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0012
Supply and delivery of fencing material for departmental in house teams for a period of 36 months. 2019-06-03 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0007
Provision of occupational medical surveillance for all in house construction unit projects for a period of 36 months. 2019-05-27 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0008
Provision of accommodation for Cofimvaba construction site personnel for a period of 12 months. 2019-05-27 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0009
Supply and delivery of flushable and non flushable mobile toilets for all in house construction unit projects. 2019-05-27 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0005
Framework contract for the supply and delivery of Tables within the Sol Plaatje University Campuses 2019-06-13 12:00 PPID/007
Framework contract for the supply and delivery of Executive Furniture within the Sol Plaatje University Campuses 2019-06-13 12:00 PPID/006
Framework contract for the supply and delivery of Office Furniture within the Sol Plaatje University Campuses 2019-06-13 12:00 PPID/005
NFVF seeks an expression of interest from suitably qualified and experienced service providers to secure sponsorships and commercial partners to fund the production of the SAFTAs ceremony for a period of 5 years 2019-05-31 11:00 EOI 001 2019-2020
Request for Proposal on Variety Food Related Services: Panel of Service Providers for Functions and Events (x3), Pie Shop Outlet at Student Centre, Fish and Chips Outlet (serving also variety of burgers), Local Cuisine Outlet (“Pap and vleis”/”Chisanyama”), Coffee and Ice Cream Shop Outlet for Students, Chicken Franchise (International/National) Outlet (x2), Staff Cafeteria and Coffee Shop for the University of Venda 2019-06-12 12:00 STS/001/2019
Tender for the purchase and removal of zinc top dross and zinc sweepings 2019-05-29 10:00 DSP 04-05-2019
Request for proposal - Appointment of an insurance broking service provider to assist with the insurance needs of the fund 2019-05-28 12:00 no reference number
Request for proposals - provision of services of an independent electoral officer 2019-05-24 12:00 no reference number
Security Guards Uniforms 2019-05-27 12:00 T13/2019
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Pretoria, South Africa invites all qualified Security Service Providers to submit a firm offer for the Service delivery of Security guard services in Pretoria, Cape Town and Musina. 2019-06-06 13:00 UNHCR/RFP/RSA/SU/04.05/2019
Appointment of a contractor for the replacement of all steel windows with aluminium, as per specification. Replacement of all brick balustrades with steel balustrades as per design. Painting of exterior of building. 2019-07-08 11:00 KH/BWP/19


8 things you must know about Joint Ventures

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

One of the most popular types of business arrangements that are being used by South Africans, in the Tender environment, is Joint Ventures.

There are eight things that you must know about Joint Ventures:

  1. Definition

A Joint Venture is a strategic cooperation where two or... Read More

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