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Source: Procurement Glossary
Author: Paul Rogers
Institute: CIPS - UK

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The generic name for market enquiries.  This reflects the fact that whether the enquiry is for information [RFI], quotation [RFQ], proposal [RFP] or tender [RFT], there are some common characteristics.  The most obvious common characteristics are that a common enquiry document is sent to multiple respondents, aspects of the enquiry require a response, and the responses need to be collated, recorded and evaluated in a systematic and transparent way.






















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