[Chapter 18 pdf]
Purpose: This chapter provides guidance for conducting requests for information, prequalification of suppliers and receipt of unsolicited proposals.
- A request for information (RFI) is a standard business process to collect written information about the capabilities of various suppliers.
- Prequalification is a procedure to qualify products or suppliers and limit consideration of bids or proposals to only those products or suppliers which have been prequalified.
- An unsolicited proposal is a proposal received that is not in response to any agency or institution-initiated solicitation.
In this chapter
18.1 Requests for information (RFI)
18.2 Prequalification of suppliers or products
18.3 Unsolicited proposals