Term: RFx

Pronounced by spelling it out, RFx is shorthand for all the procurement vehicles:  

  • Request for Proposal(s) (RFP)
  • Request for Quote/Quotation (RFQ)
  • Request for Qualifications (also RFQ, dagnab it – read more here about conflation  of acronyms in “AOS: Acronym Overload Syndrome”)
  • Request for Information (RFI; used to mean both a Request issued by a client and a question asked by a bidder of a client during a response process)
  • Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI)
  • Request for Letter of Interest (RFLOI) – after all,who doesn’t like to get real mail?

RFx is a handy term when writing in general about procurement.  Otherwise, it’s not seen much in the wilds of Proposal Land.

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