The time from the RFP being issued to when the proposal is due. In government contracting, usually stipulated as the number of days that amount to one of the more-or-less standard response periods: four, six, eight, or twelve weeks. In capital procurements requiring a major design effort (think trains, ships, …
Explanation of this critical element in every RFP.
Pronounced by spelling it out, RFx is shorthand for all the procurement vehicles:
Defining RFP: one of a series of widely used terms in RFPs and RFP responses.