The RFI is a solicitation document used to obtain
general information about products, services or suppliers. It is an information request, not binding on
either the supplier or the purchaser, and is often used prior to specific
requisitions for items.
The purpose of an RFI is to gain familiarity with
the current market for a particular supply or service and to gather information
in a formal, structured and comparable way.
The RFI process may help in the decision making process
by developing a well-conceived solicitation document (RFP, RFQ) and clarifying
the competitive requirements.
The RFI may not be
used as a source selection method to procure a supply or service.
Below are templates that can be used when creating an RFI.
RFI Advertisement Template - e-Procurement
RFI Cover Letter Template
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