Negotiated Formats (NRFP and BAFO NRFP)

The Orbidder suite of templates includes two negotiated RFP ("NRFP") formats. These formats both allow direct negotiations between the purchaser and one or more proponents before the final contract is executed. The NRFP -- also called the consecutive negotiation or "Rank-and-Run” RFP -- ranks proposals based on price and non-price factors and allows the purchasing

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Using RFIs to Conduct Market Research

The Request for Information (“RFI”) is the only Orbidder format that is used for gathering information rather than conducting a competition. The RFI is generally used at the outset of a project to obtain market information from the supplier community that can inform decisions about a subsequent procurement process. It may help a purchaser to decide

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Single-Stage Competitive Formats

During the lane selection part of the project creation phase, you will be offered the option to “conduct a bidding process”. If you select this option, your template choices will be narrowed to six single-stage competitive procurement options: Invitation to Tender (ITT), also known as the Request for Bids (RFB) Request for Proposal (RFP), also known

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Prequalification Formats (RFSQs)

During the lane selection part of the project creation phase, you will be offered the option to "conduct a prequalification process". If you select that option, your template choices will be narrowed to two different options for a Request for Supplier Qualifications (RFSQ): RFSQ (Prequalification Version) RFSQ  (Roster Framework Version)     RFSQ (Prequalification)

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