Write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Request methods such as requests for information (RFIs), requests for quotation (RFQs), and requests for proposal (RFPs) are used to obtain pertinent information from potential suppliers. Based on the organization you have selected, respond to the following questions:
- What types of material or services will your organization purchase from outside suppliers?
- What are the differences between RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs?
- Which request type (RFI, RFQ, or RFP) would be used for your organization?
- Explain why you chose this request type.