What is the difference between a Bid, an RFP, and an RFQ?
During a bid, price is the most deciding factor for award. Bid examples include: construction, equipment, materials and supplies.

An RFP (Request for Proposals) or RFQ (Request for Qualifications) is used more where price is a consideration, but not the most weighted factor. Other factors considered include:
1. Qualifications in Relation to Specific Project to be Performed
2. Experience, Competence, and Capacity for Performance
3. Work Method and Location of Facilities
4. Past Performance
5. Price (not considered in an RFQ)

RFQ's are only done for architectural, engineering and legal services.

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1. Am I allowed to contact the selection committee members during the RFP / RFQ process?
2. Are there any requirements for submitting a bid?
3. Do I need to include taxes and shipping in my bid?
4. How do I get signed up on the mailing list?
5. How do I get a copy of a plan holders list?
6. What does the City do with its surplus equipment?
7. What is the difference between a Bid, an RFP, and an RFQ?
8. When do I need an Arkansas Contractor’s License Number?
9. When do I need a bid bond or 100% performance and payment bond?
10. Where does the City of Fayetteville advertise Bids, RFP's and RFQ's?
11. Where do I find the results of a bid?
12. Whom do I call if I have a question?