Request for Quote is a standard business process whose purpose is to invite suppliers into a bidding process to bid on specific products or services. It is usually done at Preconstruction stage


An RFQ allows different contractors to provide a quotation, among which the best will be selected. It also makes the potential for competitive bidding a lot higher, since the suppliers could be quite certain that they are not the only ones bidding for the products.


The entire process has been divided into 4 stages:

  1. Initiate - the stage where the decisions are being taken - what we need to quote, who is it going to etc..

  2. Distribute - the stage where the emails are being set out

  3. Review - replies received and reviewing

  4. Accept - the stage where the decision has been made - accept quote and select supplier