Depending on service categories, contracted services are solicited via various types of solicitations.

STANDARD SOLICITATION TYPES

RFP: Request for Proposals (Highest Ranked Vendor)

IFB: Invitation for Bids (Lowest Cost Vendor)

RFSQ: Request for Statement of Qualifications (Various factors)

Invitation for Bids (IFB):  

*One Contract will be awarded to the lowest cost bidder*

Request for Proposals (RFP):

*One or more Contracts will be awarded to the highest ranked proposer(s)*

Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ):

*One or more Contracts will be awarded to qualified vendor(s)*