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Responding to a request for information (RFI) / sources sought notice

What does it mean when the customer issues one, and how should you respond?

At any time prior to RFP release, a customer may or may not release an RFI.

  • Customers request RFIs for different reasons and call them by different names.
  • Knowing how to respond and what the impact is on the process depends on what the customer is trying to achieve by releasing the RFI.

When the Government is considering a procurement, but is not sure about specifications, methodologies, or potential bidders, they may issue an RFI. An RFI may provide you with an opportunity to:

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