1. Request for proposal is the package a prospective entity (provider) receives from the department to help formulate a proposal to perform a service for the department. Upon submission of the proposal, it is scored and evaluated by the department using the criteria communicate to the prospective entity in the RFP it received.
2. Request for proposal is a method of solicitation used for selected, technically complex procurements when deliverables cannot be easily defined.
3. Request for proposal is a request for submittal of a technical proposal from a provider that demonstrates competence and qualifications to perform the requested services, and shows an understanding of the specific contract.
4. Request for proposal is a procurement process used when the property, equipment or services to be acquired are described in a performance or functional specification; the number of bidders is uncertain despite public solicitation; price alone is not a determinant; and discussions are expected with the bidder.