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Read what a vendor should do when preparing and submitting a bid / proposal document to the City of Opelika Purchasing Department.
A Request for Bid (RFB) is the preferred method for acquiring goods and services for the City of Opelika.
A Purchasing officer uses the Request for Bid to solicit pricing for most purchases.
A Request for Proposal asks for the vendor to provide a solution (e.g., service, construction or equipment) to meet a particular purpose.
Use of the Request for Proposal (RFP) indicates the City of Opelika's interest in soliciting solutions for a project, service, or technical project.
All responses to Request for Bid (RFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP) must be received in the City of Opelika Purchasing Department prior to the time and date shown on the document.
Mistakes in response to bids / proposals, actual or alleged, are not uncommon and can present serious problems.