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Purchasing | Bid Solicitations

When preparing to purchase equipment, supplies, or services, departments are encouraged, and sometimes required to solicit Request for Quotes or Request for Proposals. A Request for Quote is typically used if a particular item or system meets the end user’s requirements. A Request for Proposal is solicited if the end user is more flexible and allows the consideration of a variety of solutions. Feel free to discuss specific needs with a purchasing agent.