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Bid and Proposal Overview
Purchases requiring published notice generally are obtained using the following methods:
Goods – Invitation for Bids (IFB)
In response to a request for a specified quantity and quality of goods, vendors submit sealed bids which are opened and read upon bid closing. The bid is awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder.
Goods or Services – Request for Proposals (RFP)
In response to a particular county need or stated problem, vendors submit proposed solutions to the need or problem. After the deadline for submitting RFPs, proposals are evaluated against stated criteria. The contract is awarded to the vendor whose proposal receives the highest score against such stated criteria, with cost being only one of the criteria.
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
In response for a need for professional services, vendors submit professional qualifications. The submissions are evaluated against stated criteria, and a contract is awarded to the vendor whose qualifications best meet the criteria stated. An RFQ is used for the procurement of architectural, engineering, and land surveying services in excess of $20,000.
For more information please call the Missoula County Auditor at 406-258-3227 or email your questions firstname.lastname@example.org.