There are several different methods of procurement for goods and services. Think back to those bidding thresholds and as you review these methods:
Question:What’s the difference between an Invitation for Bid (IFB) and an Request for Proposal (RFP)? How are bids different from proposals?
Answer: Competitive sealed proposals may be solicited in lieu of competitive sealed bids if competitive sealed bidding is not practicable or not advantageous to the state. RFPs are normally used for professional services, information technology, and specialized equipment.
An IFB is used when…
An RFP is used when…
For more information about doing business with the State of North Dakota, please contact SPO.
State Procurement Office
600 E. Boulevard Avenue Dept. 012
Bismarck, ND 58505-0310