Types of tenders

Types of tenders

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Community Housing engages vendors to ​participate in our opportunities which may present themselves in the following forms:​

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Used for more complex deliverables where bidder ranking is assessed based on high score and where bidder responses may help inform the development of final specifications or performance terms. This format allows negotiation of the contract with the selected bidder.

Request for Quotation (RFQ)​

Used to procure simple goods and services where bidder ranking is typically, although not always, assessed based on lowest price.

Invitation to Tender (ITT)

Used to procure goods or construction where the specifications or requirements are well defined, the terms of the contract are clear and where bidder ranking is assessed on lowest price. ​

Request for Vendor Qualification (RFVQ)

Used to prequalify vendors in the first stage of a two-stage Open Competition. Bidders who meet the requirements of the RFVQ are eligible to participate in the second stage and are invited to respond to a subsequent Solicitation Document.​