The process of notifying prospective vendors that the University wishes to receive offers on a set of requirements to provide goods or services. The process might consist of public advertising, the mailing of Invitations for Bids, or telephone calls to prospective vendors requesting quotations.
Request for an offer to do work. name, number, date, code, type Method of announcement, statement of work, terms and conditions, area of interest, duration, schedule, deliverables Request for Proposals (RFPs), Program Announcement, letter requesting Field Work Proposals (FWPs)
A process for requesting submittal of offers through either a formal communication, which may include an IFB, RFP or REOI, or an informal communication, such as telephone communication and other forms of communication with potential offerors as specifically authorized under these regulations. A solicitation may only be issued by a contracting officer or an authorized government official.
A solicitation is any request to submit offers or quotations to the government for the purpose of acquiring products and services. Once the government agency has acquisition authority, the agency prepares a solicitation that fully describes and specifies what it wants to purchase, the terms and conditions of the purchase, delivery schedules, and support needed for the product or service. It is generally during this preparation time that the government determines if this will be a sole source or an open competition acquisition.
The process by which funding agencies invite potential grantees or recipients of funds to submit proposals, applications, etc. Frequently, federal agencies announce their grant solicitations through Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAÕs), which are published in the Federal Register, as well as posted to the agenciesÕ own web sites.
An invitation to prospective bidder s to respond to a request for proposal, or quotation. [D03692] RMW The process of obtaining quotes, bids or proposal [D01867] WST The process of issuing a document requesting submission of an offer, quote, or information and obtaining responses. [D03573] GAT
Asking; selling. An employer may have a "no solicitation" rule to prohibit employees from union organizing at work, but the rule may not be valid if the employer allows other forms of solicitation such as fund-raising ticket sales, etc.
In the United States, solicitation is a crime; it is an inchoate offense that consists of a person inciting, counseling, advising, urging, or commanding another to commit a crime with the specific intent that the person solicited commit the crime.