Request for Proposal
Request for Proposals, (RFP), are generally used for purchases of highly technical supplies and services when subjective criteria may be needed to evaluate and select the vendor(s).
The RFP process is much more complex and includes evaluation teams and contracting.
A more detailed explanation of the RFP process can be found under the Texas Procurement and Support Services Request for Proposal Guidelines. The UT System Office of General Counsel, also produces sample proposal formats which must be used in the RFP process.