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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND QUALIFICATION

Term used to describe the competitive selection process when selection is based primarily on the qualifications set forth in the proposal, such as Architectural/Engineering Services and artist selections.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The competitive proposal method of procurement. Award is made on a negotiated fixed price or cost reimbursement basis.

REQUESTING DEPARTMENT (USER)

The term used for any organizational entity within the MTA that initiates a request for procurement action and that will ultimately benefit from the goods or services acquired.