IFBs vs. RFPs: What’s the Difference?

IFBs vs. RFPs: What’s the Difference?

School bids have traditionally followed the “Invitation for Bid” model, but some districts, like the Los Angeles Unified School District, have begun adopting the broader, “Request for Proposal” model

School procurement law is based on a simple premise: all procurement must be fair, open and competitive. That means that any company has the opportunity to be a supplier; that the process used to select products and suppliers must be transparent; and that the award has to be objective, going to the offer that is in the district’s best interest.

Procurement in the regulated public school environment can executed using either an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Prop

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