request for proposal

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
RFP (abbreviation)
request for proposal
RFP (Wikipedia)

A request for proposal (RFP) is a document that solicits proposal, often made through a bidding process, by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity, service, or valuable asset, to potential suppliers to submit business proposals. It is submitted early in the procurement cycle, either at the preliminary study, or procurement stage.

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