This Anchor Alliance Partner uses the following language when communicating about business opportunities.
Suppliers: the businesses that register with this institution to provide the goods and services it needs. ‘Suppliers’ is used interchangeably with ‘Vendors’.
Solicitation or Invitation to Bid: a notification detailing the goods and/or services the county is planning to purchase. These often include important information that a vendor needs to know in order to fulfill this request.
Request for Proposals (RFPs): a notification asking potential suppliers to submit a proposal detailing how they would provide a needed good or service.
Bids or Proposals: the responses the institution has received from businesses for the requests it has posted.
Procurement: the process of handling all purchases and relationships with supplier/vendors/bidders. Procurement is handled through UM’s Purchasing Department.
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