What should be included in the Request for Quote?

November 14, 2014

You RFQ document should include:


  • Part numbers and revisions of assemblies that require quote.
  • Annual and lot quantities anticipated.  More than one lot size or number of lots can be quoted in the same request.
  • Is the quote requested as a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) or Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM)?
  • What is the validity period required for the quote?
  • Is this quote required to be certified per government Cost and Data Requirements or TINA?
  • Is this a competitive or sole source quote?
  • What is the program for which this hardware is to be used?
  • Are there any components where reserve pricing is in effect?
  • What is the due date for the quote?
  • Are there any incumbent sources that may be qualified for the program or may provide NRE savings?
  • Any restrictions on sources or limitations on material sourcing.  Teledyne EMS observes ITAR rules and most quotes are handled in accordance with these restrictions.  If off-shore sourcing is allowed it should be stated in the RFQ.


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