Is an RFI limited to the competitive (RFP) method of procurement?

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Health and Human Services.

No. An RFI can be used with other methods of procurement as well. For instance, if a state agency is contemplating a restrictive purchase of service, issuing an RFI may help to discover whether other providers are interested in providing the service. Note that conducting an RFI without additional efforts/justification is not sufficient for a restrictive purchase of service.