Request For Information (RFI)
You would normally issue an RFI to a vendor you have never done business with before – this gets them into your database for future reference and use.
In the RFI you are asking them basic questions e.g. Their field of expertise, their locations, their corporate structure, their main contact points, their products/services – for possible inclusion in a later RFQ exercise.
Mikrofax eBA software contains an automated RFI module that allows you to send out emails inviting suppliers to register themselves on the eBA’s Supplier Portal and submit any supporting documents/certificates/tax returns etc – their inclusion is approved by the eBA systems admin and they are then eligible to receive RFQ’s from you or to respond to RFP’s.