Q: What is the difference between a Request for Proposal and a Bid? Which should come first regarding a fire station build?
A: A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In general and basic terms, a Request for Proposal is meant to solicit a Proposal from contractors. As for the Bid, to solicit those, a business may use an Invitation to Bid. If you're talking about a fire station, that sounds like it might involve a municipality or other public entity. IF that's the case, you may want to consult with a Wisconsin attorney or someone in Wisconsin government for guidance on such transactions. Good luck
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