Deliberation, discussion, or
conference to change or amend the terms of
an existing contract.
Payment for the use of a good or property
during a defined time period.
Replenishment Inventory Control System
system that relies on estimated usage rates
and lead time to schedule orders for delivery
to maintain supply chain efficiency and avoid
A provisional or final judicial order
allowing a rightful owner to reclaim property that has been taken by the other party to a
Report of Partial Shipment
Report showing the
items received from a supplier when an order
is incomplete or has items backordered.
1. Rejection on the grounds of being
unauthorized or having no binding force.
2. Disputing the validity of a contract and
refusing to honor its terms.
Request for Comments (RFC)
generated prior to an authorized procurement
in order to request feedback from the
contracting community or potential
proposers/bidders; to seek information about
a product or service in order to assist in the
finalization of technical specifications, design
specifications, or a statement of work. See
Also: Pre-Solicitation Conference, Request for
Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA)
Changes to a contract may require additional
work and expense on behalf of a contractor.
Change work, either directed by formal
contract modification or through constructive
change, entitles the contractor to seek an
equitable adjustment. The contractor must
prove that it is entitled to an equitable
adjustment. The contract must contain
language specifying the conditions under
which an REA will be considered.
Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI)
document issued by the buyer during the very
early stages of the procurement planning
process to provide potential suppliers with an
avenue to register their interest in being
involved in a particular project or performing a
particular job. An EOI may also be used to
seek industry input into scope of work
requirements that will then become part of a
formal solicitation, or to find other contractors
who could provide the goods or services. See
also: Request for Information (RFI).
Request for Information (RFI)
method whereby a jurisdiction publishes via
newspaper, internet, or direct mail its need for
input from interested parties for an upcoming
solicitation. See also: Pre-Solicitation
Conference, Request for Comments (RFC).