Last edited 08 Mar 2021


The UN Procurement Practitioner's Handbook, produced by the Interagency Procurement Working Group (IAPWG) in 2006 and updated in 2012 suggests solicitation is a:

‘Generic term for a request to suppliers to offer a bid, quotation or proposal.’

Solicitation documents are:

Documents issued to describe procurement requirements and to invite Suppliers to submit a bid, quotation or proposal.’

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