IT procurement documentation for a solution architecture
IT procurement documents are popularly known as RFx documents. This is a term that includes different stages of the procurement process. When you refer to RFx, it references the formal requesting process. RFx documents are categorized as request for proposal (RFP), request for information (RFI), and request for quotation (RFQ) documents.
Solution architects are often involved in the procurement process to provide their input or lead them. These procurements may be related to outsourcing, contracting, procuring software such as a database or development tools, or buying SaaS solutions.
As these documents could be highly technical and have a broad, long-term impact, the solution architect needs to provide input or respond to any procurement requirement and prepare the invite. Let's understand the difference between different RFx documents, as follows: