Request for Proposals
Formal Requests for Quote (RFQ) and Requests for Proposal (RFP) are required at UCB for all purchases $100k and above. However, you may elect to go out to bid for any goods and services at any dollar amount. The RFP's typically take between 3-6 months and all suppliers must have a valid certificate of insurance on file with the University listing "The Regents of the University of California" as "additional insured" prior to starting work.
Insurance certificates on file are now located on the google drive.
For a more detailed look at this process please review the Request For Proposal Process Map.