How to create a Request for Quotation?

A Request for Quotation (RfQ) is used when you plan to purchase some products and you would like to receive a quote for those products. In Odoo, the Request for Quotation is used to send your list of desired products to your supplier. Once your supplier has answered your request, you can choose to go ahead with the offer and purchase or to turn down the offer.

For more information on best uses, please read the chapter Request for Quotation, Purchase Tender or Purchase Order?


Creating a Request for Quotation

In the Purchases module, open Purchase ‣ Requests for Quotation and click on Create.

Select your supplier in the Vendor menu, or create it on-the-fly by clicking on Create and Edit. In the Order Date field, select the date to which you wish to proceed to the actual order.

Incoming Shipments
Vendor Reference
Reference of the sales order or bid sent by the vendor. It's used to do the matching when you receive the products as this reference is usually written on the delivery order sent by your vendor.
Order Date
Depicts the date where the Quotation should be validated and converted into a purchase order.
Source Document
Reference of the document that generated this purchase order request (e.g. a sale order or an internal procurement request)
Deliver To
This will determine picking type of incoming shipment
Drop Ship Address
Put an address if you want to deliver directly from the vendor to the customer. Otherwise, keep empty to deliver to your own company.
Destination Location Type
Technical field used to display the Drop Ship Address
International Commercial Terms are a series of predefined commercial terms used in international transactions.
View Request for Quotation in our Online Demonstration

In Products, click on Add an item. Select the product you wish to order in the Product menu. Specify the Quantity by inserting the number and selecting the unit of measure. In the Unit Price field, specify the price you would like to be offered (you can also leave the field blank if you don't know what the price should be) , and add the expected delivery date in the Scheduled Date field. Click on Save, then Print Rfq or Send Rfq by email (make sure an email address is specified for this supplier or enter a new one).

After having clicked on Send, you will notice that the RFQ's status will switch from Draft to RFQ Sent.

Once your supplier has replied with an offer, update the RfQ by clicking on Edit to fit the quotation (prices, taxes, expected delivery lead time, payment terms, etc.), then click on Save to issue a Purchase Order.

To proceed with the order, click on Confirm Order to send the order to the supplier. The RfQ's status will switch to Purchase Order.

The status of the RfQ will change to PURCHASE ORDER. Tabs in the upper right corner of the order will show 1 Shipment and 0 Invoice.

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