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    what is a "statement of authorization to bid"?

    I want to submit a proposal in response to an RFP. One of the terms is a "statement of authorization to bid". Anyone have experience with this? I am assuming it wants to know there is, among other things, no conflict of interests.

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    The janitor at Microsoft isn't authorized to submit a proposal from Microsoft to an RFP. He is not authorized to bid. I would assume "statement of authorization to bid" is a statement showing you're authorized to make the bid in your proposal -- that you're authorized to make this proposal on behalf of your company/organization.

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    do mean the janitor is disallowed because he's unqualified or because he is an MS employee or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgm_03 View Post
    do mean the janitor is disallowed because he's unqualified or because he is an MS employee or both?
    I mean the janitor does not have the authority to commit the Microsoft corporation to any agreements. He is not an authorized agent of the corporation, like a CEO or such. The company making the RFP would not want to receive a proposal from Microsoft sent by its janitor, so they ask for a statement of authorization.

    You can always ask the company what they want instead of guessing

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    I understand. Thanks for explaining


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