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Re: [Czechlist] Re: TERMS: poptavka vs. nabidka

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  • Pecinkova - prekladatelsky servis
    Thanks, Michael ... From: Michael To: Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 6:06 PM Subject: [Czechlist] Re:
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      Thanks, Michael

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      From: "Michael" <tritt002@...>
      To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 6:06 PM
      Subject: [Czechlist] Re: TERMS: poptavka vs. nabidka


      > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Iveta Pecinkova - preklady a
      > tlumoceni" <preklady@...> wrote:
      >> I wonder whether native speakers see any difference
      >> between RFQ and RFP in this context.
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      > I don't see much. In the U.S., I'd tend to limit the "quote" form,
      > which is almost never heard, as being for something pretty cut-and-
      > dried, standard, off-the-shelf, and "proposal" (which is what I've
      > almost always heard in a variety of contexts) as being for something
      > that might involve alternatives, design or project choices, etc. But
      > for any practical purpose, they'd be synonyms.
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      > It may be a regional variation. Google shows the following
      > difference between the U.S. and the U.K.: when sites are made
      > predominantly U.S. by using the site restriction site:.edu, site:.gov
      > or site:.us, the proportion very very greatly favors RFP over RFQ
      > (i.e., "request for proposal" over "request for quote" both spelled
      > out in full and limited to precise string by quotation marks): by
      > 149,000 to 700 in .edu, 227,000 to 900 in .gov, and 273,000 to 900
      > for .us -- but using a site restrictor of site:.uk produces a
      > disproportion markedly (though less extremely lopsided) the other
      > way: 160k for the RFQ and 24k for RFP (both spelled out in full, of
      > course). So the US has about a 180:1 favor for RFP; the UK about a
      > 8:1 favor for RFQ.
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