RFQ due date extended after due date? Legitimate? in Contract Award Process Posted July 11 · Report reply 17 minutes ago, PepeTheFrog said: A quote is not an offer. A request for quotes (RFQ) is therefore less "stringent" than a request for proposals. A late quote is less of a big deal than a late proposal. When the government finds a quote it likes, the government will send an offer. I don't think this is true if the solicitation contained the unaltered text of FAR 52.212-1, as this provision includes the standard late offer rule. That's why I advocate tailoring the provision for SAP so the CO can accept late quotations if they are received before award is made and doing so would not unduly delay the acquisition.