.4 AV Bid:
A request for proposal (RFP) is distributed to a select group of integrators. Once the bidders have received all bid documents, in most cases there will be a site review meeting, led by the project architect. Each integrator submits a sealed bid stating their qualifications, pricing and recommended alternatives to the proposed design. A final selection is made by the architect or owner determined by many factors including: price, experience, references, staffing, facilities and agreement by the integrator to meet project timeline.