[a] document used to obtain price, delivery, other market information, or capabilities for planning purposes when the Government does not presently intend to issue a solicitation.
[a] letter released to the bidding community seeking to identify interested bidders for a particular procurement. The RFI generally describes the background of the business problem and may describe some of the key requirements.
[a]ny specific time-sensitive ad hoc requirement for intelligence information or products to support an ongoing crisis or operation not necessarily related to standing requirements or scheduled intelligence production. A request for information can be initiated to respond to operational requirements and will be validated in accordance with the combatant command's procedures.