So let's sum things up: The LOI and similar documentary terms, are non standard, confusing, and lead to ambiguity. Documentary ambiguity is referred to in trade law as a condition "The Battle of the Forms" in which confusion from contradictory and ambiguous forms and documents damages the transaction. This should be avoided. To seasoned corporate traders and bankers, using terms like "Letter of Intent" is the mark of amateurs. What you properly want is an RFQ, request for quotation, from a seller or supplier. The seller may then reply to your RFQ with a quote OR full offer if they wish.
FOR A FOLLOW UP _ YOU WANT TO FOLLOW UP ON FINDING CRUDE OUR SELLERS THAT DO NOT DEMAND LOI? OR, AS A CRUDE SELLER, TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN STRUCTURE YOUR DEAL FOR A NON_LOI OFFER? Please see the instructional information in the author's resource box below