But intentions are not binding contractual conditions. Nor need they lead up to binding contractual conditions. Moreover a letter expressing intent, in its form, does not adequately suggest what the appropriate response should be. Whereas a Request for Quotation / RFQ quite literally is a Request. For a Price Quotation. Hence the document's name, it meaning is expressed by it's name. Hence an appropriate response, for a vendor or supplier, is issuing a a price quote.
Kalogredis calls that basic fact that a document generally viewed by many as a casual and non_binding document, could atimes still become binding under certain unpredictable circumstances, "one of the traps in a letter of intent," and adds: