A designation that a quotation bid or offer price) will not be changed for a specified period of time ( i.e., “firm”) and will be the price of any transaction executed with the party to whom the quotation is given during that period. The broker-dealer giving a firm quotation also commits itself not to effect a transaction in the securities with any other party during that period. Firm quotations may sometimes be subject to a “recall,” either immediately upon notice or after a specified period. Alternatively, the quotation might be “firm, fill or kill,” in which case the quoting broker-dealer has the right to contact the second broker-dealer and inform it that it must execute a transaction against the offering price immediately or the quotation will be withdrawn. Compare: SUBJECT BID/OFFER. See: QUOTATION.