A solicitation is a formal invitation to submit a bid on a job. You will receive an email alerting you to new solicitations, at which point you will need to login to the software to review the solicitation and specifications and submit your bid.
Once an email has been received alerting you to a solicitation, login to the software and click on Solicitations.
Click on the job number you will be bidding on.
Once you have scrolled through and reviewed all of the specifications and terms, there are several options available: Bid, No Bid, Comment or Inquire, and Attach File. You may also see the option to review the estimate that you made on the job, if estimates were requested and you entered a price.
At any time, you may attach a file, send a comment or inquiry to the buyer for more information on the job.
There are times when you may not be able to produce or bid on a solicitation due to capacity or the product not quite fitting your core capabilities. In this case, you will want to click No Bid.
Enter the reason that you are not bidding on the job and click No Bid.
You may now return to your home portal and your response is recorded for the buyer.
If you are entering a bid on the job, enter your price, verify your production contacts, and click Submit.
You may now edit your bid price, retract your bid price, or return to your home portal as your response is now recorded for the buyer.
Once you have entered your bid results, you will see the solicitation in your out box, as it is pending buyer review.
Once the bidding window closes, and the buyer awards the job, you will receive an email informing you of the bid results. In the event that you have won the job, production tasks will immediately display in your portal, based on the tasks associated with the job.