When you are invited to participate in a Bid, you may first receive an email notification or the customer could post a public link/URL to the bid. If you are invited via email, click the View the Request for Quote link on the email to get started.
Join the Bid
Review the Bid Request by clicking on the Summary, Attachments, Products and Criteria tabs. Once you're ready to participate, click Join in the top right-hand corner to initiate the Supplier Registration Process.
To participate on any Unimarket bids, your company will need to be registered in Unimarket and you will need a username and password. Complete the initial registration details and click Sign Up.
If you are already registered, click at the top right for Already registered? Login and sign in with your username and password (This will link the bid to your existing account).
For more information on the registration process, see Supplier Registration and Profile Set-Up.
You are now logged into Unimarket. To Accept the bid, click Accept in the top right-hand corner.
|Note: If you need to set up additional users for your account see Create & Manage Users.|
Click Create Quote in the top right hand corner when you are ready to supply a response to the bid. You can save your in-progress quote at any time by selecting Save at the bottom of any tab. The Customer will not be able to view your quote until you officially publish it (Click Publish from the Publish Tab). The Create Quote tool will guide you through supplying a response step-by-step.
The first tab of the bid request is the Overview tab where you are given a brief explanation of what the bid request is for and important information about responding to the bid request. Once you are happy to continue select Next at the bottom of the page (or you can click directly onto one of the tabs).
Enter the key details of your quote. This is an opportunity to enter an internal quote reference and add any relevant attachments.
|Note: The expiry date should default to six months into the future. Please ensure your quote does not expire within a month or less than the award date.|
|Note: You may add your attachments on this page but it is possible that your customer may have requested your documents to be attached in sections.|
Sections are separated by Item sections for products and Question sections for questions. The customer may have listed specific products that they would like you to quote prices for. To the right of the screen, click on +Add Quote to edit the product and add your pricing and click OK. When you are ready to proceed, click Next.
The customer may have some specific questions they would like to have answered. Click the Edit links to the right of the screen to add your responses then click OK. When you are ready to proceed, click Next.
If you are not ready to publish the quote, you can click Save and come back to it later. You can also amend any of the data before publishing by clicking Previous or simply clicking on the relevant tab. When you are ready to submit your quote to the customer, click Publish.
You can edit your bid at any time up until the due date and time of the bid. You can do this by clicking into the bid, clicking the actions menu on the top right and selecting Edit Quote. Make any necessary updates to your quote and when you are finished click on the Publish tab and press the Publish button to submit the new information.
Confirming my Bid has been Submitted
You can check to confirm your bid was successfully submitted by clicking on the bid name and then clicking on the Quote tab. Here it will show you the date that your bid was published along with information that was submitted.
For more information on submitting questions and messages on a bid request see Submit Questions & Messages for a Bid Request.