Bid requests can be linked to a contract, which is convenient when you have awarded a bid to a supplier and want to connect the origin of the contract to the bidding event. By connecting a bid with a contract you can reference the original bid to assure consistency and as much detail as possible. When creating a contract the user will have two options for linking to a Bid Request:
Link to Unimarket Bid Request:
This option allows the user to search through existing Bid Requests in the Unimarket system and automatically link the details of that Bid Request.
Enter Bid Request Details:
If the Bid Request was not entered into Unimarket, the user is presented with a form to fill in the necessary information about a Bid Request.