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Purpose

The purpose of this page to provide information about SRM Bid Invitation, Quotation, Live Auction and cFolder integration with SAP SRM.

Overview

SAP Bidding Engine is part of SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM). Purchasers can use SAP Bidding Engine to create and process an RFx and live auction for products and services. Bidders can use SAP Bidding Engine to participate in auctions and respond to an RFx.

SRM Bid Invitation

A request from a buyer/purchaser to a supplier/bidder to submit a quote for goods or services according to specified criteria. More information can be found on Bid Invitation (RFx) page.

Technical Data

Business transaction category: BUS2200

Technical name: SRM RFx

Other names: Bid Invitation, RFx, RFQ, Request for Quotation, Request for Quote

Debugging hints for SRM RFx creation process

The following debugging hints documentation guides you through the steps from creating the requirement for progress monitoring to the creation of a purchase order document awarded to a winning supplier/bidder.

Access the debugging hints for SRM RFx creation process here.

 

SRM Quotation

A response to a Request for Quote in which a bidder offers to sell goods and services to a buyer according to the requested criteria. More information can be found on Quotation (QUO) page.

Technical Data

Business transaction category: BUS2202

Technical name: SRM Supplier Quote

Other names: Bid, RFx Response, Quotation, Vendor Bid, Supplier Quote

Debugging hints for SRM RFx Response submission process

The following debugging hints documentation guides you through the steps from creating the requirement for progress monitoring to the creation of a purchase order document awarded to a winning supplier/bidder.

Access the debugging hints for SRM RFx Response submission process here.

 

Bidding Outside Firewall (RFx Response Submission Outside Firewall)

In Bidding Outside Firewall scenario, RFx documents created by purchaser in SRM client will be transferred to the Supplier System using ESOA technology, using xml documents.

Technical Data

Technical name: Bidding Outside Firewall

Other names: SUS Bidding, External Bidding, RFx Replication to External System, SRM-SUS Scenario, Bid and RFx Response Submission Outside Firewall, Synchronization between Purchasing system (SRM Server) and Supplier System (SRM SUS)

More details on the RFx Outside Firewall scenario

 

Extended Tendering Functions

Extended tendering functions are used mostly in the public sector. The following functions have been integrated into SAP Supplier Relationship Management 7.0 Enhancement Package 1 and above. More information can be found on Extended Tendering Functions page.

Tender fees

Tender fees are paid by prospective suppliers to access RFx documents and submit an RFx response. For more information, see Tender Fee Processing.

Earnest money deposits

Earnest money deposits are paid by prospective suppliers as a guarantee of fulfillment of contract. For more information, see Earnest Money Deposit handling.

Two-envelope RFx responses

Two-envelope RFx responses allow suppliers to submit technical bid information separately from price information. For more information, see Two-Envelope RFx Response Processing.

Multi-party verification at RFx response opening

Multi-party verification uses the simultaneous logon process to allow multiple users to approve RFx response opening by logging on to the system. For more information, see Simultaneous Logon without Technical RFx Response opening.


These functions can be added as optional steps to the standard SAP SRM procurement process.

 

cFolder integration with SAP SRM

Integration with SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) cFolder 2.0 or higher allows purchasers to create a folder there to store information, and share it with potential suppliers. More information can be found on cFolder integration with SAP SRM (CFO) page.

Technical Data

Business transaction category: -NA-

Technical name: cFolder

Other names: Document Folder

 

SRM Live Auction

The Live Auction Cockpit interface allows you to conduct your live auctions in a real-time environment that mimics the activity and process of an actual auction floor. More information can be found on SRM Live Auction page.

Technical Data

Business transaction category: BUS2208

Technical name: SRM Auction

Other names: Live Auction

Debugging hints for SRM Live Auction process

The following debugging hints documentation provides additional business process information and describes the Auction creation process for a more efficient debug.

Access the debugging hints for SRM Live Auction process page.