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Purpose

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

Overview

Since negotiation is a critical step in the sourcing process, purchasing companies can use bid invitations to invite qualified suppliers to offer materials or services according to requirements. Typically, the supplier’s offer is final and binding and there is no opportunity for lowering bids. This makes bid invitations slightly less competitive than reverse auctions.

This business process supports and streamlines bid invitation processes, enabling users to create bid invitations out of existing contracts and requisitions. It also provides the tools needed to quickly convert received bids into purchase orders or contracts. This accelerates the bid invitation process and vastly increases the productivity of purchasing professionals.

RFx creation process

1 - Purchaser overview and RFx type

1-1 Purchaser overview

1-2 Select RFx Type

2 - RFx Information

2-1 RFx Parameters tab

2-2 Questions tab

2-3 Notes and Attachments tab

3 - Bidders

3-1 Bidders tab

4 - Items

4-1 Items tab

5 - Notes, Attachments and Collaboration

5-1 Notes and Attachments tab

6 - Conditions

6-1 Conditions tab

7 - Weights and Scores

7-1 Weights and Scores tab

8 - Approval

8-1 Approval tab

9 - Tracking

9-1 Tracking tab

10 - Publication of RFx

10-1 Publish RFx

 

For RFx Response submission follow the debugging hints for RFx Response creation process

For Live Auction publication follow the debugging hints for SRM Live Auction process.

 

If you are creating RFx through SRM Sourcing Cockpit (SOCO) please check the following wiki site for debugging tips:

RFx Transaction Type Determination within Sourcing

Related Content

Related Documents

Debugging hints for SRM RFx Response submission process

Debugging hints for SRM Live Auction process

RFx Transaction Type Determination within Sourcing