Solicitation Module

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The Solicitation module is independently managed by the agency buyer for each specific commodity or service. The buyer has full authority over the following functionality and capabilities:

• Type of solicitation (RFB, RFQ, RFP, and RFI).

• Type of competition managed (open, price analysis, sole source, local area preference, certified vendor list, etc.).

• Bidding process (closed bid, all or nothing itemized bid, reverse auction).

• Response due date and required delivery date or service start and completion dates.

• The field of vendors invited to participate in bidding.

• Vendor pre-qualification requirements.

• Terms and conditions, including Vendor mandatory agreement to terms and conditions documentation.

• Pre-bid conference. (Optional or mandatory)

• Amendments.

• Vendor Question and Answer participation.

• Bonding requirements, including capability to manage online verification of bond.

• Bid submittal requirements.

• Bid evaluation criteria.