How to submit a bid

The following steps will outline how to submit a bid. In order to submit a bid, you can do this in three ways. 

  • From the Bidsandtenders homepage, you have a broad selection of Bids to choose from

  • If you know the Agency you are going to search or Bid from, you can select this from the drop down menu

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  • If you would like to view the Bid Details or Documents prior to registering as a Plan taker then you can select Bid Details or Download Documents

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In order to Register for the Bid, select from one of three choices, depending if you already have an account

  1. Create a new account
  2. Select the register for the Bid button and sign in
  3. Select Login

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If you do not have an account and this is your first time Bidding, you will be prompted with two options.

  1. One time payment $45.00 (Not including tax)
  2. Annual subscription $165.00 (Not including tax)

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  • This will take you to the Terms of Service. Select I Agree

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  • Once you have selected I Agree, the "My Bids screen will populate. Select Start Submission

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  • Two types of Bids could be created by the Agency and the Vendor will submit
  1. Hard copy only  -Documents are printed/completed and delivered to the Agency
  2. Ebids - Online information submitted
  • Through the online process after selecting Start Submission the tender tables or steps will open. These steps do not have to be completed in order. Once a step is completed it is normally indicated with a green check mark. The boxes that are indicated with exclamation point need attention and you are unable to submit your bid until the is corrected.

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  • When the first table is complete select Save My Bid and proceed to the next step

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  • Once all steps are complete, the option to view/preview your bid is available

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  • Each table should represent green check marks indicating success.

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  • When selecting Preview Bid with incomplete Tables, you will be prompted to correct all affected areas.

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  • When everything is complete you will receive a Bid Validated Successfully message. Select Preview My Bid in PDF if you would like to view your bid

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  • After review, you can complete the last step and select Submit My Bid Now button

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  • This will result in the confirmation Are you sure.... dialog box. Select Yes

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  • The final message indicates SUCCESS with the option to download your bid.

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