What does an Invitational/Private bid mean?
Invitational/Private bids are sent to Suppliers that have prequalified. The Agency is not required to make this publicly available as it does not meet trade agreement thresholds.
Invitational/ Private bids are not displayed publicly on the website.
The only way to see details of the bid is to log into your bids&tenders account with the email address that the invitation was sent to. Some invitations may require the supplier to register for the bid prior to seeing any documentation.
Email Invitation looks like this:
An invitation email is specific to the email it was sent to. The email cannot be forwarded and invitation accessed by anyone other than the email address it was sent to.
If the invitation needs to be accessed by another team member at the same organization, following are a few items to consider:
Does the other individual have a bids&tenders account?
- If yes, Why do we have more than one account? (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for options of merging)
- If no, Supplier should consider adding a contact to their account (see Adding Contact video)
Supplier needs the invitation to go to another account in bids&tenders - Who do I contact?
- Supplier must contact Agency to have invitation resent to correct email address
- Supplier may contact support for assistance however, must allow enough time prior to bid closing. (Recommended 72 hours) email@example.com
If you are still not able to access the bid or invitation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org