Our most recent release includes three further enhancements to the VendorPanel platform.
4 September 2020
In exceptional circumstances, where a buyer needs to accept a late submission from a supplier, rather than re-opening the request (and providing all suppliers the opportunity to update or upload a response), the late submission functionality can be used. This allows for all responses to be evaluated within VendorPanel with the late submission being flagged accordingly.
After the request has closed, and if it has not been unlocked, a buyer can generate a late submission link and send this via email to the supplier.
The supplier will be able to click on the link and submit their response. The submission date and time will be logged to allow auditing of which suppliers used this functionality in any given request.
If you would like this functionality switched on for your organisation, contact VendorPanel Product Updates Support.
You can post a request via VendorPanel (a select request or tender) and, instead of getting the supplier to submit an RFx response, direct them to a pre-qualification process for one of your lists.
This provides a smarter workflow for advertising and directing suppliers to your pre-qualification and self registration lists.
If this functionality is of interest, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
This functionality was developed in response to a survey we conducted regarding Tenders. Organisations using tenders can now display a record of closed tenders, which can be searched by category or keyword.
This means further transparency and probity for past tenders, whilst providing more information for suppliers that may encourage them to register to Marketplace for future opportunities.
This enhancement also seeks to encourage users to have open discussions with colleagues at other organisations who have released similar Public Tenders.
If you would like access to your Closed Public Tenders page, contact VendorPanel Product Updates Support for your unique link.
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