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List a privately sent tender invitation as open or remove it from the open tenders area

Find out how you can list a privately sent tender invitation as open, to achieve greater coverage and how you can then remove it from the open tenders area at your own discretion, once you have received ample pricing.
  1. When logged into BidContender, select the project required from either:
    • Your recent tenders list on the Dashboard or
    • From your All current tenders list by clicking on the Show all current tenders link on the Dashboard
  1. Click on the Tender Invitations tab
  2. Locate the trade tender invitation you wish to send to the open tenders area
  3. Click on the Manage Invitation button to the right of the trade tender invitation title
  1. Scroll halfway down the screen and click the check box titled List as an Open Tender – this will add a tick in the box 
  1. The tender invitation will be marked as Open Tender against the invitation title in the Tender Invitations tab 
  1. The tender will be listed in the Open tenders tab and anyone with a login can express interest in the tender

An open tender can be viewed by anyone with a BidContender login. The tender invitation must be specifically selected to be sent to this area as they are not automatically listed as open. This strategy can be used to increase pricing coverage and hence, the volume of quotes received.

  1. Once you have received ample quotes and decide to remove the tender invitation from the Open Tenders area, click on the Tender Invitations tab 
  2. Locate the trade tender invitation you wish to remove from the open tenders area  - it will be marked as Open Tender
  3. Click on the Manage Invitation button to the right of the trade tender invitation title
  1. Click the check box titled List as an Open Tender, in order to remove the tick. This will immediately remove the tender invitation from the Open Tenders area 
  1. Click on the Tender Invitations tab - the trade invitation will no longer be marked as Open Tender against the invitation title
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