This section allows you to add guidelines for suppliers to review before launching the RFx. Guidelines are documents that suppliers must agree to before entering the RFx. There are two ways to add guidelines:
1) importing and editing an existing guideline from the repository, or
2) creating a new guideline by uploading a document or using the text editor in the system.
Importing a Guideline from the Repository
Choose Add and then Import from Repository.
Check the box for the guideline you want to import. You can check as many guidelines as you need.
The body of the guideline displays in the main window. Some guidelines will have links to the document instead of a preview.
Once the guideline has been imported it will be listed in the Guidelines section of the RFx.
Adding a New Guideline
Click Add and Create New Guideline.
Give your Guideline a title that is easy for suppliers to understand in the Guideline Title field.
Select “Before participating in event” from the Acknowledgement from Supplier dropdown if you want to require the supplier to acknowledge the guideline prior to the event.
In the text box, enter the content for the guideline. You can also add an attachment using the Add Attachment link which allows you to upload or drag or drop a guideline to attach to your RFx document.
To save the guideline, click Save.
When you have completed the guideline, click Done.
To help facilitate compliance, it’s best practice to configure your essential guidelines so the supplier must acknowledge them prior to participating in the event. Do this by using the Acknowledgement from Supplier dropdown and select Before participating in event.
If you have a qualification for participating in the RFx, add it as a guideline. If suppliers cannot attest to the guideline, it will disqualify them.