3 2. Open for Bidding3. Close 1.Preview- Vendors prepare to participate in the bidding event by reviewing requirements, terms, and attachments. Vendors download and complete appropriate documents. Vendors submit questions via Q&A Board. 2.Open for Bidding –Vendors prepare to participate in the Reverse Auction event by reviewing questions and attachments (if any). Vendors download and complete appropriate documents, prepare bids and submit final bids and upload requested documents (if any). Vendors can revise bids, if necessary, any time during Open for Bidding period. 3.Close – Purchasing Analyst evaluates all bids and the event is closed Reverse Auction Bid Process 1. Preview
4 Open for Bidding Period Close Contents Preview
5 Step 1: Accessing the MyFloridaMarketPlace Solicitation Tool Preview 1.Go to www.myfloridamarketplace.comwww.myfloridamarketplace.com 2.Click on Additional Vendor Information OR go toAdditional Vendor Information 3.Click on MyFloridaMarketPlace (Sourcing) https://sourcing.myfloridamarketplace.comMyFloridaMarketPlace (Sourcing)
6 Step 2: Finding the Event The first page you will see when you login is the RFX List page. This page will provide a list of State of Florida agencies. Next to each agency there is a number. This number indicates how many events the agency currently has posted for your viewing and/or responding. Note: Depending on the number of events you are invited to, you may not see this page. If you are invited only to one event, you will be directed to the RFX Info screen of the event you have been invited to. Please refer to the RFX Info screen. Preview ILLUSTRATIVE
7 ‘Click’ on the Agency name link that invited you to participate. For the Reverse Auction choose the Agency (example - Department of Management Services) Step 2: Finding the Event (cont.) ILLUSTRATIVE Preview
8 This page lists all of the current events existing with the Agency (Example Department of Management Services). ‘Click’ on the event you want to participate in. ( example - Reverse Auction User Guide) Step 2: Finding the Event (cont.) ILLUSTRATIVE Preview
9 Information regarding the entire event. Note: Some sections may contain attachments where you can download documents related to the event. Step 3: Reviewing the Event – RFX Info Preview
10 Step 3: Reviewing the Event – Viewing Attachments 1.) ‘Click’ on the hyperlinks to review attachments. 2.) ‘Click’ “Save this file to disk” to download the attachments, or “Open this file…” to open it in a browser window. Preview
11 Information regarding the event’s items. Step 3: Reviewing the Event – Items Preview You can click on the item link to view more detail description of the item.
12 Details of past submitted bids. Note: You may save draft bids using the “Save” function. These saved bids may be edited during later sessions while there is time remaining in the event. Once bids are finalized, they may be submitted. Submitted bids may also be revised as often as desired while there is time remaining in the event. Submitted bids are not final until time remaining runs out. Only final bids are viewable by the State. Step 3: Reviewing the Event – My Bids Preview
13 The Rules tab shows the schedule for the event. It communicates when the event starts and closes. Step 3: Reviewing the Event – Rules Preview
14 Step 4: Monitoring the Message Center All activities in the event can be viewed in the Message Center. Note: When you see the yellow envelope flashing it means you have a new message to view. ‘Click’ on the envelope to view new and old messages. Preview
15 Here is an example of Message Center activities. Step 4: Monitoring the Message Center (cont.) Preview
16 ‘Click’ on the Q&A Board. You will have the ability to submit questions electronically regarding a solicitation if the solicitation has been set up to allow a "Preview" period. The Clock will always show the time remaining to submit a bid. Step 5: Submitting Questions Preview
17 When you ‘click’ the Q&A Board button, a new window will open where you may ask questions regarding the solicitation. ‘Click’ the Ask Question button to ask a question. Step 5: Submitting Questions (cont.) Preview
18 1 - Enter your question(s). Note that you may ask several questions at once. 2 - ‘Click’ OK to submit. Step 5: Submitting Questions (cont.) Preview
19 When you submit questions using the Q&A Board, you will only see your organization's questions, not your competitors’ questions. The State will compile all questions from the Q&A Board, answer the questions, and post the answers to all vendor question as an attachment within the tool. The Message Center will alert you when a revision to the tool (i.e., Q&A Answers posted) has been made. Step 5: Submitting Questions (cont.) Preview
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21 Step 1: Preparing Bids When you are ready to submit a bid, ‘Click’ on the Prepare bid button. The Clock will always show the time remaining to submit a bid. Open for Bidding
22 Open for Bidding Step 1: Preparing Bids – RFX Info The RFX Info section allows you to submit responses to the solicitation’s questions.
23 In this example, you are required to upload required forms as attachments. Open for Bidding Step 1: Preparing Bids – Uploading Files
24 Step 1: Preparing Bids – Bid Field Types Long Text Fields (type up to 4,000 characters, or approximately two full double- spaced pages) Checkboxes (‘click’ one or more) Dropdowns (‘click’ only one) Dollars (type numeric values only) Open for Bidding
25 In this example, you would enter the actual dollar values for each lot in the “Enter Values” section. ‘Click’ Next when finished. Open for Bidding Step 1: Preparing Bids – Items
26 Open for Bidding Step 1: Preparing Bids – Submitting Summary page provides a view of your overall bid. ‘Click’ Submit if you are finished. ‘Click’ Prev. button if you would like to edit your bid.
27 Read the bid submittal text and ‘click’ on the OK button. Note: When clicking OK, your bid will be transmitted to the State. This bid can be revised as long as times remains in the Open for Bidding period. Only the last bid is viewable by the State. Open for Bidding Step 1: Preparing Bids – Submitting (cont.)
28 Step 2: Viewing Bids Open for Bidding To view your entered bids, click on the “My Bids” tab.
29 Open for Bidding Step 2: Viewing Bids (cont.) A list of the bids that you have placed will be displayed. Note: Other vendors’ bids will not be visible during the bidding period
30 Open for Bidding Step 2: Viewing Bids (cont.) You bid rank relative to other vendors’ bids will be displayed under Bid Rank column (in this example, this bid is ranked 1 st compared with other vendors’ bids) Amount of the bid placed
31 Open for Bidding Step 2: Viewing Bids (cont.) A list of bids will be displayed. Click on the bid id number to view the details of the bid submitted
32 Open for Bidding Step 2: Viewing bids (cont.) You bid RFX info will appear, click on Items tab to view item bid info. Click OK if you would like to go back to the main solicitation page
33 Open for Bidding Step 2: Viewing bids (cont.) Your bid Item info will appear, click on Items tab to view item RFX info. Click OK if you would like to go back to the main solicitation page
34 Open for Bidding Step 2: Viewing Bids (cont.)- Checking Bid Details TIPS: Please remember to double check your bid after submission, this is a validation for you that the system has accepted your bid. Please remember to check the files uploaded by clicking on the file name link. This is to validate that you have uploaded the correct required files Vendors have the ability to revise bids submitted up to to the close of the bidding period It is strongly recommended not to wait until the last minute to upload your bid.
35 Step 3: Revising Bids Open for Bidding To revise your bid, ‘click’ on the Revise Bid button. Note 1: When revising your bid, you will walk through the same process as the initial submission of your bid. Note 2: Revising/entering a new bid will “replace” previous bid. Only the last bid is viewable by the State.
36 Step 5: Bid Closing Once the solicitation is closed for bidding, it is moved to a Pending Selection status. Pending Selection allows the State to analyze all bids, documents, and requirements before making the final award decision. The Message Center will indicate that the solicitation event has stopped accepting bids and is awaiting award selection. Open for Bidding
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38 After the ‘Intent to Award’ process is completed, the State will award the business to the selected bidders. A message will be displayed to the winning bidder(s) within the Message Center. Note: The State reserves the right to contact the winning bidder(s) offline. Step 1: Award Notification Message Close
39 Step 2: View Completed Events 1. To view a completed event, ‘Click’ on the History Button. 2. ‘Click’ on the event you want to view. Close
40 Step 3: View Past bids ‘Click’ on the My Bids tab Close
41 For more information or assistance For all technical difficulties please contact the Customer Service Desk at (866)FLA- EPRO or firstname.lastname@example.org@myflorida.com There are several Solicitation help links available on MyFloridaMarketPlace solicitation help https://marketplace.myflorida.com/vendor/vendor_solicitation_help.htm such as: https://marketplace.myflorida.com/vendor/vendor_solicitation_help.htm –Vendor FAQ –On-Demand web-based training link –WinZip FAQ It is strongly recommended not to wait until the last minute to upload your bid. Notes