Step 5 - Opportunity close

Step 5 - Closing RFx, Submitting on behalf, Unsealing, Viewing Submissions, Analyze


Follow the instructions in the sections below.


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1. In the left-hand menu, click Prepare RFx.
2. Click the Other Actions dropdown button.
3. Click Close Opportunity.

This section is here for training to allow trainers to upload Submissions during practice.

Manually Closing a Posted Opportunity

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Manual closure of opportunities is available and should be used in accordance with core policy and best practices. This function is not recommended for use.



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4. Click OK.


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Submissions that are only to be viewed after Closing Date and Time, are uploaded after the Opportunity is closed.

1.    Using the left-hand menu, click View RFx Activity.
2.    Select the Declined checkbox to track all invited Suppliers who did not provide a Submission.
3.    Click the + button in the row of the Supplier whose Submission is being added.
4.    Click the Refresh button to update the Submission Available Confirm with “Refresh” column. 

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The Responsible must upload Submissions to BC Bid for any Opportunity that is not accepting BC Bid Electronic Submissions. Submissions must be uploaded to award, shortlist or not award and to create a Contract Award Notice.

Note: To add Suppliers to the View RFx tab see Adding Suppliers Not On Qualified List.


Submissions on Behalf of Suppliers


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    a. Select a date and time under Offline Submission Receipt
    b. Click the Click or Drag to add files button or drag a file to upload a Submission.
    Note: document count field will detail the number of documents attached to the submission
5. Click Submit.


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6. Click I Agree and Submit.


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info alertAs a Buyer you are not agreeing to this pop-up advisory. It’s a step required to upload a Submission into BC Bid for creation of the contract award notice within your Opportunity.


7. Click Save and Close

Before unsealing Submissions ensure that all Submissions have been uploaded to the Opportunity. See Upload Submissions. 


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1. In the left-hand menu, click Prepare RFx, then navigate to the Setup tab.
2. Within Sealed Submissions, click the padlock icon to unseal submissions.

Note: A pop-up will display before unsealing submissions with the following:

‘Have you uploaded ALL offline Submissions into BC Bid? If not, click CANCEL. If you click OK, you will no longer be able to upload offline Submissions. Once unsealed, offline Submissions cannot be uploaded. Please refer to your Buyer Guide for full instructions.’

info alertFor Opportunities that do not have sealed submissions, see Step 6 – Analyze and Award.



Unsealing and Downloading Submissions