Step 8 - Downstream activities

Step 8 - Downstream activities

Overview

Downstream activities overview
Name Acronym How used
Multi-use List MUL Used on a new Sourcing Project and the associated Opportunity Type(s) by adding the Qualified Suppliers List through the Add Suppliers tab – Adding Suppliers From a Qualified Suppliers List [LINK].
Single-use Request for Qualifications SURFQ Used for an Opportunity immediately downstream to the creation of the Qualified Suppliers List.
New Lot   Used for Limited Tendering (NOI/CAN) to create the Contract Award Notice downstream to the Notice of Intent process.

 

In the downstream process, the results of this RFx will be used to establish a Qualified Suppliers List. This Qualified Suppliers List can then be used to invite qualified suppliers to a subsequent RFx. For information on how to use a Qualified Suppliers List to invite Suppliers, see Adding Suppliers From a Qualified Suppliers List in the Add Suppliers section of Step 1.

Note: There can only be one service area per Qualified Suppliers List, so users should create one Multi-use List event for each geographical area, if applicable.

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1. In the left-hand menu, click Prepare RFx.
2. Click Create a new lot.

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If creating a new Lot, that is not downstream to a Single use Request for Qualifications, see Create New Lot [LINK].

 

 

How to Transfer a QSL from a SURFQ

 

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3. In the Create a new Amendment/Lot dialog box, in Copy Options, select the radio button in the Blank column.
4. Click Create & Close.

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5. In the Opportunity Type drop-down list, select the applicable opportunity type for the downstream process.
6. Enter the Opportunity Description.

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7. In the Summary Details text box, enter a summary of the opportunity.
8. Select an Issue Date.
9. Optional: Select Auto issuing.
10. Select a Closing Date & Time.
11. Click Validate & Save.

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12. Complete any mandatory fields and then select Add shortlisted suppliers checkbox.
13. Click Validate & Save.

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14. Select Suppliers tab and review the updated list of qualified Suppliers.

Lots are utilized in multi-stage procurements. The Discussion Forum, Set up Team, Set up Documents, and Enquiries as well as the Add Supplier tabs are copied across all RFx/Lots within a Sourcing Project.

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1. In the left-hand menu, click Prepare RFx.
2. To toggle between amendments or lots choose the amendment or lot using the Selected Lot – Amendment dropdown.
3. Click Create a new lot.

 

How to Create a New Lot

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3. In the Create a new Amendment/Lot window, select the appropriate options: Blank, Default from RFx Type, or Copy from selected RFx.
4. Click Create & Close.

 

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Selecting “Blank” will create a new lot that has no opportunity type assigned to it. Selecting “Default from RFx Type” will copy the current opportunity type with no information copied from the previous version. Selecting “Copy from selected RFx” will create an exact duplicate of the opportunity that a new lot is being developed off of.

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5. Click Continue.