Once you have accepted the invitation to the solicitation you would like to bid on or have clicked on a solicitation through the published solicitations tab, follow these steps to submit your offer through the Negometrix3 Platform.
If you have not registered you cannot bid to learn how to register click here.
The offer you wish to participate in might appear in grey this indicates that it is still in the preparation phase and not ready to be filled out yet. Once the text is in blue you may click on the text to participate.
Step 1: Start your offer
Once you are in the solicitation, you will notice three numbered tabs (as seen in the screenshot below). You will be defaulted to the "Information" tab, which contains information regarding the solicitation. The next two tabs will be greyed out until you press the blue start button on the bottom right side of the screen. Before starting review the "Specification details" to know if you meet the criteria. Additional specifications will show up on the top left side of the screen under the numbered tabs, to view click the download or preview buttons.
To begin your offer, click the blue "Start "button on the right-hand side of the screen. Please note that you are not obligated to submit an offer by pressing the start button.
Step 3: Fill out your offer
Once in the second tab labeled "Fill out and submit", you will see the requirements of the bid broken down into two sections; "Pricing sheets" and "Questionnaires".
The pricing sheet and questionnaires are both colored orange, meaning your offer is incomplete. As you fill out sections of the offer, you will see the orange sections turn green upon completion. Additionally, the "status" column lists how many items are unfilled, in order to help you keep track of your offer. To begin your response, click on the pricing sheet or questionnaire links.
There might be multiple pricing sheets and questionnaires may be either titled "Vehicle(s) Built to Specifications" and/or "Pre-Existing Vehicle(s)" be sure to fill out the correct one(s). It is possible to fill out both if applicable.
Pricing sheets should be saved at the top as you work and at the bottom upon competition. Once you click the "Save" button to make changes again you will need to click "Fill Out Price".
Do not hit "enter" on your keyboard when filling out the pricing sheet.
The total price will automatically be calculated and appear on the bottom right of the screen.
Once you have filled out your price(s), click the save button, and proceed to the questionnaire where you will need to respond to the bid's criteria.
Answer the corresponding questionnaire(s) to the pricing sheet(s) you have filled out. To see the questions, click the questionnaire name (see screenshot below)
The questionnaire consists of multiple choice and short answer questions. Here is where you will fill out the information which you will be evaluated on. The questions will be colored orange to start, and as you complete them, they will turn green (see screenshots below).
Step 3: Submit your offer
Once you have completed the pricing sheet(s) and all questionnaire(s) you should see a screen reflecting green bars ready for submittal (screenshot below) If you have orange bars remaining this is ok, as you may have chosen to not answer a certain question or category that is not required (Pre-Existing Vehicle or Vehicle Built to Specifications). Review to make sure you haven't accidentally left any questions unanswered.
Click the "submit" button on either the top or bottom on the right side of the page. A pop up will appear asking you to type your password, doing so will submit your offer.
You will now be in the third phase "Submitted" pictured in the screenshots below. This includes a timestamp of when the offer was submitted.
Once submitted, you will have the ability to unsubmit until the expiration of the offer phase. Please note that if you elect to unsubmit your offer, you must submit the offer again before the expiration of the offer phase in order to be considered.