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The COMMBUYS application was recently updated, making available a new bid posting option. Buyers now may decide to disable the option to collect Unit Cost, instead requiring interested bidders to provide pricing details via Quote Attachment.

New Bid Posting Option for Buyers

Buyers electing to activate this feature should select “Disable Pricing on Quote” on the Items tab. When activated, vendors only will have the opportunity to select “See Quote Attachment” on items they are quoting. The Unit Cost field will have been disabled.

The How to Create a Bid from Scratch job aid will be updated to reflect the new option.

Screenshot of Items tab in COMMBUYS with red arrow pointing to Disable Pricing on Quote button

 

Creating Quotes

This change also may affect vendor quote responses. When this option is activated by buyers, vendors will be required to select “See Quote Attachment” on items they are quoting and upload pricing details via Attachment. The Unit Cost box will not be editable.

If buyers do not exercise this option, vendors still will need to enter a Unit Cost or select “No Charge” for items they are bidding. When selecting “No Charge,” vendors should upload pricing details (as required) via Attachment. The “No Charge” checkbox denotes interest in quoting an item and may be used when pricing details are summarized in the Quote Attachment or when there is no charge for a particular item.

The How to Create a Quote in COMMBUYS job aid will be updated to reflect this change.

Screenshot of Items tab in COMMBUYS with red square around See Quote Attachment box

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