Bid Postings


Add a Bid

Who can use this feature?

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This article will show you how to add a Bid Posting.


Important Note

Ensure that Allow Subscribers is selected, if needed.



  1. Go to Modules > Content > Bid Postings

  2. Locate the category you would like to add a bid to

  3. Select Choose an Action > Add Item

  4. Fill in the appropriate details about the bid that is being posted
    • Bid Number: Number assigned to identify bid
    • Bid Title: Title of the bid
    • Start Date/ Start Time: When you would like the job to be published
    • Publication Info: Add publication name
    • End Date/ End Time: When you would like the job to unpublish
      • Note: A blank End Date will allow the job to stay open until contracted.
    • Submittal Info: How bids can be submitted
    • Bid Opening Info: If there are any special details about the bid opening
    • Status: Indicate the status of the bid
    • Addtl Status Info: If there are any additional comments about the bid status
    • Bid Recipient: The contact to receive bids
    • Description: Description of the bid
    • Qualifications: If there are any special qualifications to submit a bid
    • Special Requirements: If there are any special requirements for the bid
    • Miscellaneous Info: If there is any additional information about the bid
    • Addendum Date: Updated date, if applicable
    • Pre-bid Meeting: Details for a pre-bid meeting
    • Contact Person: The contact name
    • Download Available: If there are downloadable documents for more information
    • Fee: If there is a fee for applying
    • Plan & Spec Available: If there are plans and specs available for the projects
    • Business Hours: Business hours of the contact posting the bid
    • Fax Number: If you have a fax number you would like information about the bid
    • Plan Holders List: Details regarding if a plan-holders list is used
    • Bid Posting Categories: The category or categories where you would like to add the bid

  5. Choose a saving option
    • Save: Will save the work as an unpublished draft
    • Save & Publish: Will save the work and publish it for viewing

  6. Bids window will appear and give you the option to send a notification to subscribers:
    • Subject: Will auto-fill with the relevant subject line
    • Comments: Attach a brief description of the bid
    • Mobile Text/Push Message: Attach a message to the SMS notification
    • Include link to item: Provides a link to the item within the SMS message for a user to select via their mobile device.
    • Send
      • On Start Date: Sends the notification on the start date previously set
      • Immediately: Sends the notification immediately
    • Select Send, Don’t Send, or Cancel: The notification will then send accordingly to those who have signed up in Notify Me for the selected Bids category



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