Only the suppliers chosen for the auction by the contracting entity will be able to access the auction.
To participate in an auction:
Open the e-mail invitation sent by the contracting entity and click the ‘Go to auction’ link.
You can also open the auction by going to the Supplier Portal website of the contracting organisation that arranges the auction:
- Currently active auctions appear topmost in the list of the contracting entity’s publications
- If an auction invitation has been sent but is not yet active, the list will also show the upcoming auctions
- Click ‘My profile’ > ‘Tenders’ > ‘Active auctions’ > ‘Open’
To submit a bid, enter your bid in the ‘Enter new value’ field, and then click the ‘Save the bid’ button.
You can monitor the status of the auction and your ranking on the right side of the page.
- You can view your current score in the auction and the difference between the leading bid and your bid if the contracting entity has defined these to be visible in the auction settings
The contracting entity may have specified a minimum decrease for the items to be auctioned.
The system displays a warning if the decrease in the value of your bid is smaller than the specified minimum decrease
The contracting entity may have prevented price increases.
In that case, the system will display a warning if you try to increase the price.
Nor can you bid the same value you have already bidden/tendered for.
Confirm the saving of the bid
After a successful bid, you will receive confirmation that your bid has been saved, and the status will be updated in the field on the right-hand side of the page.
Log details of bids
You can view the logs of your bids in the bottom part of the page