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Creating and responding to RFPs and Opportunities in OMX

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017 10:45AM EDT
Within the OMX platform, you are able to create, respond to, and view opportunities, RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs. Opportunities can be easily accessed and filtered from the company dashboard, or from the 'Opportunities' tab. As a tier 1 supplier, you will likely engage with the Opportunity Feed as both a supplier and buyer. 

From the company Dashboard, you are able to filter opportunities by opportunity type, organization and country. Opportunity filtering allows you to save time when searching for opportunities relevant to your company. 

Once you have found an opportunity that you are interested in, you can click on the opportunity to view more information, ask questions and respond to the opportunity. 

For more instructions on how to respond to an opportunity click here

Opportunities with the yellow SAP Ariba logo next to the company name have been curated from SAP Ariba, the world's largest online opportunity sharing platform. Read more about OMX's partnership with SAP Ariba, how to post opportunities to SAP Ariba through OMX or how to respond to opportunities from SAP Ariba

To manage your Opportunities: 

You can also access and manage all of your opportunities from the 'Opportunities' tab by clicking 'My Opportunities.'

Directly from your 'Opportunities' page, you will be able to manage all of the opportunities that you have posted and the proposals that you have submitted. The 'Opportunities' page is also another space where you can search for new opportunities using the filters discussed above. 

From the Dashboard, you can create opportunities by selecting 'Create an Opportunity,' 'Create an Event,' or 'Create an Employment Opportunity' based on the relevance to your opportunity under the 'Opportunities' tab. 

Once you have selected the type of opportunity that you wish to post, fill in all information relevant to the opportunity. If you have selected 'Create an Opportunity' you will be able to select the specific type of opportunity that you would like to post. For example, whether you are looking to post a Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Expression of Interest etc. 

Under the recipients section of the 'Create an Opportunity' page, you can adjust who will be able to view your opportunity. For instance, you can limit the opportunity by country, choose to send it directly to specific organizations or send it to a shortlist of organizations that have been associated with a tag in OMX. By selecting the SAP Ariba checkbox, you are able to share your opportunity with the SAP Ariba network, allowing it to be bid on by a larger network of suppliers globally. 

On the top or bottom right of the page, you can either save your opportunity as a draft or publish it so that it can be viewed by other OMX users. 

Also from your opportunities page, you can view all of the responses to the opportunities and RFPs that you have posted. To view the responses and questions asked regarding a specific opportunity, click the opportunity title. 

Once on the specific opportunity page, you can view the proposals that have been submitted in response to your opportunity. Under the 'Proposals Submitted' area, you can view a proposal by clicking the 'Proposal' button or view the company's profile to learn more about them by clicking the 'Profile' button. 

Also on your specific opportunity page, you can respond to questions posted in response to your opportunity. Questions are asked in a fair, open and transparent manner in which other OMX users will be able to see the question and its response. Only the administrator of the opportunity will be able to see the company name that asked the question. When you have finished writing your response, click 'Submit.'

When you are finished reviewing your responses, you can select a winning bidder directly through OMX by clicking the 'Select as winning bidder' in the upper right hand corner. 


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