Using the Opportunity [Summary] Page

You can click an auction's or an opportunity's title on the All Auctions and Opportunities page to view a more detailed description of it, on the Opportunity [Summary] page. From there, you can register to receive notifications about the opportunity, join a response team for the opportunity, and/or view the opportunity's supporting documentation.

The Opportunity [Summary] page displays all of the information available to you about an auction or opportunity. This information displays in seven distinct sections on the page:

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Note

The "What do I do now?" section displays only if you have not yet registered to receive notifications.

The "Response Team" section displays only if you have registered to receive notifications for the opportunity.

Each of these sections is described in further detail below.

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Quick Navigation

Sign in to FedConnect® | All Auctions and Opportunities | click an auction or opportunity's hyperlink in the Title column

The Opportunity page might look different depending upon whether you are viewing an auction, or an opportunity.

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Notes

If you view a live auction, or if you clicked the Bid on Auction link on the My Auctions page, then the fields on the Bid Summary page are read-write.

If you view a closed auction, or if you click the Monitor Auction link on the My Auctions page, then the fields on the Bid Summary page are read/only.

This is a picture of the Opportunity page as it might look for an auction in the FedConnect product.

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This is a picture of the Opportunity page as it might look for an opportunity in the FedConnect product.

Understanding the Description Section

The Description section of the page displays a read-only description of the opportunity, as provided by the issuing agency.

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Understanding the Overview Section

The Overview section of the page displays basic information about the opportunity, in read-only format, as provided by the issuing agency.

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Fields

The following is a list of the fields that might display in the Overview section, and descriptions of each.

Field Description

Reference Number

Displays the opportunity's reference number.

Issue Date

Displays the date on which the issuing agency issued the opportunity.

Response Due

Displays the date and time at which responses to the opportunity are due.

Set Aside

Displays the opportunity's set aside status, if applicable.
NAICS Displays the North American Industry Classification System number associated with the opportunity.
PSC/FSC Displays the product service code or federal supply code associated with the opportunity.
Agency Displays the name of the agency that issued the opportunity.
Contracting Office Displays the office that issued the opportunity, and includes the office's name and full address, including city, state, and ZIP code.
Place of Performance Displays the location where the goods or services that are being solicited will be delivered or performed.
Contact Displays the name of the opportunity's point of contact.
Phone Displays the opportunity's contact phone number.
Fax Displays the opportunity's contact fax number.
Email Displays the opportunity's contact email address.
Vendors Conference Displays the date and time of the opportunity's vendors conference.
Location Displays the location of the opportunity's vendors conference.
Details Displays the details of the opportunity's vendors conference.

Understanding the "What do I do now?" Section

The 'What do I do now?' section of the page displays instructions regarding steps you can take once you have viewed an opportunity. Depending on an opportunity's status with your company, one or two buttons might display in this section.

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Buttons

The following is a list of the buttons that might display in the "What Do I Do Now?" section, and descriptions of each.

Button Description
Register to Receive Notifications

Click to become the first member of your company's response team for the opportunity, and to register to receive notifications regarding the opportunity.

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The Register to Receive Notifications button only displays if no one else from your company has become a member of the response team yet.
Return to Opportunity List Click to return to the Opportunities page.

Understanding the Opportunity Message Center Section

The opportunity message center displays if you are a member of your company's response team for the opportunity. For more information about using the opportunity message center, click here.

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Understanding the Auctions Section

The Auctions section displays the auction information if an opportunity you are viewing is a reverse auction opportunity, and if you are a member of the response team.

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Columns

The following is a list of the columns that might display in the Auctions section on this page, and descriptions of each.

Column Description

Auction Status

Displays the auction's current status:

  • Live!
  • Pending
  • Canceled
  • Closed

Title

Displays the title of each auction in the list.

[Bid/Monitor]

Displays two links: Bid on Auction, and Monitor Auction.

  • Click the Bid on Auction link to access the Bid Summary page in read/write status, so you can place a bid for an auction line item.
  • Click the Monitor Auction link to access the Bid Summary page in read-only status, so you can check in on an auction's progress.

When an auction is pending, canceled, or closed, the Bid on Auction link is read-only. In this case you can click only the Monitor Auction link.

Start Date/Time

Displays the start date and time, including time zone, for each auction in the list.

End Date/Time

Displays the end date and time, including time zone, for each auction in the list.
[Audits] Displays an Audits link for each auction in the list. Click the link to access the Opportunity page, which enables you to search the system's audit logs for actions taken on an auction or opportunity.

Understanding the Documentation Section

The Documentation section displays a list of labels for each of an auction's or an opportunity's supporting documents, such as forms and/or attachments. The document labels are links that enable you to view and/or download an opportunity's supporting documentation. To view a document, click its label.

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Note

You can view an auction's or an opportunity's supporting documentation regardless of whether you are a member of your company's response team.

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Tip

You can expand or contract the folders in the Documentation section:

  • Click the button next to a folder's name to contract an expanded folder.
  • Click the + button next to a folder's name to expand a contracted folder.

Understanding the Responses Section

The Responses section of the page enables you to create responses to the opportunity (including no-bids), and displays your response team's current responses to the opportunity.

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Notes

This section displays only if you and/or others at your company have joined the opportunity's response team.

This section does not display if you are viewing a reverse auction opportunity.

Columns

The following is a list of the columns that might display in the Responses section on this page, and descriptions of each.

Column Description
Description Displays the response's description. This text displays as a hyperlink; click the hyperlink to open the response.
Status

Displays the response's current status.

  • Displays In Progress if the response is in progress, and has not yet been submitted.
  • Displays Submitted if the response has been submitted, but has not yet been received by the opportunity's issuing agency.
  • Displays Received if the response has been received by the opportunity's issuing agency.
  • Displays Withdrawal Requested if a member of the response team has attempted to withdraw the response, but no action has been taken on the withdrawal request.
  • Displays Withdrawn if a member of the response team attempted to withdraw the response, and the opportunity's issuing agency accepted the withdrawal request.
  • Displays Withdrawal Denied if a member of the response team attempted to withdraw the response, but the opportunity's issuing agency denied the withdrawal request.
Date Displays the date of the response's most recent status change.
[History] Click to audit a history of the response.
[Copy] Click to create an in-progress copy of the response.
[Delete] Click X to delete the response.
[Withdraw] Click to request that the response be withdrawn.

Buttons

The following is a list of the buttons that might display in the Responses section on this page, and descriptions of each.

Button Description

Create

Click to respond to the opportunity.

Submit No Response

Click to submit a no-bid in response to the opportunity. A no-bid informs an agency that you have reviewed its opportunity, but that you are not interested in submitting a response.

Understanding the Response Team Section

The Response Team section of the page displays the names of members of your company's response team for the opportunity, and enables you to join the response team if you have not already done so.

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Note

This section only displays if you and/or others at your company have joined the opportunity's response team.

Columns

The following is a list of the columns that might display in the Response Team section on this page, and descriptions of each.

Column Description
Team Member Displays the name of the opportunity's response team members from your company.
[Delete] Click X to delete the team member from the response team.

Buttons

The following is a list of the buttons that might display in the Response Team section on this page, and descriptions of each.

Button Description

Join

Click to join the opportunity's response team. For more information about joining a response team, click here.

See Also

You might also be interested in the following related topics.

All Auctions and Opportunities

Using the Opportunity Message Center

Managing Response Team Tasks

Searching an Opportunity's Audit Log

 

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