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Helpful Tips to Engage LGP Contracts on VendorPanel – Tip 6

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Helpful Tips to Engage LGP Contracts on VendorPanel – Tip 6

Last month we created and posted an RFQ, sending it out to a selection of LGP Approved Contractors.

This month I want to look into the next part of the process with you, so let’s find our RFQ and see what’s been happening.

When you log into VendorPanel you can see your requests on your home screen in the My Request section which looks like the below image:


Your requests can also be viewed by hovering your mouse over the My Request heading which will produce the below drop-down menu. You can see here there are some different options, including the ability to Create A New Request or Create Request from Template as well as view your Requests in their different stages.


Wherever you choose to access your RFQ, I want to show you how to easily find the key information about your request. Let’s run through the below 6 icons, from left to right.

  1. Click the “Magnifying Glass” icon to preview the request.
  2. Click the ”Green People” icon to view the responses you’ve received.
  3. Click the “File” icon to see the attachments uploaded to the request.
  4. Click the “Download” to download everything to do with this request (zip file.)
  5. Click the “Graph” icon to view the statistics relating to your request.

As per the below image, this includes:

  • the date the supplier was notified.
  • the date they first read the response.
  • the status of response.

TIP: If the Supplier has declined to respond, click on the red font “Declined to respond” – the supplier may have provided a reason why they will not be responding.

If some suppliers have not read your request, you might like to contact them directly to ensure they have seen it.

Also, suppliers can indicate if they intend to respond.

  1. Click the ellipsis for additional options.

What else can I do before the RFQ closes? Great Question!

You can still also:

  • Edit your request to issue addenda or to extend your decision date
  • Create a template from your RFQ
  • Change the Evaluation Method

Now that we’ve found our RFQ & know what the options are, the next step will be to access & evaluate. Let’s talk more about this is April.

Next VendorPanel Online Training Sessions:
  • Monday, May 13th, 2pm-2:45pm / Registration link here.
  • Wednesday, Aug 14th, 2pm-2:45pm / Registration link here.
  • Thursday, Nov 7th, 2pm-2:45pm / Registration link here. 

Before I leave you, remember to check out our new “LGP’s Guide To Amending LGP Customer Contracts and Other Options” on the LGP website here:
How Do I Get A Quote? – Local Government Procurement (lgp.org.au)


Send me an email at [email protected]

See you next month!


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