Bid Comparison Details

Once you use the Advantage Bid Comparison feature to compare your proposal bid amount to amounts bid by other vendors, you can select a single bid to compare to your bid amount.

Click the red or green variance bar on the Bid Comparison Results page for the bid you want to compare. The Bid Express service goes to the Bid Comparison Details page.

The Bid Comparison Details page displays an overview on the proposal details. The graph displays the proposal's major items. Click All Items in the bar on top of the display to see all the items in the proposal.

The graph breaks down the bid by item, description, and quantity, plus the amount difference and percent difference of the two bid totals. You can use the slider guides to filter the items.

When you are finished on the Bid Comparison Details page, click Bid Comparison Results in the navigation trail to return to the Bid Comparisons Results page. Items are listed in order of percent over bid.

Click the variance bar on the Bid Comparison Details page to see the item comparison details.

Viewing Options

You can view all the items in the bid comparison details, the items that have the same bid, or the items that were over or underbid by selecting the desired option at the top of the table. The default is All.

You can view the item prices as dollar amounts or as a percent of the difference between the item bid totals by selecting the desired option at the top middle of the table.  The default is Price.

Click All Items on top of the display box to see all the items in the proposal. Click Show Major Items to display only the items that account for five percent or more of the bid total.

Slider Guides

Use the slider guides to change the criteria of the items displayed.  For example, if you want to see items above a certain quantity, click the left slider guide in the Quantity field and slide it to the minimum quantity desired.

You can also click the number on either side of the guide and enter a new number.

Once the guide is set, click update to see the new search results.