Online Bidding Process User Guide

Welcome to the User Interface of the Online Bidding Process user guide.


Sign-in

The user has to sign in through the EFPF Portal in order to use the UI .

Figure 1. Page view without credentials.

Figure 2. EFPF Log in page.

After the user has successfully logged in, he is redirected back to the home page of the UI.

Figure 3. Home page.


Create agent

If the user has not already created an agent, he must create one in order to use the bidding process. This can be done from the “Create/Edit Agent” tab. The fields with the asterisk symbol(*) are required to create an agent. The plus (+) and minus (-) symbols can be used to add a new service in the list or remove the last service of the list respectively. When all the required fields are filled, the “Submit Agent” button will be enabled so the user can submit the form. If an agent already exists the “Delete Agent” button will be enabled giving the option to the user to delete the agent information.

Figure 4. Create Agent page.


Bidding Process

The “Bidding Process” tab will show slightly different depending on the “Agent Role” assigned to the agent. If the role is “supplier” the user cannot create a bidding and he can see and interact only with the biddings that the matchmaker has matched him with.

Figure 5. Supplier view of “Bidding process” tab.

If the role is “requester” the user can create a bidding and he can see and interact only with the biddings that he created.

Figure 6. Requester view of “Bidding process” tab.

The “Create Bid” button will open the “Bidding Settings” dialog for the user to fill in the information about the bidding. All the fields are required to proceed.

Figure 7. “Bidding Settings” 1 of 2.

Figure 8. “Bidding Settings” 2 of 2.


Default offer

The “Default Offer” tab will appear only to the users with “supplier” agent eole. The users with the “requester” role don’t have access to that tab. The user can find the default offer of a good and if that offer exists, the form will be automatically filled with the offer’s information. When the form is filled, the user can either edit the offer or delete the offer with the “Edit Default Offer” and “Delete Default Offer” buttons respectively. Alternatively the user can create an offer with the “Create Default Offer” button. That button will open the “Default Offer Settings” dialog and the user must fill in all the fields as required.

Figure 9. “Default Offer” tab.

Figure 10. “Default Offer” tab with the form filled.

Figure 11. “Default Offer Settings” dialog.

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