After an RFP has been published, you can communicate directly with your suppliers individually, as well as provide clarifications to all suppliers solicited on the RFP.
Begin by finding the RFP under the Opened tab and clicking on the Title.
Then, click on the Vendor Questions button in the left-hand side of the RFP.
This will bring you to the Vendor Questions page where you can communicate with suppliers individually, or post clarifications to all suppliers solicited on the RFP.
On the left-hand side, you can select the supplier you would like to speak to from the drop-down menu, then type into the Say something field and hit the Enter key or click the Send button that appears at the end of the field. Suppliers will receive these messages via email as well as in their Fairmarkit Vendor Portal accounts.
To send a clarification to all suppliers, use the right-hand chat window in the same manner, hitting the Enter key or clicking Post to finalize the message. These clarifications will be displayed on the proposal page as well as being emailed to the suppliers in the same manner as the individual messages.
Supplier responses will appear as notifications under the Bell icon in the top right next to your name.
Clicking on the message notification will return you to the Vendor Questions page and take you directly to the specific vendor who sent the message.