External Vendor Search is a configurable feature which allows you to add trusted vendors from within the Fairmarkit internal database to your requests.
Adding external vendors to your request allows you to include a more diverse vendor list for competitive pricing. To add these vendors to your request, click the External Vendor Search button located to the right of the Vendors invitation field. Your request will populate with vendors matched via Manufacturer, Part Number, UNSPSC Code, and Description.
To review how the recommended vendors were chosen, hover over the Company for the vendor. There, you will find color-coded keywords that matched the vendor to this request based on the criteria below:
- Orange is based off Manufacturer
- Green is based off Part Number
- Purple is based off UNSPSC Code
- Blue is based off Description
Note: To turn this feature on, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request the External Vendor Search.