- 1. Getting Started
- 1.1 New to Sourcing?
- 1.1.1 What can I do with Oracle Sourcing?
- 1.1.2 What is required of me to participate?
- 1.2 Getting Started with Oracle Sourcing
- 1.2.1 Frequently Asked Questions: Oracle Sourcing
- 220.127.116.11 What is Oracle Sourcing?
- 18.104.22.168 Who can utilize the spreadsheet functionality?
- 22.214.171.124 What is attribute based negotiation and how can I use it?
- 126.96.36.199 What does the Price to Total Score ratio mean?
- 188.8.131.52 Can I accept multiple currencies in my negotiation?
- 184.108.40.206 How can I invite suppliers to participate in my negotiation?
- 220.127.116.11 When does an invitee receive a reminder email notification?
- 1.2.2 Getting Started with RFQs
- 1.2.3 Frequently Asked Questions: RFQs
- 18.104.22.168 What are the Unlock Date and the Unseal Date?
- 22.214.171.124 Can I submit multiple quotes per round?
- 126.96.36.199 Can I cancel or retract my quote?
- 188.8.131.52 Is an RFQ always blind or sealed and why?
- 184.108.40.206 How can I invite a group of people from a supplier?
- 220.127.116.11 In a sealed RFQ, can I see who is bidding?
- 18.104.22.168 Can I modify an initial RFQ for the next round?
- 1.2.4 Getting Started with Auctions
- Getting Started with Auctions
- 1.2.5 Frequently Asked Questions: Auctions
- 22.214.171.124 What are the different auction styles?
- 126.96.36.199 Why isn't there a target price for every item?
- 188.8.131.52 What is the target price used for?
- 184.108.40.206 Can a bidder retract a bid?
- 220.127.116.11 Why can't I always view scores and weights set up by the buyer?
- 18.104.22.168 How can I extend an auction beyond the close date/time?
- 22.214.171.124 What is a Single Best Bid?
- 126.96.36.199 What is the difference between Proxy and Power Bidding?
- 188.8.131.52 Can a bidder see the names of the other bidders?
- 2. Help for Sourcing Buyers
- 2.1 Creating Negotiations
- 2.1.1 Creating RFIs, RFQs, and Buyer's Auctions
- 184.108.40.206 How do I create a new negotiation?
- 220.127.116.11 How do I create a new Request for Information (RFI)?
- 18.104.22.168 How do I use Quick Links?
- 22.214.171.124 What information must I provide to create my negotiation header?
- 126.96.36.199 Can I accept responses in multiple currencies?
- 188.8.131.52 How do I restrict a supplier to a particular currency?
- 184.108.40.206 How do I add lines to a negotiation?
- 220.127.116.11 How do I define services related lines?
- 18.104.22.168 What are response controls?
- 22.214.171.124 How do I invite suppliers to participate in my negotiation?
- 126.96.36.199 How do I create an amendment to a negotiation?
- 2.1.2 Templates, Spreadsheets and Lists
- 188.8.131.52 How do I use negotiation templates?
- 184.108.40.206 What are line attributes and attribute lists, and how do I use them?
- 220.127.116.11 How do I create and edit negotiation templates?
- 18.104.22.168 How do I create and edit a reusable invitation list?
- 22.214.171.124 How do I add line attributes to my negotiation?
- 126.96.36.199 How do I use price elements?
- 188.8.131.52 What are price breaks, and how do I use them?
- 2.1.4 Additional Creation Topics
- 184.108.40.206 What are some negotiations strategies I can use?
- 220.127.116.11 What is a sourcing event?
- 18.104.22.168 How do I create a deliverable and use it in a negotiation document?
- 22.214.171.124 How do I copy a sourcing document?
- 126.96.36.199 What are amount based line types, and how are they used?
- 188.8.131.52 How do collaboration teams work?
- 184.108.40.206 Who can participate as team members?
- 220.127.116.11 How do security levels work?
- 18.104.22.168 What are global agreements, and how do I use them?
- 2.2.1 How do I create a deliverable and use it in a negotiation document?
- 2.2.2 What kind of services can I negotiate for?
- 2.2.3 How do I define services related lines?
- 2.3 Monitoring Negotiations
- 2.3.1 How do I access negotiations?
- 2.3.2 How do I monitor the negotiations I have created?
- 2.3.3 How do I respond on behalf of suppliers without Internet access?
- 2.3.4 What are Your Negotiations at a Glance?
- 2.3.6 How do I download the responses I have received?
- 2.3.7 How do I analyze the responses I have received?
- 2.3.8 What are price breaks, and how do I use them?
- 2.3.11 How do I extend a negotiation that is in progress?
- 2.3.13 What is shortlisting and how do I use it?
- 2.3.14 How do I initiate a new round of responding?
- 2.3.16 How do I cancel a negotiation?
- 2.3.17 How do I create an amendment to a negotiation?
- 2.3.18 How do I print information on my negotiation?
- 2.3.19 How do I view the approval history for my negotiation?
- 2.3.20 How do I manage deliverables I have assigned to a negotiation?
- 2.4 Awarding Negotiations
- 2.4.1 How do I view the responses I have received?
- 2.4.2 How do I unlock and unseal a sealed RFQ or auction?
- 2.4.3 What are the different methods I can use when performing awards?
- 2.4.4 How do I award business in an RFQ or auction?
- 2.4.5 How do I download the responses I have received?
- 2.4.6 How do I manually score header attributes?
- 2.4.7 How do I use a spreadsheet to award negotiation items?
- 2.4.8 How do I allocate backing requisitions among awarded items?
- 2.4.10 What information is contained on the Award Summary page?
- 2.4.12 How do I generate a purchase order document?
- 2.4.13 What is contract binding?
- 2.5 Searching
- 2.5.1 How do I search for information on Oracle Sourcing?
- 22.214.171.124 Searching for your negotiations in which you are participating:
- 126.96.36.199 Searching for all negotiations to which you have access:
- 188.8.131.52 Searching for draft negotiations
- 184.108.40.206 Searching for suppliers:
- 220.127.116.11 Searching for lines and categories
- 18.104.22.168 Searching for addresses:
- 22.214.171.124 Searching for lists
- 3. My Profile
- 3.1 How do I update my Sourcing personal options?
- 4. Sourcing Buyer Intelligence Reports
- 4.1 Introduction to Sourcing Intelligence
- 4.1.1 What is Sourcing Intelligence?
- 4.1.2 What are the Sourcing Intelligence reports I can generate?
- 126.96.36.199 Awards by Supplier report
- 188.8.131.52 Savings by Category report
- 184.108.40.206 Awarded Bids Detail report
- What is the Awarded Bids Detail report?
- 220.127.116.11 Awarded Quotes report
- What is the Awarded Quotes report?
- 4.1.3 How do I export data to a spreadsheet?
- 18.104.22.168 How do I run reports?
- 4.2 Intelligence Reports
- 4.2.1 What is the Awards by Supplier report?
- 4.2.2 What is the Savings by Category report?
- 4.2.3 What is the Awarded Bids Detail report?
- 4.2.4 What is the Awarded Quotes report?
- 5. Help for Sourcing Suppliers
- 5.1 Responding to Negotiations
- 5.1.1 How do I access negotiations?
- 5.1.2 How do I use Quick Links?
- 5.1.3 How do I respond to a negotiation?
- 5.1.5 How do I respond to a Request for Information (RFI)?
- 5.1.6 How do I submit a response online?
- 5.1.9 What is AutoRefresh?
- 5.1.10 What is proxy bidding and how does it work?
- 5.1.11 How do I turn off proxy bidding?
- 5.1.12 What is power bid?
- 5.1.13 How do I download a spreadsheet and respond offline?
- 5.1.14 How do I rebid on an RFQ or auction?
- 5.1.16 Why would a negotiation have special terms and conditions?
- 5.1.17 How do I respond to an amendment to a sourcing document?
- 5.1.18 How do I respond to a deliverable defined to a negotiation?
- 5.1.19 How do I respond to a service-related line?
- 5.2 Monitoring Negotiations
- 5.2.1 How do I monitor negotiations to which I've responded?
- 5.2.2 How do I use Quick Links?
- 5.2.3 How do I track the status of my responses?
- 5.2.4 What information is contained on the Disqualified Responses page?
- 5.2.5 What information is contained on the Awarded Items page?
- 5.2.6 What information is contained on the Rejected Items page?
- 5.2.8 How do I turn off proxy bidding?
- 5.2.9 How do I print information on my negotiation?
- 5.2.10 How do I respond to an amendment to a sourcing document?
- 5.2.11 How do I respond to a deliverable defined to a negotiation?
- 5.2.12 How do I respond to a service-related line?
- 5.3 Searching
- 5.3.1 How do I search for negotiations?
- 6. Additional Information
- 6.1 Additional Topics
- 6.1.2 Can international companies participate?
- 6.1.3 What is a WinZip (or zip) file?
- 6.1.4 Why can't I access some pages, links, buttons, or task bar options?
- 6.1.5 Whom should I contact about technical difficulties?
- 6.1.6 What if I have problems uploading files?
- 6.2 Glossary
- 6.3 Documentation Accessibility
- 6.3.1 Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation
- 6.3.2 Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation
- 6.4 Product Integration and Licensing
- 7. Appendix
- 7.1 What are the Sourcing Intelligence reports I can generate?
- 7.1.1 What are the Awards by Supplier report?
- 7.1.2 What is the Savings by Item report?
- 7.1.3 What is the Awarded Bids Detail report?
- 7.1.4 What is the Awarded Quotes report?
- 7.2 Reusable Attribute Lists
- 7.2.1 How do I create an attribute list?
- 7.3 What are score settings and how do I use them with header
- 7.3.1 What are header attributes and how do I use them?
- 7.6 Why are some RFQs and auctions associated with a sourcing
- 7.7 What are reusable price elements and how do I create them?
- 7.9 About Contract Templates
- 7.9.1 About Clauses
- Standard Clauses
- Non-Standard Clauses
- 22.214.171.124 About the Contract Terms Library
- 7.9.2 About Variables
- System-Defined Variables
- Table Variables
- Deliverable Variables
- User-Defined Variables
- Variable Identification
- Value Sets for Variables
- 7.9.3 About Deliverables
Participation in RFQs
Participation in RFQs is by invitation only by default, and you must invite at least
one supplier. To invite specific suppliers see Inviting Suppliers below.
However, you can choose to open your RFQ to all suppliers. If you do, you do not
have to explicitly invite any suppliers.
Participation in Auctions
Unless you specified differently on the negotiation Controls page, auctions are open
to all bidders by default. Bidders will see your auction when they search using the
Active Auctions page. Even though the auction is already open to them, you can
choose to also send certain bidders notifications of a particular auction to encourage
their participation. You can select the bidders you wish to notify from a list of
suppliers, or if you frequently invite a certain group of bidders, you can apply a
predefined invitation list that identifies these bidders.
You can restrict your auction to bidders you specifically invite by selecting the
appropriate control on the negotiation Controls page. To invite specific suppliers
see Inviting Suppliers below.
After entering your negotiations description, business terms and conditions, line(s),
and any response controls, you can create a participants list on the Create
1. Select how you wish to search for suppliers:
o Click the Add Supplier to search for and add suppliers to your
o Click Add Invitation List to apply a predefined list of suppliers.
Search for and select the Invitation List you want to apply. You can
use the same list for all negotiations.
2. From the search results, select the suppliers you wish to invite and click
Invite. You return to the previous page.
3. If there are multiple supplier sites (Supplier Site is another term for Address
Name), select the specific site you wish to invite to the negotiation. Different
sites for the same supplier can each submit a response.
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If there are multiple contacts for each site, select which contact you wish to
notify about this negotiation from the Contact menu. Additionally, if you
know the e-mail addresses of any other contacts at the company (including
possibly a distribution list), you can enter it in the Additional Contact Email
field. If the contact is unregistered, a notification is sent to invite the contact
to register and participate in the negotiation. The supplier user receives an
email notification with the negotiation invitation and a link to access the user
registration page. Once the registration request has been approved, the user
can participate in negotiations.
The system sends notifications to the invited suppliers providing them details
of the negotiation.
Note: You can also invite additional suppliers while the negotiation is in
progress. Your invitees will receive email notifications inviting them to
participate once the negotiation is successfully submitted.