ORNL Supplier Portal
- Supplier Database Guidance
Using the “Process Bid” option, you may use this application to view bid invitations (i.e., solicitation or solicitation and offer) on which you have been invited to participate. You may also use this application to submit your bid (i.e., quote or proposal) for a specific bid invitation.
The purchaser (i.e., buyer or subcontract administrator) creates a bid invitation (i.e., a solicitation or solicitation and offer).
Once the purchaser has entered the required information and obtained all necessary approvals, the bid invitation can be published on the ORNL’s Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) system.
When the bid invitation is published, selected suppliers receive an e-mail that includes a link to the bid invitation. The suppliers then create a bid (e.g., offer or proposal) stating their commercial terms and conditions. They can also attach documents before finally submitting their bid.
The purchaser receives the bids with all the relevant information. They can compare all the bids before deciding on the best supplier. Finally, the Purchaser accepts the best bid.
The Purchaser can create a purchase order, subcontract or an agreement from the bid invitation and evaluated bids.