How do I notify a buyer that I intend to bid on their Marketplace listing?

When sourcing services on Cloudscene Marketplace, we understand that buyers value transparent communication between their organization and the vendors they are working with.

When you are invited to bid on a listing, or you’ve found an opportunity while browsing public listings, you’ll have the option to indicate to the buyer that owns that listing that your company is genuinely interested in bidding on the listing and intends to provide a quote for their requirements. This option on the platform is called ‘intend to bid’.

You might provide an indication that you ‘intend to bid’ to notify the buyer that you’re interested while you take the time to put an accurate quote together.

We encourage service providers to only ‘intend to bid’ on a listing where they know that they can fulfil the requirements laid out by the buyer.

To notify a buyer that you ‘intend to bid’ on a public or private Marketplace listing you’ve been invited to quote, follow these steps:

  1. Go to My Marketplace and find the listing (that you’ve been invited to bid on) where you’d like to intend to bid. (You can also click on the listing link from the email communication received when invited to bid).
  2. Click on the listing.
  3. In the top right-hand corner of the listing, you’ll see the options for responding to a listing.

5. Click on Intend to Bid (depending on your permissions, you may be able to respond to your own opportunities and those of your teammates).
6. Submit your intention to bid and the buyer will be notified of your action.

To notify a buyer that you ‘intend to bid’ on a public Marketplace listing that’s available to the open market, follow these steps:

  1. Browse Marketplace to find a public listing that you’re interested in bidding on.
  2. Click on the listing you’re interested in quoting.
  3. In the top right-hand corner of the listing, you’ll see the options for responding to a listing.

4. Click on Intend to Bid
5. Submit your intention to bid and the buyer will be notified of your action