You can place bids on behalf of bidders on the Surrogate Bidding page. Surrogate bids can be placed before and after the event is published. You can place surrogate bids online using Sourcing Optimizer, or offline using downloaded templates.
- Bidders overview - This area lists the bidding organizations for the event. You can place surrogate bids online from this area. You can also place surrogate bids offline for individual bidders from this area. To search bidders, use the Enter search term… field.
- Upload area - In this area you can download an Excel file containing the latest bidder data from all bidders, upload an Excel file containing your surrogate bids, and view the upload history.
- Starting bid feedback - Configure if bidders receive feedback on starting bids. Set the Starting bids feedback toggle switch to ON to allow bidders to see feedback on bid data entered before the event is published.