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Excluding bids from feedback and scenario analysis

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You can exclude specific bids from feedback and scenario analysis from the Management page. This feature is particularly useful for removing outlier bids or dummy bids that can skew analysis or feedback, without deleting bid data. You can exclude a bid from evaluation or feedback, or both.

To exclude bids, download the Bid Exclusion Excel file, configure the file, and then upload the file to Sourcing Optimizer.

  1. Go to Bid > Management.
  2. In the Bid Exclusion area, click Download.
  3. Open the downloaded Excel file and configure the Exclude from Evaluation and Exclude from Feedback columns for each lot, as required.
    • To exclude the bid, select TRUE from the relevant dropdown.
  4. Save the Excel file.
  5. Upload the Excel file.
    1. Return to the Bid Exclusion area on the Management page of the Bid menu.
    2. Click Upload.
    3. Navigate to the location of the Excel file, select the file, and then click Open.

Sourcing Optimizer validates the file during the upload process; the file will be rejected if there are validation issues.