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Bidder preview

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You can view the event from the perspective of each bidder from the Bidders page. In the Bidder activity overview table, navigate to the required bidder, and in the Actions column, click Preview.

Accessing the bidder preview
Figure 1. Accessing the bidder preview
Bidder preview
Figure 2. Bidder preview

You can use the bidder preview to place surrogate bids or complete an RFI on behalf of the bidder.

You can only place surrogate bids using the bidder preview after the event is published. To place starting bids before the event is published, go to Invite > Surrogate Bidding.

The bidder preview is particularly useful if you have to troubleshoot an issue for a bidder because you can see exactly what they see for the event. Use the tabs at the bottom of the page to access different pages.

  • Overview: See an overview of the event from the perspective of the bidder.
  • Messages: View the message history from the perspective of the bidder.
  • RFI: View the RFI from the perspective of the bidder. If required, you can complete RFI answers on behalf of the bidder.
  • Bid Sheet: View the bid sheet from the perspective of the bidder. If required, you can place surrogate bids on behalf of the bidder.
  • Discounts: View discounts from the perspective of the bidder. If required, you can create bundle bids on behalf of the buyer.