Let Bidx.com® bring the work to you. Set your Favorite Counties and Items in the Bid Express® New Roads service and we'll let you know when there's a proposal that matches.
First, you have to have (at least) one Favorite County and one Favorite Item selected for the Proposal Recommendations feature to work. Here's how to select your Favorites.
The service goes through all posted proposals each day looking for ones that match your personal preferences. It uses the Favorite Counties and Items you select to analyze and rank proposals, giving priority to those that match Favorites from both your Items and Counties lists.
Top-ranked proposals--the ones best matching your personal preferences for work area and items--are then presented to you in a few different ways:
- previews appear in a special section at the top of your Workspace
- tags identify a proposal as Recommended when browsing lettings
- new matches are sent directly to your inbox of choice when you opt into the email digest
Learn how to find your personalized recommendations by expanding the sections below.
See your recommended proposals
With the Proposals Recommendation release, the Workspace's Dashboard tab has several new functionalities to help you keep track of proposals.
A new box at the top of your Workspace presents the proposals that contain items from your Favorite Counties and Items list. You can scroll through the recommended proposals by clicking the arrow buttons at the top of the box.
Proposals recommended here provide a preview of prominent details: the agency, letting date, number of EBSX and amendment files, number of planholders/eligible bidders, total number of project items, and the number of your Favorites it matches.
Click on a recommended proposal to expand a summary slide-out panel, from which you can view the full proposal; or quickly follow it using the bookmark icon. Dismiss a recommended proposal by clicking the X at the top of its preview.
Note: Dismissing a recommended proposal cannot be undone. You will no longer see it as a recommended proposal highlighted on your Workspace or see the Recommended tag on the proposal's page.
The dashboard displays a count of your total followed proposals along with a preview of their prominent details and latest notes.
Use the bookmark icon to quickly unfollow a proposal.
View the full proposal or copy its link by clicking on the three dots at the top of the preview.
Proposal summary slide-out panel
A slide-out panel will appear on the right of the page when you select a recommended or followed proposal from your Workspace.
The slide-out panel allows you to view and manage proposals of interest. From here you can view the full proposal, follow it, preview the favorite items it contains, and see its summary.
Recommended proposals are highlighted for you in the following ways.
On the letting page
When viewing an agency's letting page, proposals matching your favorite items or counties are grouped together and highlighted at the top of the letting. Other proposals in the letting are shown below this group.
On the proposal page
When viewing a proposal's page, a tag that says Recommended appears to the right of the proposal ID to let you know it contains one or more of your favorite counties or items.
When you opt into receiving the Proposal Recommendations email digest, you'll get an email when the service finds new matches.
Click on View all recommended proposals to see the full proposals at Bidx.com.
How to enable this feature:
- Go to the Dashboard tab of your Workspace.
- In the box called Recommended proposals, there is a link that says Enable email notifications. Click this link to configure your settings.
When you enable email notifications, proposals will be sent to the email address on file in your account settings.