Public requests allow Buyers to publish the request so any potential Suppliers can see it and submit an intention to bid on it.
The benefit for Buyers is publishing the request wider than DeepSteam will reach more interested Suppliers to get more bids.
This differs from 'private' requests as they can only be seen & accessed by Suppliers explicitly invited who are signed up to the platform.
Suppliers who would like to submit their intention to bid on a public request are then required to sign up to DeepStream. Following on from this, the Supplier can be added to the request to submit their bid.
The ability to make your request public sits under the 'Suppliers' tab. Upon creating a request, visibility is automatically set to private
To change visibility of your request select 'Edit' > 'Public' and 'Save'
Please note: Public requests are an add-on and if you get a message you can contact customer success about enabling them:
Suppliers can have a full overview of the information in Stage 1 and submit their intention to bid.
In the top right corner, you can select 'Copy link' to share the link via their own channels to generate interest from Suppliers.
In addition, you can copy the link from where you enable public requests:
Please note: Request content & deadline for the public page is extracted from Stage 1, subsequent stages can be hidden as required.
Please note: the email will come from: firstname.lastname@example.org & may enter your Junk or Spam box. If you do not receive it, please click 'send again'.
Once Suppliers have created & verified their account, they can submit their intention to bid:
After this, Suppliers are required to wait until the Buyer adds them to this request to respond.