Searching for Bids

By default, upon first logging in, the page opens to the Bid List. If needing to return, go to the upper right hand corner and select the first icon:

From the sub-list, select the appropriate list to access:

New For You = Bids which match your account, specific to your keywords and activity, pulled from the last 10 days.

Your Saved Bids = Any bids previously "starred" are stored here for future reference.

All Bids = Opens a general search query with current keywords already selected to look through all active and open bids.

No matter which of these options is chosen, when opening the Filter from the left-side, it opens the current browser tab focusing displayed results in the All Bids section:

The defaults include both keywords and any negatives chosen during the original set up. These can be removed and adjusted as needed. Remember that keywords can be multiple terms long (e.g. "parking lot", "bus parts", "mechanical engineering", etc.) or simple terms (like "fleet", "engine", "condenser", etc.). Multiple terms operate like specific phrases the tool uses to search through the Titles and Descriptions of each posted solicitation. Click the up/down arrow on the right to open different sections:

To filter by States/Provinces, turn on the filter first by sliding the bar to the left:

Use either the drill down method to find the appropriate region, or type in the selection. Whether written or clicked, select plus (+) to finish adding this filter:

These searches browse through current or live bids. Similar to regions, to peruse previous or closed bids, choose that section and slide the bar to the left to turn the filter on. Then select from pre-configured time frames or customize to a specific period:

The results update real-time in the main right section of the web page from the All Bids list. Any combination and customization of the filters is possible and allowed. To save past searches for future use or different filtering combinations, click on Save Search and then uniquely name for identification later:

To open up previously saved searches, click in the upper right-hand corner under the main 3 icons to access a drop down:

Then simply select from the saved history:

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