Setting up your initial keywords is part of the flow when verifying your account. After selecting keywords (and including any negative words to help narrow the results), using a simple Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down, you can teach the tool to improve the relevancy of your search results and notifications.
- Based on your keywords, correlating bid titles are displayed with the option below to select Thumbs Up on confirmed relevant opportunities and Thumbs Down on non-applicable bids you would not like to see in notifications or searches:
- After the 5th bid result, the initial Bid Profile is complete. Further options include: A link to the Bid List (to take a look at the available bids in the system which match up to your previously chosen keywords or to use filtering options to run a manual search); a link to further tune bid relevancy again (going through 5 more samples with the same Thumbs options); and, a link to continue setting up your business profile with commodity codes to help index your organization for Agency users to locate your business in the system:
- Similar functionality is found within the search pages. Using the Thumbs Up/Down feature, continue to teach the tool which bids are the most relevant to you and improve the notifications sent directly to your inbox as you peruse the Bid List: