This phase is for dismissing any quotes that obviously aren't suitable for your needs. Don't dismiss any reasonable quotes - you should take at least three through to the evaluation phase for more detailed comparison.
You'll see the following new elements:
- Active icons: The icons in the table should now be interactive - you can click the different links to view all the information each supplier has provided.
- Reject button: You'll see two new buttons beside each supplier's information: 'Reject' and 'Shortlist'. If an outlying quote is obviously unable to meet your requirements, click the red 'Reject' button and it will bring up a list of reasons to choose from - and a box to put as much information as you think is necessary to explain your decision. This will all be stored online for your records!
- Shortlist button: For any quotes that may have the potential of meeting your requirements, even if not as competitive as others, click the blue 'Shortlist' button to mark it to progress. Any quotes marked like this (we recommend at least three) will be carried forward for closer comparison in Phase 3 - any rejected ones will not, but will be visible later in your records.
- End phase button: Once all quotes are shortlisted or rejected, this will activate to allow you to finish this phase and start evaluating your shortlisted quotes!