By default in Bonfire, vendors are ranked based on the average of the scores entered by the evaluators. During a consensus meeting if the group of evaluators arrives at an agreement on a certain score, you previously had one of two options to enter the agreed upon score:
- Have each Evaluator change their scores individually
- The Project Owner running the project would have to change each of the scores on behalf of the evaluators
To make changes easier for users, and to allow organizations who run a Consensus Scoring workflow, we created the Consensus Scoring feature.
This feature will allow you to enter a single score that will override the average and all other scores entered for that particular criteria.
NOTE: This feature is not enabled by default. Please contact Bonfire Support to have it turned on.
Entering Consensus Scores
First, navigate to your project and on the Project Details page, select Edit Project from the Actions menu. Check off Consensus Scoring under the Configurations dropdown menu to enable the feature for that particular project.
Consensus scoring a Questionnaire? Please read Consensus Scoring Questionnaires
Under the Scoring Summary click on the vendor you wish to enter consensus scores for.
This will take you to the Proposal Analysis screen as shown below.
Scroll down to access the relevant Vendor's Scoring Summary. To enter in a score, click anywhere along the Consensus row.
This will launch the Consensus Scoring scorecard. Click to score a criterion. Enter the score, comment, and primary reason.
When finished, click Save Score. When you hide the scorecard you'll see the score appear in purple as shown below.
Note how the Consensus Score overrides the Average Score and is the score that's used in the calculation to rank vendors. Furthermore, the Scoring Summary on the project page is updated with the Consensus Score as shown below.
Lastly, you can also enter scores for criteria that haven't been scored at all. This is useful where individual evaluators are not expected to score the criteria individually but can come to a group decision.
NOTE: Only the Project owner can enter consensus scores on behalf of a group of evaluators.