How do I flip price scoring so that the highest price gets the most points?

Are you running a project where the price scoring methodology is reversed? In other words, do you want the highest bidder to be given the highest score, and for all other vendors to receive a score relative to that?

Our Advanced Algorithms feature allows you to easily implement this by giving you more options for how scores are determined. When enabled, you will get a new dropdown to select alternative algorithms when defining Criteria.

NOTE: If you are interested in using this feature, please contact Bonfire Support so we can enable it for you.

Advanced Algorithms has been enabled it will be available as an option for all future projects you create.

To use Advanced Algorithms for an existing project, simply go to the project's Project Details page and click Actions -> Edit Project. You can then check off the Advanced Algorithms box under the Configurations dropdown menu:


Likewise, to enable it for a new project, simply create a new project and the option to enable will be located in the same place.

After Advanced Algorithms has been enabled for your project, you can then apply it to the appropriate Pricing Criteria by scrolling to the Criteria section, clicking Manage, and then under the Manage Criteria modal (Criteria  Manage Button) you will now see the Pricing Criteria has a new dropdown menu where you can change the relative direction of the Pricing Criteria.


The Advanced Algorithms feature can also be applied to Rated Criteria in a similar fashion, wherein vendors' scores are awarded relative to each other: 


In the example above where the scoring scale is 0-5, say there are two vendors and the highest scored vendor received a 3 out of 5. In actuality, they would receive 5 points (because again, they have the highest score), and the second vendor's score would be graded relative to that.

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