Only vendors can declare their Intent to Bid (ITB), buyers do not have the ability to do this on their behalf.
If a vendor has expressed interest externally but the ITB deadline has passed, you can extend the ITB deadline in order to permit the vendor to declare their Intent to Bid.
You can this by following the steps below:
1. Go to Edit Schedule from the Actions button:
2. You can extend the due date for Intend to Bid only:
This way the overall timeline for the Project will remain the same.