Project Setup

How to Set Up Imported Criteria
If your Project has dozens of Criteria, you may find it more convenient to import your criteria f...
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Requested Information
One of the most critical aspects of setting up and running a project in Bonfire is specifying whi...
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Evaluation Groups
Evaluation Groups can be thought of as silos or sections in which a Project Owner can use segment...
Criteria Groups
Some projects have criteria arranged in sets or groups, where criteria are broken up into multipl...
Criteria Types
To allow for more flexibility in creating scoring sheets, Bonfire provides the ability to create ...
How to Set up Criteria for Scoring
As part of your project setup, you will need to map Criteria to your Evaluation Groups so that yo...
Data Fields
When creating a project in Bonfire, you can choose to receive submissions from vendors as either ...
Cost Management
Bonfire's Cost Management feature allows a user to track spend and savings on a procurement event...
Why am I not able to add a reviewer to a project?
Not able to locate the Manage button within the People section to add a reviewer? This is likely ...
How to Invite Vendors to a Project
At times, project owners may want to invite vendors to a project, regardless of the project's vi...
Bonfire Community Projects and Cooperative Contracts
Bonfire Community Projects and Cooperative Contracts Feature Summary Accessing Community Project...
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Bonfire - Approvals
Creating and Using Approvals Feature Summary Roles and Permissions Accessing Approvals Creating ...
Setting Up Custom Events & The Vendors' Perspective
As a buyer, it can be useful to display particular events that may be held in regards to your pro...
Sealed Requested Information
In Bonfire, a Sealed Requested Information Slot is an item of Requested Information that cannot b...
Requested Data
Data Fields in Bonfire refer to fields that require input from the vendor at the time of submissi...
Auto-Scoring Requested Data for True/False, Yes/No, or Number
Auto-scoring is a Bonfire feature that allows you to automatically score mandatory or pricing cri...
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How do I change the Open/Close/Evaluation dates?
Sometimes you may need to modify the Project's schedule with respect to the Open, Close or Evalua...
Internal Files
If you need to upload files to an active (i.e., not Archived) project for use in internal reviews...
How do I set up a pass/fail requirement?
If you have mandatory requirements that you'd like to screen for on your project, you can set thi...
How do I delete a Public or Internal File?
Navigate to your project's or project template's Files page. Click on Internal Files or Public Fi...
Can I change the Requested Information Slots once Vendors have submitted?
While Buyers can change Requested Information upload slots after Vendors have submitted, we stron...
Is it safe to add new Criteria to the Project after Reviewers have started scoring?
Yes, it is safe to add new Criteria to a Project where Reviewers have already started scoring. It...
How does Bonfire generate the vendor list used when inviting vendors with the Recommendation Engine feature?
The list of vendors generated for the Invite Vendors Recommendation Engine is generated via Commo...
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How do I add or remove Evaluation Groups?
Setting up your Evaluation Groups is a fast and efficient way to divide documents, reviewers, and...
How do I group Requested Information?
Requested Information Groups will allow you to create Groups for similar Requested Information to...
Can I group criteria for my Questionnaire together with other Criteria?
At this time, Questionnaire Criteria is grouped separately from your other Criteria and cannot be...
What is the difference between mapping Requested Information and mapping Criteria?
When it comes to the Evaluation Stage of a Project, it is essential that you set up your Evaluati...
My Reviewers are getting the error "No project criteria are available to you at this point in the evaluation". (Solved by Mapping Criteria)
Problem Reviewers have advised that they can see the Vendors' submissions, however, when they are...
How do I let a stakeholder view the RFP and files of my Project?
If you wish someone external to have visibility access to one of your Projects, you can always se...
What is the difference between extending the project schedule and reopening a project?
Extending your project schedule will allow Vendors who have already submitted to change their sub...