When you receive RFP invitations, you should receive an email (unless you have opted out of emails). You are also able to track your RFPs in Bionic for Ad Sales.
When you first log into Bionic, you will see your Home page which highlights RFPs you need to pay attention to. Specifically, those that are still open and have not been fully responded to.
Did a team member forward you an invitation & the RFP isn't listed here? See instructions for adding an RFP with an Activation Code.
Name - Name of the RFP
ID - Unique RFP ID assigned by Bionic
Status - Identifies whether the RFP is Open/Closed
Seller Status - Reflects the status of proposals for this RFP
- Pending - Waiting for proposals to be sent
- Partially responded - Proposals have been submitted proposals for some, but not all, of the budgets set in the RFP
- Responded - Proposals have been sent for all of budgets set in the RFP (won't show on the Home page)
- Declined - A recipient of the RFP has opted to not participate in the RFP process (won't show on the Home page)
Last Sent - When was the RFP last sent to a recipient
Last Viewed - When was the RFP last viewed by a vendor salesperson
Proposals - Specifies the number of proposals received back for this RFP
Campaign - Name of the campaign the RFP is for
Agency - Name of the Agency that sent the RFP
Recipients - Lists out any Recipients that have been specified in the Recipient tab
Budgets - Lists out the budgets set for this RFP
Due Date - The due date set in the RFP
Created - When the RFP was originally created
Created By - Who originally created the RFP
Updated - When the RFP was last updated
Updated By - Who last updated the RFP
You can download this summary page by pressing the Download button.
You are able to see ALL RFPs under the RFP tab. RFPs are kept so you will have them as a historical reference. You are able to search and filter the view to limit your RFP view as needed.
Use the search box to find RFPs by name
You can filter by either RFP Status (set by the agency) or Seller Status (based on proposals sent).
The Status reflects the RFP, which is set by the agency. If Open, you are able to respond. When Closed, you will not be able to submit a proposal. Typically set when an RFP time frame has ended.
Filtering to only view Open RFPs helps keep your list short.
The Seller Status reflects the status of proposals. Pending & Partially Responded RFPs are ones you need to pay attention to.
You can click through on the RFP name to view the details of the RFP.
The Overview tab will provide all of the pertinent requirements/details sent by the media planner.
The RFP Name, Budget(s), Flight Dates, & Status will be presented at the top of the page.
Status - Each RFP can be either Open or Closed. When an RFP is Closed, you cannot submit proposals to this RFP.
Seller Status - Reflects the status of proposals for this RFP.
- Pending - (Default) Waiting for proposals
- Partially responded - Vendor has submitted proposals for some, but not all, of the budgets set in the RFP
- Responded - Vendor has submitted proposals for all of budgets set in the RFP
- Declined - Vendor has opted to not participate in the RFP process
Activation Code - This code can be used by users who are not on the recipients list to access the RFP.
Sender - Displays the name, agency, and contact info of the person who submitted the RFP.
Sent Date - Date & time the RFP was submitted.
Campaign - The name of the campaign the RFP was sent for.
Recipients - Lists out any Recipients that have been specified in the Recipient tab. You can click the Manage Recipients link to quickly jump to that tab.
Budget Levels - Identifies the budget(s) for the RFP. If more than one budget, you will be able to submit a proposal for each budget.
Proposal Due Date - The date that proposals are due.
Flight Dates - Automatically populates based on campaign flight dates. Can be modified as needed for this RFP.
Requirements - Provides detailed requirements for this RFP.
RFP Attachments - One or more attachments may have been included with this RFP.
Proposal Columns - Identifies whether the planner made the Ratings Columns and/or KPI Columns available in proposals.
Managing Recipients (if you need other salespeople to work on this RFP)