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Problems in Bids


Working with SRM 5.0 & ECC 6.o

I have created BId Invitations and published the same .

The bidders could logon and submit Bid responses and I could see in the Purchaser Login.I am facing the following issues:

1) Bid comparison is not possible.NO error is displayed.The system just keeps on working RZ 20 also does not display any errors, but I do not get any response.

2)Even after rejecting the Bid responses, expectation is that the create PO/Contract Tab shall grey out and it does not happen.I'm sure this is not the designed behaviour or some more settings need to be done?

3)For making the surrogate bid to work what settings are required?

4) Is it possible to configure a two bid response to the Bid invitation which involves the Technical Bid & Price Bid to be submitted ,but only the Price Bids of the shortlisted Bidders are opened/checked?

Any inputs/ Any body has faced such issues,may pl put in their comments,links,literature etc?

Thanks & Regards,


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    Aug 06, 2008 at 07:01 AM


    1. Please go through the note 846797 and make changes to the server profile parameters. For this you pl take help from basis guys. You have to change the parameter ztta/diag_area and set the value to 500000.

    2. We do not have to make any special settings. By default for rejected bids, we can not create any follow on docs.

    3. In manage business partners under bidder data check the proxy bidding allowed check box to allow surrogate bidding.

    4. For dual bidding process of technical and commercial bidding, you can make use of the create follow on bid invitation functionality. In this in the first bid invitation solicit technical bids and the short listed bidders can be called for commercial round by creating follow on bid invitaion.

    Hope this clarifies your doubts.



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  • Aug 06, 2008 at 06:53 AM

    Hi Naga

    Answer 1:- There are many reasons discussed in these notes bid comparision issues.You may get some idea and could diagonise the problem but all are in lower version of srm

    846797 - Bid comparison: no data displayed

    943988 - The Bid Comparison BAdI

    883997 - Bid comparison: Questions and answers

    1054006 - BBP_BID_EVAL:STEP function in Bid comparison is incorrect

    943849 - Bid Comparison: no price bid invitations and same value

    790829 - Comparison of bids: Unit displayed

    785194 - Comparison of bids: Call from bid not possible


    Surrogate Bidding

    Purchasers can enter a bid on behalf of a bidder. For example, if the bidder is not able to access the system, they can contact the purchaser, who then enters the bid on behalf of the bidder.

    To do this, the purchaser goes into the transaction Process Bid as Substitute, searches for a contact person and creates the bid for the bid invitation in question.

    The purchaser can also bid as substitute within an existing bid invitation by using the Bid as Substitute functions provided in the bidder list.

    To bid as substitute, the purchaser must have authorization for transaction BBP_QUOT_BOB. The first authorization level enables the purchaser to create new bids; the second authorization level enables the purchaser to change submitted bids, as well as create new bids.







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