New Seller Upload Feature

You asked, and we have delivered! Our new Seller Upload Feature streamlines the bidding process by allowing Sellers to download an Excel template of the Buyer’s line items and upload your pricing, which will populate each line item into your bid. This new feature creates efficiencies and provides better record-keeping opportunities. 

With the new update, pricing can now be put together with or without internet access and easily uploaded at your convenience. A team can work on pricing without needing access to a FedBid account, and the results of that work will no longer need to be transferred into FedBid manually. Record-keeping is now a simple matter of saving the downloaded template with your pricing. With this feature, FedBid once again raises the bar in the field of government ecommerce. 

Here’s how it works:

On the buy details page, you will find a “Download Template” button under the Line Items section. You can also find the “Download Template” button through the bid workflow under the Line Items section.

Seller Buy Details Page

Buy Details Page

Seller - Download Button - Bid Workflow

Line Items Section - Bid Workflow

Line Item Template: Once you download the Line Item Template, open the Excel document and complete the following information: Manufacturer, Part Number, Seller Description, Unit Price, Stop Auto Rebid At (optional) and Included in Line Item # (optional). The template you download will be unique to the buy that you have downloaded it from.

Line Item Template Excel Doc

Line Item Upload Template - Microsoft Excel

Please note: do not change Buy Item No., Buyer Description, Quantity, or Unit—this will result in an error. In addition, ‘Manufacturer’ and ‘Part Number’ will only be available for the “meet or exceed” or “brand name or equal” buy types.

Once completed, save the document and use the “Upload Template” button that can be found in the Line Items section of the bid workflow.

Please note: If you would like to change or edit the file name, do not remove or change the buy number—this will result in an error.

Seller Line Item Template Uploaded

Line Item Pricing is Automatically Populated with Your Upload

After your template has been successfully uploaded, you will see each Line Item from your template auto populated. From here, you can now select “Continue” to review and submit your bid.

Seller Line Items Auto Populated

Line Item Pricing is Automatically Populated with Your Upload

Try it out today! 

If you have any questions, please visit our support page.


Author: Kurtis Hagans, Accounts Receivable

Publisher: FedBid Inc.

Released: December 19, 2015