Tips and best practices to help your agency make your bids more competitive.
Learn how to:
- Get started with DemandStar
- Invite your existing suppliers to your bids
- Reach more suppliers by using commodity codes
- Improve your bids by researching bids from other agencies
- Award a bid on DemandStar
- Add free users to your account
Get started with DemandStar
New to DemandStar? Be sure to download and review our user guide. It will walk you through everything you need to know about how to use DemandStar.
How to invite your existing suppliers to bids
Add your existing suppliers, post your bid to DemandStar, then have your supplier network notified automatically.
How to reach more suppliers using commodity codes
Attract thousands of the right vendors to your government bid. Add commodity codes to make your bid or solicitation stand out on DemandStar.
How to improve your bids by researching bids from other agencies
Find similar bid postings. Read other solicitation documents. Search relevant commodity codes. Download other agencies’ supplier lists. Connect with procurement colleagues. Do this all for free (yes, really) on DemandStar.
How to award a bid on DemandStar
When you award a bid on DemandStar, you can notify all plan holders of the awarded bid status via email, proactively add the awarded details to the bids page for suppliers, eliminate future FOIA requests, and more intuitively add external suppliers.
How to add free users to your account
Improve your government bid collaboration. Add more users to your DemandStar procurement platform for free.