You have the flexibility to recommend a vendor (who has Quoted) for contract award during two stages: when an RFQ is open and after the RFQ quoting period has closed.
If your organisation requires digital Recommendation for Award (RFA) approvals in Felix before awarding, they will have this feature turned on and you will be required to complete the workflow before awarding a vendor from an RFQ.
If your organisation does not have this approvals feature turned on (and/or you may obtain approvals outside of Felix), you can directly award vendors. Refer to this article for more information.
The RFA approval workflow involves requesting approval from different organisational decision-makers for the award. The recommended vendor selection will undergo a review and approval process to ensure proper evaluation and consensus among the relevant stakeholders in the organisation.
- A recommendation for award may only be raised for a vendor who has responded to your RFQ. Their status must be in Quoted or Manually quoted status.
You will not be able to start a new recommendation for award for a vendor if they already have a pending recommendation for award for the same service in the RFQ.
To recommend a vendor for award:
- The content (questionnaire) of approval templates is configured by Felix on behalf of your organisation. Reach out to Felix Support team to set up new or change approval templates.
- If you select an approval template but do not immediately start the approval, the draft will be available on the Awards tab (or Engagements & Awards tab if your organisation utilises the engagements feature) in the RFQ.
Pending and approved RFA approvals and sent awards can be viewed on the Awards tab (or Engagements & Awards tab if your organisation utilises the engagements feature) within the RFQ. Additionally, you can navigate to Reports > Approval Instances or Projects > Awards (or Projects > Engagements & Awards).