Yes. A one-time fee applies for the development of your organization’s specially customized and configured suite of tendering templates, which are based on the new Procurement Office 3.0 series of tendering templates.
Absolutely. Orbidder was carefully designed to ensure that it is backwards compatible with our 1.0 and 2.0 series of templates, which share a similar modularized architecture as our new treaty compliant 3.0 series. If you already have Procurement Office templates our team will perform a digital configuration to get you launched on Orbidder based on our new 3.0 series. Please contact us for configuration and update fees.
No. Orbidder is not a bid posting or bid receipt system. It is a service that assists you in designing, drafting and assembling your tendering documents. When you use Orbidder, you can continue to post your final tendering documents and can continue to receive your bids by the same methods that you currently use. Click on the diagram below for more details.
Yes. We offer a special no up-front fee launch package for those organizations that commit to a two year term at a monthly fee. After the initial two years, you will automatically be converted to the same standard monthly fee arrangement as other users who paid for their template development up front.
Yes. For those organizations that do not currently have in-house procurement lawyers, the Procurement Office can help develop updated legal agreements to use with the rest of your Orbidder templates. The Procurement Office is also available to provide further support and training for your deployment of Orbidder, for specific procurement projects and for other procurement services. We also offer an Orbidder Platinum plan with enhanced enterprise-wide user support. Details about our complete suite of services are available on request.
No. Orbidder’s proprietary operating system is housed on the Procurement Office’s secure external platform. This enables the proper functioning of the Orbidder system, greatly reduces the time and expense of system deployment and enables us to provide you with free support tools, along with further training and project support services if required.
Canadian institutions should note that our data fortress complies with Reliability Certified by Public Works and Government Services Canada – Industrial Security Directorate and that all Canadian institution information in the Orbidder system remains on servers in Canada.
Your organization has complete control over the information that it puts into Orbidder and plans to release to potential bidders. You remain free to develop the working drafts of specific project content within your own systems and you control the timing of when you upload that information into Orbidder for final assembly before releasing it to potential bidders.