This search function allows you to locate RFx that match a specified set of criteria. When the search is initiated, it will return results that match all of the specified criteria. In other words, if a category and agency are specified, then the RFx must meet both those criteria, as opposed to either of them.
The table below lists the various search criteria. In this table, the "Wildcard" column indicates the value that will cause the specific criterion to be ignored.
|Search Criterion||Wildcard||Possible Values||Behaviour|
|Keywords||[blank]||Terms or phrases, optionally separated by "AND" or "OR" for complex searches||Performs a full text search on the RFx title, description and category description, using the specified terms.|
|RFx No.||[blank]||Any sequence of Numbers||Returns RFx with the specified number sequence|
|RFx Title||[blank]||Terms or phrases, optionally separated by "AND" or "OR"||Performs a full text search on the RFx title using the specified terms or phrases|
|Status||Any||A procurement status type||Returns RFx with the specified status|
|Procurement Category||Any||A procurement category type||Returns RFx with the specified procurement category|
|Type||Any||A procurement type||Returns RFx with the specified procurement type|
|Prequalification Category||[blank]||A sequence of characters and numbers||Returns RFx with the specified sequence|
|Issued by||Any||A RFx issuing Directorate/Agency||Returns RFx issued by the specified Directorate/Agency|
|UNSPSC /Category||Any||A top level category||Returns RFx with a category that is equal to the specified category, or is a descendent of the specified category|
|Directorate /Agency||Any||A top level Directorate/Agency||Returns RFx with a Directorate/Agency that is equal to the specified Directorate/Agency|
|Release date||[blank]||A tender release date, and optional end date||Returns all RFx that are released after the specified release date and before the specified end date|
|Closing date||[blank]||An RFx closing date, and optional end date||Returns all RFx that closed after the specified start and before the specified end date|
|Awarded date||[blank]||An RFx awarded date, and optional end date||Returns all RFx that are awarded after the specified start and before the specified end date|
To perform a search, fill one or more of the search criteria and click "Search". After a short while, the search results page will appear with the RFx that meet the specified criteria.
When the search results are presented, they are grouped and ordered according to one of the following options:
- Ungrouped, ordered by closing date
- Grouped by Agency, then ordered by closing date
- Grouped by UNSPSC, then ordered by closing date
- Grouped by Status, then ordered by closing date