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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Consumers

Vendors have the option of submitting their contracts along with their responses and proposals. Consumers (buyers) may select to use the contracts submitted by the vendor or the consumer (buyer) may submit their own.

The process for vendor selection is based on the consumer (buyer) requirements. Such requirements may be motivated by cost, quality, speed of delivery or capacity. Whatever the need, our process will make your selection process simple.

Once a vendor response has been received, the consumer (buyer) can evaluate the response and if there are multiple vendor responses, the consumer (buyer) can compare their responses.

After a bid has been submitted and received by a vendor, responses can be received as quickly as 30-minutes, and with proposal being submitted within less than 24-hours.

Not having enough information to submit a bid can be a common problem. Should this be the case, bidders can submit and RFI (or RFQ) to obtain the required information.

Request submittals can be completed within 5 minutes. The length of time it takes to submit a request may be subject to the requestor’s preparation and speed of entry.

Submitting a request is very straightforward. Simply fill in the requested information associated with your bid request and click “Submit”.

BidLock allows for the acquisition of an enormous variety of products and services. Yet, it excludes products and services deemed illegal by state and federal laws, as well as products and services requiring prescriptions.

State and federal agencies can gain numerous benefits from our platform. As our vendor portfolio grows, so will the vast number of opportunities to create efficiencies, maximize savings, manage regulatory compliance, and report diversity spending at any time.

Vendors

All submitted proposals are secure and only visible to the requestor of the bid, the submitter of the proposal and BidLock.

All submitted proposals are secure and will not be disclosed by BidLock without written authorization from the provider.

As a vendor, when you first register on the BidLock platform, you will be required to set up the necessary accounts only once. Thereafter, your account will be in place for future use.

Freelancers and independent contractors can submit bid requests and proposals anytime and for qualifying projects.

In such cases where there are large bid requests that are of interest to small business owners, yet they find that they may require a temporary partnership with another business to qualify, we can offer solutions to help set up such a partnership.

Not-For-Profits

While not-for-profit organizations (NPO) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are focused on solving local, regional, national, or international crises, BidLock will work to aid these organizations in reducing their expenses and helping cut costs in their budgets.

Beyond the services that are offered to all consumers, BidLock believes in supporting those who support noble causes and give back to society. Our commitment to these organizations will be focused on providing contract assessments, metrics, and business strategies to further their cause.

General Questions

There are no hidden fees for registration.

The time to complete a contract will be dependent on the simplicity and sincerity of the terms of the contract.

The contract process is generally initiated by the vendor but may also be introduced by the consumer (buyer).

Yes. All communications related to any specific bid is secure and protected for the safety of the consumer (buyer) and the vendor.

Anyone who is registered on the site may submit requests.

BidLock guarantees the security of all information gathered and that you won't be disclosing your information without your written consent.

For vendors, the information will be used to ensure a company’s legitimacy before having access to consumer bid requests. The information will be used for consumers to validate each requestor to ensure that bid requests originate from verified sources. All information will be secured and not be shared or sold to third parties without the provider's consent.

BidLock supports business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-government (B2G), and business-to-nonprofits/nongovernmental organizations (B2NP/NG) business categories.

Corporations are welcome to leverage the BidLock platform as consumers. The goal for BidLock is to escalate and maximize the opportunities for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs).

BidLock supports all women-owned, veteran-owned, minority-owned, disabled-owned, and lgbtqia2s+-owned businesses. We track and capture the utilization and gains that each category is making to identify their progress.

Just to let you know, there is no limit to the size and complexity of a bid request submitted within the BidLock platform. Whether it is for commercial equipment, a major construction project, or other large initiatives, BidLock can fulfill your needs.

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