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Attend a live webinar to learn more about how best to use MERX to bid on tender opportunities posted by the Public and Private sector. These webinars are free.

Hear details on a new feature that will let you send questions to buyers and receive their responses directly from MERX. Our webinars are designed to help you optimize your search for tenders and will include tips and tricks on getting the most out of MERX.

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Use MERX to help grow your business - Webinar Slideshow

  1. 1. USING MERX TO GROW  YOUR BUSINESS An overview and live demonstration Isabelle Moroni Marketing Communications Manager
  2. 2. 1-800-964-MERX 2 Let’s talk about… • Quick history • Search | Find | Bid | Win • Other MERX sites • Tips and Best Practices • Subscriptions • Short Demonstration • Key Takeaways
  3. 3. 1-800-964-MERX 3 MERX
  4. 4. 1-800-964-MERX 4 MERX Large crown and private sector corporations such as: Government agencies, provinces, cities, municipalities, school boards, post- secondary institutions, social assistance and healthcare institutions such as: 0
  5. 5. 1-800-964-MERX 5 • Electrical, Electronics • Architects • Engineering Services • Professional, Administration and Management Services • Plus Many More… • Business & Marketing Services • Construction Tenders • Information Technology • Transportation • Furniture & Equipment • Fabricated materials What you can find
  6. 6. 1-800-964-MERX 6 Search •Simple •Advanced •Opportunity Matching Profile
  7. 7. 1-800-964-MERX 7 Find •Abstract •Order Documents •Amendments •Printing
  8. 8. 1-800-964-MERX 8 Bid •Q&A to Buyers •Electronic Bid submission Tutorial EBS PIN Request
  9. 9. 1-800-964-MERX 9 Win •Awards •Former Opportunities •Document Request List
  10. 10. 1-800-964-MERX 10 Subscriptions – Public Tenders BASIC COMPLETE Search Canadian Public Tenders & View  opportunity abstracts Order and preview documents $49.95 (NSO) Receive Notification of amendments  Identify potential partnerships Manage orders Opportunity Matching Profiles 1 included 9 included Unlimited download of documents from the  Canadian Public Tenders Tab Awards & Former Database access FREE $19.95/month $219.95/year
  11. 11. 1-800-964-MERX 11 Subscriptions – PAY‐AS‐YOU‐GO Search Agencies, Crown and Private Organization Tenders & View opportunity abstracts Order and preview documents Receive Notification of amendments  Identify potential partnerships* (Doc. Request List) Manage orders Opportunity Matching Profiles 1 included Awards & Former Database access *If Buyer enables this feature $25/opportunity Agencies, Crown &  Private Organizations
  12. 12. 1-800-964-MERX 12 Powered by MERX
  13. 13. 1-800-964-MERX 13 Best Practices for bidding • Review opportunities of interest – Decide to bid or not to bid  • Read tender document thoroughly. Including terms & conditions • Assess if your company: o Is capable of offering the goods/services requested. o Meets the evaluation criteria. o Accepts all the terms and conditions. o Accepts the basis of payment or pricing. o Is able to win the contract against the competition. • Ask questions during the question period. • Meet all mandatory requirements. • Respond to all rated requirements. • Conduct an internal review before submitting.
  14. 14. 1-800-964-MERX 14 MERX Procurement Training $150 OFF  every full day workshop MEMBER DISCOUNT $100 OFF  every half day workshop MEMBER DISCOUNT • Online Procurement focused workshops • Highly interactive Strategic  & Tactical courses • For Buyers & Suppliers • Delivered by industry experts using relevant examples • Flexible online delivery o No travel costs o Learn from anywhere • Roundtable discussions • Discounts for MERX members NOW AVAILABLE!!!
  15. 15. 1-800-964-MERX 15 Demonstration
  16. 16. 1-800-964-MERX 16 MERX Home Page Search MERX without logging in Use the ‘popular searches’ to find Supplier Arrangements, Standing Offers and VOR’s Ability to view opportunities posted in the last 24 hours, in the last week or all currently listed on MERX by category Here is how you can reach us Monday to Friday 7 AM-8 ET
  17. 17. 1-800-964-MERX 17 MERX Post Login ‘Opportunities’ provides access to Searching, Managing your ‘Opportunity Matching’ and your E-bid submissions ‘Account Activity’ allows you to see what you have ordered and to access statements ‘Manage My Account’ provides information about your account and preferences can be managed here ‘Information’ includes links to any announcements, business resources, events and FAQs Search field is located here
  18. 18. 1-800-964-MERX 18 Searching in MERX Search since last login Choose to search in the Open, Former or Awarded opportunities Highlights Opportunities available within Agencies, Crown and Private sector Orgs related to your search terms Region of Delivery is where the work is to be delivered or completed It is possible to order your documents from this point or from the Opportunity Abstract
  19. 19. 1-800-964-MERX 19 Advanced Search in MERX Use the ‘Must have’ and/or the ‘Must NOT have’ for a more refined search query When searching MERX, you will receive better results when using the AND/OR operators as well as “quotes” in the key word search field i.e.: construction and engineering construction or engineering You may also consider additional refining elements by using the various categories available here.
  20. 20. 1-800-964-MERX 20 Opportunity Matching Profile Watch our tutorial to learn how to setup or optimize your opportunity matching profiles. Additional resources are available here: Online guide: Q & A: Online tutorial:
  21. 21. 1-800-964-MERX 21 Opportunity Abstract You can share this opportunity abstract with a partner or colleague by simply using the ‘Share with an associate’ link The Document Request List (DRL) is found here. All Complete subscribers can view the DRL for organizations who have enabled this feature.
  22. 22. 1-800-964-MERX 22 Document Request List Each buying organization chooses whether or not to enable this feature. When enabled, the ‘Document Request List’ allows you to view a list of all organizations that have downloaded the document for a specific opportunity. It is also important to keep your MERX profile up to date in order for current and accurate details about you/your business appear on the list. Many organizations use this to provide transparency, fairness and accountability to the tendering process.
  23. 23. 1-800-964-MERX 23 Ordering Documents Downloading a document is free. There are additional fees associated with our other delivery methods. Click on ‘Recalculate’ to view the charges. Choose the appropriate amendment notification setting. Details are available in the highlighted section below.*
  24. 24. 1-800-964-MERX 24 Account Activity View the abstract from a previously ordered tender Download the documents from a previously ordered tender. You can also change the order method Change your amendment setting for an already ordered opportunity
  25. 25. 1-800-964-MERX 25 Awards Database When posted, you can view who the contract was awarded to and in some cases, the amount for which it was awarded. The awards have a history of 7 years.
  26. 26. 1-800-964-MERX 26 “We use MERX to find new business opportunities in  Canada. MERX provides Oracle with comprehensive tender  and amendment coverage across all industries and all levels  of the public and private sectors in Canada. By using MERX,  we don’t have to visit, learn and subscribe to multiple sites  to monitor tenders in our target markets.” Danielle Douville | Senior Admin Assistant & Security Officer| ORACLE “MERX is transparent method by which all suppliers become equal. This  worked to our benefit. As long as you can supply the product/service, at a fair  price and good quality, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will win the contract. Our  success to date is highly dependent on the MERX service. Not only do we use it  as a tool to access contract opportunities, we also use MERX to see what our  competition is doing and to research industry trends. MERX is our “e‐Bay” for  contract opportunities.” Barry Payne | President| Adirondack Technologies Furniture Inc.
  27. 27. 1-800-964-MERX 27 Win with MERX!
  28. 28. 1-800-964-MERX 28 THANK YOU! MERX Customer Support Monday to Friday 7 AM – 8 PM ET 1‐800‐964‐MERX (6379) Remember to respond to our survey & Tell us about your success story! Connect with us: @TendersOnMerx‐Webinar‐Resources