Generate a Zip File for Upload to a Client's Bid Site
About this Article
Some clients will require bidders to upload bid response documents to the client's bid site. This article walks through the steps required to generate a Zip file for each response document.
TIP: You may wish to QA your response document before uploading: See Generating a Response Document for Quality Review.
Selecting the Document
From either the Collaboration Summary or the tree list on the left, select the document. Be sure that you have answered 100% of the Required Items.
Invoke the Generate Document Function
Select a Document Template
This controls how the document will be generated. There is usually only one choice.
Generate the Document
This will produce an archive (or Zip) file. Be sure to leave the "Include Attachments?" option set to "Yes".
Save the Zip file to the location of your choice.
MAKE NO MODIFICATIONS TO THE ZIP FILE OR THE DOCUMENTS CONTAINED WITHIN.
BE PATIENT: It make take several moments up to a minute or more for the Zip file to be generated.
Upload the Zip File
Upload the Zip file as instructed by the client.
Dealing with File Size Limitations
If the client's bid site has file size limitations, see: Minimizing the Size of Generated Documents.
Repeat Process for All Response Documents
If the RFP contains multiple response documents, repeat this process until all documents have been generated as Zip files and uploaded to the client's bid site.
If you have any difficulty, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach the archive file that you generated.