Buyers

What is a commercial customer?
A commercial customer is non-federal Buyer, such as the American Red Cross.  Unlike government agencies, commercial organizations may require taxes to be in...
Fri, 1 Mar, 2019 at 12:39 PM
What training is available to Buyers?
Instructions on how to use the Unison Marketplace system are provided through the help and training links on the marketplace. Individual and group trainings...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 3:27 PM
I intend to repost quickly, by COB today. What is the appropriate way for me to notify those Sellers with questions/requests to extend?
You can always respond directly to each Seller who had submitted an extension request to let them know the buy has been extended. Additionally, our Market O...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 3:38 PM
If I am required to post a buy on FBO, and my buy has already been posted to the marketplace, do I need to cancel my Unison Marketplace buy?
You do not need to cancel your buy. Buyers can simply repost the buy to check the FedBizOpps Solicitation box on the Start Buy page. This will automatically...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 3:46 PM
What should I do if I receive an offer directly from a Seller that is at a lower cost than the bid results on Unison Marketplace?
Should this situation arise, the best practice would be to request the interested Seller submit their bid on to Unison Marketplace.  If your buy is Pending ...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 4:11 PM
What can be put on Unison Marketplace – e.g. can we do services?
Both commodity goods and services (with a fixed price and clearly specified requirements) are competed though Unison Marketplace’s Marketplace.  Contact you...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 4:23 PM
Can I award to a Seller who is not in the Lead on a buy?
When proceeding with an award, the Unison Marketplace Terms of Use do not obligate a Buyer to make an award to the lowest bid submitted. In instances when i...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 4:28 PM
Can I post a Brand Name Justification on Unison Marketplace?
Yes. For ‘Brand Name Only (Exact Match)’ or ‘Brand Name or Equal’ specifications, federal agency Buyers may be required to provide brand name justification ...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 4:30 PM
My Target Price was based on a quote I received from my Suggested Source, but they bid higher than that. What can I do?
You can contact your Suggested Source to see if they would be willing to honor their quote and update their bid price to reflect it. If your buy is Pending ...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 4:37 PM
If the only change I want to make is to extend the end date and time of the competition, do I have to repost and lose all previously submitted bids?
In instances when the only update to the requirement is extending the end date and time, Buyers are encouraged to utilize the Extend Buy feature. Unlike a r...
Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 at 4:38 PM