Thank you to those of you who attended this Webinar. Below are a few of the questions from the session with their corresponding answers. The full list of questions and answers from the session is attached to this post. Please feel free to use Ariba Exchange to respond to this post and interact with your peers. We look forward to speaking with you again in a future session


Question: Is there a way to grade/score the section as opposed to the question?

Answer: No, sections are used to assign weights, but you must score at the question level as this is the only level which includes responses to review and grade.


Question: How would you recommend to set up scoring that contains a "kill question"?  In other words, a question  that is so important that it would disqualify a supplier depending on the answer?

Answer: This would ideally be set up as a prerequisite question preventing the participant from moving forward with the rest of the event if answered wrong.  If for whatever reason, the project owner did not want to use a prerequisite, then with scoring this question should have a very high importance / weight so as to drastically affect the overall score.


Question: So how would you avoid the pregrading of the quality manual?

Answer: I would identify the information my team really wanted to capture in the manual and ask more specific pre-graded questions to collect this information.


Question: Sometimes when in consensus scoring there are scores in parentheses  (( )) beside the total scores...which are slightly different...what causes these differences in scores?

Answer: If the project owner updates a score, the score in parenthesis represents the original score which the system calculated.


Question: This is a great RFP template. Please provide a copy of this RFP template presented here.

Answer: Thank you.  I have attached the export of this template for you.  Please note that this is just a sample created for the demonstration, and may not include everything the BPC would recommend in an RFP.