How do I rank my carriers' bids on an RFP?

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In ShipperGuide, you can compare your target, live market rate, and short-term contract rate vs. the carrier’s proposed rates to help determine carriers' ranked bid positions for tendering on RFPs.

The Bid Type needs to be set to Rates on File (Rank) when you create an RFP to enable ranked carriers.


If you would like to auto-rank carrier bids based on the lowest cost, please see the article How do I auto-rank my carriers' bids on an RFP?

Topics covered in this article: 

View carriers’ bids:

1. On your left dashboard, click RFP Guide.

2. On your bid status dashboard, navigate to mceclip0__32_.png bids and click on the RFP.

3. Click a lane to expand the Routing Guide panel to display the lane details, benchmark, and carriers’ rates on the right side of the screen.


If CO2eq Emission is enabled, the estimated CO2eq emission calculation will be displayed under the lane details on the Routing Guide panel.

Under Bids Received, the carrier’s proposed volume, flat rate, and rate per mile for the lane will be listed. As well as the percentage difference between your target, live market, or short-term contract rate and the carrier’s proposed rate will display under the BM% column. Select Your Target RateLive Market Rate, and Long-Term Contract Rate to update the BM%.

This section will also allow you to view the submitted Accessorial rates by clicking on.

Click mceclip3__9_.png  next to the carrier to make a counteroffer.

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To download the bids, click mceclip1__21_.png on the upper right corner of the RFP and select one of the export options.

Rank carrier bids:

Add carriers to rank 

Next to the carrier’s bid, click mceclip6__3_.png to add the carrier to the rank list. Carriers’ positions will ascend as they are added to the rank list.


Move carrier’s rank position

Next to the carrier’s rank number, click mceclip7__3_.png  or mceclip9__1_.png to move the carrier’s rank up/down the list.



Remove carrier from rank

Next to the carrier's bid, click mceclip3__9_.png > Remove From Rank to remove the carrier from the rank list. 



A report of the ranked carrier bids will be available to download after the lanes have been allocated.



Send feedback to carriers:

1. On the upper right corner of the RFP, click FINALIZE & SEND FEEDBACK

2. A pop-up window will appear to verify confirmation to send feedback to the ranked carriers. Click mceclip11.png to notify the carriers:

  • Ranked carriers will receive an email notifying them that the bid has been finalized and they have been added to your waterfall tendering. The email will contain a link directing them to their lane results page. Carriers will not have visibility of their rank position.



  • Non-ranked carriers will receive an email notifying them that bid has been finalized. 


The RFP will still be accessible under mceclip13.png.

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