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How To: Request to Monitor

Are you a Monitor under a Main User’s L2B Profile? Monitors have limited access to L2B. If you would like to view the full details on a Project or Tender you need to Request to Monitor. Find out how – here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 1m25s)


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How To: Resend Advisories

Do you need to Resend your Leads 2 Business – Daily Advisories for one or multiple days?
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 1 min)


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Troubleshooting: Clearing Browser Cache, Cookies & History

Why?

Whether you’re having login trouble, issues with your browser, or any number of unusual errors, a quick clearing of the Cache, Cookies & History is the first solution we recommend.

Why do we ask you to do this? In order to speed up your internet experience, browsers will “remember” old versions of websites so that they load more quickly. Usually, this is not a problem, but when websites update, remembering that old version can sometimes cause a problem. Clearing Cache, Cookies & History tells the browser to start over fresh.

As per our FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions):

To access our service you need to have the latest update for browsers such as Chrome or Firefox and the appropriate hardware and operating system to support this.

If you have followed the below steps and your errors still persist please contact support@L2B.co.za or 087 150 1465

 

How? (Shortcut)

1. When your browser is open press Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete (Mac) on your keyboard
2. Select the following: Browsing history, Download history, Cookies and other site data, Cached images and files
3. From the “Time range” drop-down menu, select All time.
4. Click CLEAR DATA.
5. Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

How? (Detailed)

 Chrome

  1. In Chrome, click the menu (⋮) in the top-right corner.
  2. Hover over More Tools and select Clear Browsing Data.
  3. For time range, select All time. Make sure that Cached images and files is checked, uncheck the boxes for Cookies and Browsing history, and then click Clear Data. Quit and reopen Chrome.
  4. Next, to clear your cookies, type chrome://settings/siteData?search=cookies into your address bar
  5. In the search box, enter Lumosity.
  6. Click the trash can icon to the right of each entry, or click Remove all shown and then Clear All.
  7. Quit and reopen Chrome.

 Firefox

  1. Select the menu in the top right corner (≡) and click Preferences orOptions.
  2. Click Privacy & Security from the lefthand menu.
  3. Under Cookies and Site Data, click Clear Data. 
    To clear cache and all cookies, leave both boxes checked and then click Clear.
    To remain logged into other sites, you can uncheck the box for cookies and just clear your cache, and then clear your cookies for Lumosity only:
  4. Under Cookies and Site Data, click Manage Data.
  5. Enter Lumosity in the search box, and click Remove All Shown, then click Save Changes.
  6. Restart your browser.

 Safari

Safari 8+

  1. Go to the Safari menu and click History.
  2. Select Clear History..
  3. Select all history and click Clear.
  4. Close and reopen your browser.

Safari 7

  1. Go to the Safari menu and click Preferences.
  2. Click Privacy.
  3. Under Remove all website data click Details.
  4. Enter Lumosity in the search box, and click Remove All.
  5. Close and reopen your browser.

 

 


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How To: Download Tenders & Projects

Need to Download a Tender or Project Lead? Search and identify Tenders and Projects that are of interest. Download and View the details on a Tender or Project.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 3 min, 10 sec)

 

 


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How To: Search & View Documents

Looking for Documents on a Tender or Project? Search and identify Tenders and Projects that already have Documents attached. Download and View the attached Documents on a Tender or Project.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 1 min, 52 sec)

 


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Windows 10 (CSV to Excel issues)

This solution will assist where you are trying to import reports from a CSV file and all results appear on the first column separated by commas instead of in separate columns. This will then ensure that all .csv files are opened in the correct columns.

To change regional settings,

1. go to Start > type Region > open Region & Language Settings

2. scroll down and click on Additional date, time, & regional settings on the right hand of the block

3. Select, Change date, time or number formats

4. the following pop-up box will open > Click Additional Settings

The following pop-up box will open >

5. For Decimal Symbol, enter a dot:.

6. For List Separator, enter a comma:,

6. Click “Apply” and “Ok”.

Now, when you open a CSV file in Excel it will automatically find the data fields and open it appropriately.

How To: Request assistance on a specific Tender or Project

Request assistance on a specific Tender or Project by clicking on the Researcher Link. This is the most efficient way to contact the relevant L2B Team member in order to receive timely assistance.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 2 min, 58 sec)

 


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How To: Save Searches

Saved Searches. Search for your Leads and Save different the searches to perform again at any time with ease.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 3 min)


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How To: Basic Search – Directory

Basic Search – Directory. Search for your Contacts and Professionals with a few easy steps. Search using keywords, professional types, trades and multiple additional Directory filters.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 2 min)

 


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How To: Price RFQ’s Online

Price RFQ’s Online. List your details on our Directory and Receive RFQ’s from Buyers using our Online Pricing Platform. Login and respond to Buyers online and improve your ranking.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 3 min, 44 sec)

 


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How To: Create a New Bill Request (L2Q)

Create a New Bill Request. Send us your Bill of Quantities (BoQ) to be formatted and traded. We upload it electronically for you to send out RFQ’s to Vendors and Suppliers.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 2 min,39 sec)

 

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How To: Request a BoQ on a Tender

Request the Bill of Quantities (BoQ) on a Tender of interest and find your service/product opportunities.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 1 min,30 sec)

 

 

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Dates Search Filter

Searching by Dates

Using the Search by Dates feature, you can do a search for dates within a specific time frame.

Click on the ‘Dates’ option towards the bottom of the list to drop down the list of Date Search Options to choose from which are Published, Awarded, Closing, and Site Inspection:

Irrespective of which option you choose (‘Published’ displayed below as an example), a calendar is then displayed, allowing you to specify the date range from (Left Calendar) to (Right Calendar) by clicking the date which you would like to select:

or alternatively you can type the dates required directly into the date blocks provided:

Always remember, once your dates have been specified, click on ‘Apply’ to submit your selection:

Once you click on ‘Apply’ the calendar will then disappear, however there will now be a tick displayed to show which options has a date selection set:

Once you have made the date selections and you are happy with them, select ‘Search’:

Your search results will then display

Region Search Filter

You may Filter your results by Region.

Select the check box next to the Region Filter.

To Search all of South Africa click the check box as shown below.

You may also filter your Results by South African Provinces by clicking the expand icon.

You will be presented with the following, where you may select your province of choice.

The list of South African provinces is shown below:

  •  South Africa
  •  Eastern Cape
  •  Free State
  •  Gauteng
  •  KwaZulu-Natal
  •  Limpopo
  •  Mpumalanga
  •  North West
  •  Northern Cape
  •  Western Cape

To Search all of  Africa click the check box as shown below.

You may also filter your Results by African Region by clicking the expand icon.

You will be presented with the following, where you may select your Region of choice.

Should you wish to filter by African Country click the expand icon next to the relevant African Region

You will now be able to select your relevant country and filter accordingly

 

 

  •  Central Africa
  •  Rwanda
  •  Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  •  Western Africa
  •  Nigeria
  •  Ghana
  •  Gabon
  •  Cameroon
  •  Northern Africa
  •  South Sudan
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Somalia
  •  Eastern Africa
  •  Uganda
  •  Tanzania
  •  Kenya
  •  SADC
  •  Zimbabwe
  •  Madagascar
  •  Zambia
  •  Lesotho
  •  Angola
  •  Botswana
  •  Mauritius
  •  Mozambique
  •  Swaziland
  •  Malawi
  •  Seychelles
  •  Namibi

 

Industry Search Filter

To filter your search by Industry you may select the following check box.

To further filter your results click the expand Icon.

You may now further filter your Industry Results using the following options.

 

Below is the  list of Industry Filters

  •  Factory & Warehousing
  •  Healthcare
  •  Hospitality & Leisure
  •  Industrial
  •  Institutional
  •  Mining
  •  Office & Commercial
  •  Power Grid
  •  Renovations
  •  Residential
  •  Retail
  •  Road
  •  Transport Terminal
  •  Water

 

Reset Search Filter

Reset Search Filter

This option allows you to clear all previous search criteria, along with their search results in order to start a new search afresh.

To reset all previous search criteria, click on the ‘Reset’ button:

Previous search criteria and search results are now cleared.

Advisory Settings Search Filter

Advisory Settings Search

The Advisory Settings Search, enables you to perform a search according to your profile’s advisory settings filters.

To perform this search, click on the ‘Advisory Settings Search’ option:

A list will generate and the search results then displayed.

Saved Search Filter

Saved searches allows you to access your previously saved searches in order to use the same search criteria that was previously used.

In the Search pane, click on the ‘Saved Searches’ option:

A dialog box will open listing your previously saved searches. To perform a previously saved search again, click on the ‘Perform This Search Again’ button on the right of the search you wish to execute. The dialog will then disappear and your previously saved search criteria will be executed and the results thereof displayed.

To save a search that you have just performed, type in a name for your search and click on (add icon):

To removed a saved search, click the red circled cross on the right:

 

Search History Search Filter

Search History allows you to access a history of any previous searches performed. This will include both saved searches as well as those which have not been saved.

In the Search pane, click on the ‘Search History’ option:

A dialog box will open listing your previous searches:

 

To perform a previous search again, click on the ‘Perform This Search Again’ button on the right of the search you wish to execute. The dialog will then disappear and your previous search criteria will be executed and the results thereof displayed.

 

Keywords Search Filter

When doing a search using a specific Keyword allows you to perform a search based on a specific keyword.

 

To search for a specific keyword, click in the Search block:

 

 

Type in the keyword to search for (ie: kva) and click the Search icon:

Note: Alternatively you can also click the ‘Search’ option towards the bottom of the screen:

Your search results will then generate and be displayed as follows:

You can also do a search for Tenders using the Keywords added to your Advisory settings by selecting the Keyword you would like for from the grey Search result toolbar on the left:

 

Pricing Opportunities Search Filter

The Pricing Opportunities Search Filter, allows you to search for Projects that have any attached pricing opportunities (such as a Bill of Quantities and Subcontractors added to a Project), for convenient follow-up.

 

In the Category search filter section, ensure that ‘Projects’ is selected:

 

Then scroll down to the ‘Pricing Opportunities’ option and select ‘Pricing Opportunities’ from the drop-down menu:

 

Once your filters have been selected, click on the ‘Search’ button to execute the search criteria:

 

 

 

The search will then execute and display the results as follows:

 

If you then click on a project heading (ie: Ntsokotha SSS as in the example), the Project notice will then open and the documents attached will reflect in the right-hand pane:

You will see that Projects with Pricing opportunities also reflects a little handshake icon on the Search result page:

 

 

RFQ State Search Filter

When doing a Directory Search, one can filter out Vendors who either “Receives RFQ” or “Does not Receive RFQ” by using the following Search result filter from the grey toolbar on the left:

Award Type Search Filter

When doing a search for Projects, you can use the “Award Type” search filter on the grey toolbar to filter out Projects with a Main Contract / Sub Contractor (or both) appointed:

 

If you did a search for Projects with a “Main Contractor” and “Sub Contractor” appointed, you will find that both reflects on the Projects under “Awards”:

Live Closed Search Filter

Our Search filters for Tenders allows you to search for “Live” or “Closed” Tenders

 

If a Tender is “Live”, it means the closing date has not expired yet (note: it does not, however, mean that the Site meeting date has not expired already)
If a Tender is “Closed” it means the closing date has expired

 

The Search result also reflects “Live” or “Closed” below the title:

 

 

Files Search Filter

Files are documents and photographs that obtain to a particular tender or project.

 

You may Filter your results to include Files.

Select the Files Drop down to select either Photo’s or Documents or both.

 

Implement the Search Filter to display your results

 

A list of tenders/projects that have files attached will be displayed:

When you hover your mouse curser of the icons it will inform you  whether or not it has the photos or documents attached.

 

Open the relevant project/tender to view the documents which will be listed on the right hand side of the page:

Photo’s are under the tab project photo, alternatively photo’s will be at the bottom of the document when you scroll to the end.

 

 

Monitoring Search Filter

Users have access to 5 monitors per subscription. This allows users to select whom they want to monitor their projects/tenders.

You may Filter your results to Monitoring by selecting the box.

Three options appear under Monitoring:

  • Monitored By
  • Assignment Type
  • Not Monitored By

 

 

Monitored By filters by the selected monitors. You can select one or multiple.

 

 

 

Implement the Search  filter in order to get a result. Remember to also select your relevant Category

 

Your monitors name can be seen as follows in your Search results:

 

 

Assignment Type filters by User Assigned or Auto Monitored (an option in Advisory Settings and only for main users)

And displays as follows in your Search results:

Not Monitored By filters by Projects/Tenders not monitored by the selected monitors. You can select one or multiple.

Trades Search Filter

Trades are the types of industry for a particular project or tender that requires manual skills and special training.

The Trades Filter allows you to filter results by selecting relevant trades from the list (scroll down for the full list of trades)

Implement the Search  filter in order to get a result.

Remember to also select your relevant Category

Professional Types Search Filter

Professional Types are the specialized professionals in your industry that aid in development.

Professional Types are able to be filtered by Professionals appointed and Not appointed.

Professional Appointed – drop down gives you an option to select the relevant professional to include in your search

Not appointed – drop down gives you an option to select the relevant professional to exclude from your search

Implement the Search  filter in order to get a result.

 

Remember to also select your relevant Category

 

 

Sector Search Filter

Sectors are areas distinct from one another. Sector allows you to Filter by the following:

  • Public Private Partnership
  • Commercialised State
  • Public
  • Private
  • Funding Agency

Implement the Search  filter in order to get a result.

 

Remember to also select your relevant Category

 

 

Project and Tender Value Search Filter

Project Values

To Search by all Project Value Click the select all check box

 

To view all Project Value filters click the expand icon.

 

To select a Project Value filter click the select checkbox next to the relevant Value.

 

Below is a list of all Project Values.

  •  R 0 Million – R 30 Million
  •  R 31 Million – R 60 Million
  •  R61 Million – R100 Million
  •  R 100 million+

Tender Values

To Search by all Tender Value Click the select all check box

To view all Tender Value filters click the expand icon.

To select a Tender Value filter click the select checkbox next to the relevant Value.

Below is a list of all Tender Values.

  •  CIDB 1: R 0 – R 200,000
  •  CIDB 2: R 200,000 – R 650,000
  •  CIDB 3: R 650,000 – R 2 Million
  •  CIDB 4: R 2 Million – R 4 Million
  •  CIDB 5: R 4 Million – R 6,5 Million
  •  CIDB 6: R 6,5 Million – R 13 Million
  •  CIDB 7: R 13 Million – R 40 Million
  •  CIDB 8: R 40 Million – R 130 Million
  •  CIDB 9: R130 Million Plus

Status Search Filter

The Status Filter allows you to search according to the Project Development Phases

CONCEPTUAL

This stage is the beginning phase of the project development. The following can occur at this stage of the development:

  • Appointment of a Client / Developer
  • Feasibility Process
  • Securing Funding
  • Request for Proposal

PROCEDURAL

This stage of project development involves obtaining various approvals and authorisations:

  • Basic Design
  • Geo-technical Study
  • Licensing
  • EIA Process
  • Property Rezoning
  • Professionals

DESIGN & TENDER STAGE

Development involves detailed design, the tender process and bill pricing. The majority of the Project Professionals have been appointed at this stage. Bidding Contractors’ details are listed under Bidders.

Where the following can occur:

  • Detailed Design
  • Expression of Interest
  • Negotiation
  • Tender
  • Appointment of an Anchor Tenant
  • Invited to Tender list

AWARDED AND UNDERWAY DEVELOPMENT PHASE

The main contractor and subcontractors have been awarded and project development is underway.

The Main Building and Civil Contractor details are listed under Awards.

COMPLETED PHASE

In the completed phase of project development, it means practical completion is nearing the end or it is already structurally complete.

POSTPONED

Project developments can be postponed or put on hold for various reasons. If you are monitoring a project where this occurs, you will receive an update email when the status changes.

CANCELLED

These Projects have been cancelled.

To Search Projects by All Status’s click on the Select All checkbox

To filter your results by a specific Status click the check box next to the relevant filter

Below is a list of all the Project Status’s

  •  Conceptual
  •  Procedural
  •  Design
  •  Tender
  •  Awarded
  •  Underway
  •  Postponed
  •  Complete
  •  Cancelled

Serviceable Region Search Filter

The Serviceable region filter allows you to find Companies who services are extended to certain Regions.

To filter by Serviceable Regions click the check box.

To Search all of South Africa click the check box as shown below.

You may also filter your Results by South African Provinces by clicking the expand icon.

You will be presented with the following, where you may select your province of choice.

The list of South African provinces is shown below:

  •  South Africa
  •  Eastern Cape
  •  Free State
  •  Gauteng
  •  KwaZulu-Natal
  •  Limpopo
  •  Mpumalanga
  •  North West
  •  Northern Cape
  •  Western Cape

To Search all of  Africa click the check box as shown below.

You may also filter your Results by African Region by clicking the expand icon.

You will be presented with the following, where you may select your Region of choice.

Should you wish to filter by African Country click the expand icon next to the relevant African Region

You will now be able to select your relevant country and filter accordingly

 

The list of African Regions and Countries is shown below:

  •  Central Africa
  •  Rwanda
  •  Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  •  Western Africa
  •  Nigeria
  •  Ghana
  •  Gabon
  •  Cameroon
  •  Northern Africa
  •  South Sudan
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Somalia
  •  Eastern Africa
  •  Uganda
  •  Tanzania
  •  Kenya
  •  SADC
  •  Zimbabwe
  •  Madagascar
  •  Zambia
  •  Lesotho
  •  Angola
  •  Botswana
  •  Mauritius
  •  Mozambique
  •  Swaziland
  •  Malawi
  •  Seychelles
  •  Namibi

Category Search Filter

The Category filter allows you to specify what type of Content you would like to search for.

This filter show the following options:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projects

Search for information that focuses on private construction contracts in South Africa & Africa, identify new opportunities in the project development life-cycle, as well as which companies and people to target.

You may filter Projects results further by clicking the expand icon as shown below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may now select Building or Infrastructure to further filter your results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenders

We acquire tenders from various sources in South Africa and research these lead opportunities in all nine provinces in SA.

These regional tenders are collated and categorised according to their location, CIDB Grading, and industry.

You may filter Tender results further by clicking the expand icon as shown below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may now select  from the following to further filter your search results:

  • Air Con & Refrigeration
  • Alternate Energy
  • Building
  • Consultants
  • Demolition & Blasting
  • Electrical & Instrument
  • Facilities Management
  • Fencing
  • Fleet Management & Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • IT & Telecom
  • Materials & Supplies
  • Mechanical
  • Plant & Machinery
  • Security & Fire
  • Supplier Database
  • Trades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directory

The On-Line Construction Directory

Should you wish to search the directory check the select box next to directory.

This option allows you to search both Companies and Contacts simultaneously.

To search by only Company or Contact click the Directory expand icon.

 

 

 

 

 

Now you have the option to filter your results by selecting either Company or Contact.

 

News

Building & Construction News.

To search for your favourite News articles select the following filter.

Login

You can enter your login details on the top left hand corner of the L2B landing page:

Remember passwords are case sensitive. If you have forgotten your Login you can click on ‘Forgot Login?’ alternative you can click on Log in to access your Leads

Directory Search

Some tips to remember when searching on our directory:

  • Less is more
  • Always use spaces between acronyms e.g A B C Construction

You can search with just the company name you are looking for below:

You can also search by various trades or professions in this box like plumbing, tiling, under floor heating, architects etc and you can also search by contact names.

This will give you results of any combination of the text in the above box, whether it be in the description, name or contact name of the company.

Below are other filters you can use for your searches:

Directory will be selected by default under category as that is what we chose on the dashboard, you can then also filter your search by company or contact or both:

You can filter by Regions (where a company is based) – South Africa or Africa by ticking the check boxes:

Or you can narrow your search further by searching by provinces (you can select more than one at a time):

Or you can search by dialing codes under a specific province (this will narrow you search down even further):

You can filter by Serviceable regions (where a company can do work, this does not mean that they are based here), this can be filtered exactly like the above regions, by province and dialing codes:

You can filter by the CIDB grading, CIDB 1 – CIDB 9 or no rating, if left unchecked then it will give you results for any rating including those with no rating listed on our directory:

If you are looking for a specific professional you can filter by professional types:

Sometimes we are not told what profession a contact is at a company so you can also search by specific trades when it comes to professionals like Consulting – Architects, Consulting – Quantity Surveyors etc:

The above trades can also be used to search for companies doing specific trades like the below and a whole host of others that you will see when navigating our directory:

You can also filter by whether the contacts receive Request for Quotes (RFQ’s) or not.

This would mainly be used by contractors looking for vendors to provide a product or service:

Once you have filtered your search you may search by either of the following ways:

or:

You can clear all your filters to start a new search:

To check your search history you can click here, this saves your searches by date and time:

You can save searches that you may do daily or weekly to check for updates, there is also a funs

You will have to perform the search then click on the below and a pop up will appear where you can name your search. You then just have to click on the below again when you want to perform your saved searches again:

If you click on the below it will automatically choose the filters that match your advisories:

You can change your page size to a maximum of 100 by clicking on the below on the top right hand corner:

You can filter your search by “Relevance” or “Newest” here:

  • Relevance will be the results that best match your search criteria.
  • Newest will be the latest entries added to our directory or updated.

 

 

 

 

 

You can expand the view to be able to see the whole company on the results page without clicking on the Company, Division, Branch or contact by clicking on the following:

This also shows how many contacts are listed in that whole company.

To view tenders and projects that the entire company is linked to, click on the following:

This will take you to a page with the tenders and projects and you can then filter this search by which contact the tenders or projects are linked to here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you perform a search that returns no results, an email will be sent to the Directory department who will follow up with you and advise on a way to search that will return results or offer their assistance.

Directory

Our Directory is one of the largest in Southern Africa for the construction industry.

The Directory contains contact information on Clients / Developers, Professionals, Contractors and Vendors.

You can access the directory by clicking on the below on the dashboard:

Then click on the magnifying glass:

You will be redirected to a Search Results page that will be displaying 0 results until you perform a search:

Messaging

Messaging

Messaging can be accessed from the Dashboard.

In the list on the left side of the page “Inbox”, on the Toolbar at the top right of the page (the Envelope). When you hover over the envelope, select “View All”. It will also take you to your Inbox. Or When you hover over your name in the top right corner of the page, and select “Inbox”.

You can filter options such as follows: Received Date, Subject etc. These columns can also be sorted by descending and ascending options:

You can select your messages to do certain things in bulk by clicking on “Actions”. Here you can Mark selected items as Read, Important, Delete etc .

You can also increase the page size to show more than 10 results on the same page:

You can also filter under Sent items for “Contact Type” using the search box provided

 

Compose:

 

You can compose a new message by clicking on Compose:

The following page will open where you are able to compose a message:

The “To:” field is directly linked to the L2B Directory.
You will have to know the name of the person you are wanting to email (Professional/ Monitor).

Adding an attachment:
This will be separate to the Logo and Signature that is loaded on your Dashboard under “Settings”, “Profile”.
The attachment must be a maximum of 5MB.
Only in Word, Excel, PDF or an Image file type.
Only 1 attachment is allowed per email.

 

 

Inbox

By clicking on the various folders under Compose you are able to view the relevant messages for each folder:

 

Inbox: messages received

Important: messages you have marked Imporatnt

Trash: deleted items

Professionals: Only reflects emails received from Professionals using the L2B website (directly from Tenders/ Projects, or from the Directory)

RFQ Notices: Requests for Quotes Notices received

 

Sent

Monitors:  Tenders/ Projects that have been assigned or unassigned by yourself to your monitors.

Professionals: Only reflects emails sent to Professionals using the L2B website (directly from Tenders/ Projects, or from the Directory)

RFQ Notice’s: RFQ Notices sent. Note: This feature is only available to “Buyers” (L2Q subscribers) on the L2B website.
This is a list of RFQ notices sent to Subcontractors (who have been sent the RFQs) using the L2B website.

 

Your Team

When clicking on a Monitors Name under Your Team, it opens a new email page, automatically addressing the email to that monitor.

 


Read Receipts: reflects as follows showing Read Receipt confirmations for Monitors and Professionals

Please Note: The e-mail has to be read (or Marked as Read) in their Inbox on L2B for it to reflect “True” as a Read receipt (this does not reflect if read on an e-mail client)

 

Open Quotes – Vendor Home Page

Open Quotes is our subscription that allows you to receive Request for Quotes (RfQ’s), these can be priced or declined online. You can also view drawings or specification that pertain to these RfQ’s if the buyer has uploaded any. You can send your prices to multiple buyers at once too.  Our Open Quotes subscribers are referred to as Vendors

You can see how many RFQ’s you have on the dashboard:

To view the Open Quotes (Vendor) page please click here:

 

On the top of the new page you will see the below:

The first box (Steps to Success) when you click on “here” allows you to go through to the page – Directory Wizard, where you can see and update your directory entry and also ensure that your trades are up to date so you receive RFQ’s that are relevant to your line of work.

Go through each step to ensure your entry is correct and update it should it need updating.

  • At the trades tab you can search keywords by either typing in part or the whole word (first block) and click search, this will bring up results that match your word you typed in the text box:
  • The second/middle block allows you to search keywords alphabetically, just click on the letter that your keyword starts with and the keywords will pop up, once keywords are chosen then click on the actions tab and choose “add selected trades” and they will move to the last block and any tender that has this keyword in it will be sent on your advisories on a daily basis provided the option to receive the keyword advisory is chosen.

If you click on “Learn more…” under steps 1 – 3 a pop up will appear with more information.

The bar below allows you to bulk archive RFQ’s by date, these can be the RFQ’s where the respond by date has passed or where the closing date has passed:

 

These are all the RFQ’s that have been sent to you:

The green indicates that a buyer has sent the RFQ to you personally and the Red indicates that the buyer has agreed to use the Open Price system. This means the bill that that specific buyer is pricing is within your scope of works (your selected trade and region).

You will notice that some of the columns will populate as you perform those specific actions however the “Received by Buyer” column does not have to be populated to indicate that the buyer has received your prices. Sometimes the buyers will not have the time to check the box online that allows this column to be populated.

To submit your price please click on the following icon:

To “Upload a pdf of your pricing” click on the following icon:This will display as if you are submitting prices however the Items to Price will not display, this is where you will upload your PDF with completed prices.

To forward the RFQ click on the icon for “Forward this RFQ to a colleague”:This will allow you to forward this RFQ to a colleague (listed on our Leads 2 Business directory).

If you hover over the  Icon it will display the entire description of the contract.

The “Download Sent Bill” column has 2 icons because you have the choice of downloading it in CSV  or PDF  format.

The Trade Column can also be expanded using the  icon should there be a long list of trades.

The Discover Icons indicates whether a Project or Tender is linked and redirects to view the Project or Tender when clicked.

Tenders Icon is Orange

Project Icon is Green

 

One you have clicked on the (submit price)Icon:

 

You will be redirected to the following page where you can either set your own terms and conditions “Set Current Terms as your Default” (You will have to populate the below empty block or you can “Select Standard Terms and Conditions” this will automatically populate the below empty block. Remember to submit or click on “Skip Terms and Conditions”, both these steps will take you to the next page.

NB: The terms and conditions you select will automatically reflect for future pricing unless changed by yourself.

Next page, this reflects the tender details, the Buyer details and the Buyer’s terms:

Scroll down:

This page reflects the terms and conditions that you previously chose, you can edit them here.

Should you have a document of some sort that you would like the buyer to take note of you can attach this here.

Scroll down:

This displays all the items that require pricing and the tick boxes at the bottom give you options to send a copy to yourself or price items only, which will remove any line that does not require pricing, e.g the description above items, see below 23.06, will disappear if you tick “Price Items Only”, see Submit Price

NB: When pricing online, see above, in the “Rate or Unit Cost” column, do not insert commas or full stops, for e.g. R500.00 is 500.

Scroll Down:

The Last section is where you can add notes to the buyer.

 

 

Scroll to the bottom of the Vendor Homepage:

This displays what projects other buyers are pricing on, which match your region and trade filters. You will only receive award notifications on any of these if you have interacted with them.

The respond by date is displayed on the right of the box next to the Buyers Company’s name.

 

The icons are action icons, you can either:

  • Submit your price – this will redirect you to the terms and conditions page, as explained above.
  • Download the bill items in CSV format
  • Download the bill items in PDF format
  • View the drawings (if the Buyer has uploaded these)
  • or Remove the Quote and you will no longer see it

Interacting with any of the above Icons will the RFQ moves to the Active RFQ list (with a red dot).

  • The  Discover Icon will redirect you to a search results page with all the projects and/or tenders (depending on your subscription) that that specific buyer, in this case, Gorogang Plant Hire, has been involved with or is currently busy with:

Click on “View all” and you will be redirected to a page that displays all the contracts that our buyers are currently pricing that match your region and trade filters:

On the left-hand side, you can filter the results by your region or trades and by the “Respond by dates”.

The Icons here are all the same as above and the “Remove” icon is on the far right-hand side of the page along with “Discover” icon as explained above.

The last block at the bottom of the page:

This displays contracts that our buyers priced on that have now been awarded(possibly to a different contractor). You have the opportunity to now price to the contractors that have been awarded the contract.

To submit your price please click on the . This will redirect you to the terms and conditions page, as explained above.

When you click on the Discover Icon it will redirect you to a page that will list all the tenders and/or projects (depending on your subscription) that the specific awarded contact is linked to.

Click on  and you will be redirected to a page that displays contracts that our buyers priced on that have now been awarded. There is also an automatic date range selected to only show the past 3 months awards and should subscribers want to view a larger date range then they will be able to change it as per the Dates filter.

 

The  icons are action icons, you can either:

  • Submit your price – this will redirect you to the terms and conditions page, as explained above.
  • Download the bill items in CSV format
  • Download the bill items in PDF format
  • View the drawings (if the Buyer has uploaded these)
  • The Discover Icons indicates whether a Project or Tender is linked and redirects to view the Project or Tender when clicked as per the above functionality under Active RFQ’s.

Tha Archived/Live refers to RFQ’s listed under:

Should you need assisting to download a CSV File (using Excel), click here

Leads 2 Quotes (L2Q)

L2Q is an electronic pricing platform that is used by Main Civil and Building Contractors (Buyers and Estimators) to send the request for quotes to their Vendors (Sub-Contractors and Suppliers).
The Vendors are able to respond electronically to the Buyers by means of pricing their inquiries online, e-mail and fax.

Daily Tenders

Daily Tenders has a team dedicated to sourcing & researching various building and construction tenders across South Africa and Africa.
Tenders are indexed based on Industry, Region, CIDB grading and Keywords allowing you to select which tender information you wish to receive, relevant to your business. At the end of each business day you will receive an e-mail customised to your company’s requirements. This efficient, time saving system places relevant Tender business opportunities at your finger tips.

Projects

Private Projects consists of predominantly large privately funded negotiated or invited projects in the Industrial Building & Construction environment that are progressively researched from conceptual (Pre-tender) to completed stages.

Search Content Summary

The Search Page (displayed below) has various Filters.

An explanation of how to to use each filter can be found under the following links:

The Page Size, Sort by and Actions drop downs can be used to interact with Search results as desired.

 

L2B Website

By typing www.L2B.co.za into your internet browser, you will be directed to the Leads 2 Business website.
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Our support team is available to assist through the following methods:

E-mail us on Support@L2B.co.za or call us on 0800 TENDER or 086 083 6337.

Chat with us on our Live Support system.