Leads 2 Quotes (L2Q)

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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 … Continued

Buyer

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Is defined as the Main Civil and Building Contractor (Estimator or Buyer) that sends RfQ’s (Request for Quotes) to Vendors (Sub-Contractors and Suppliers).

Buyer Login

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Once logged in on your Dashboard, click on “Buyer” on the left menu under Home  or “L2Q Buyer” on the bottom of the RFQ’s Sent red block.

Create a New Bill Request

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Create a New Bill Request also referred to as an “L2Q Request” is required in order to send out Trades (RFQ’s) to Vendors/Subcontractors/Suppliers on a BoQ to gather your prices for Tender Submission. Please note that the L2Q Request comprises … Continued

Pricing Indicator %

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The Pricing Indicator is important to both Buyers and Vendors. For Buyers, it indicates the response rate they can expect for RFQ’s and thus are more likely to send to those with higher indicators. For Vendors, if their indictor is … Continued

View Pending L2Q Projects

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Your Pending L2Q Project application can be defined as: •Your Bill of Quantities is being processed. •We have received your request and are awaiting your Bill of Quantities or trying to source the BoQ. To view your Pending L2Q Project … Continued

View Active L2Q Projects

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Your active L2Q projects can be defined as follows: An active L2Q project is where we have received the Bill of Quantities, processed and uploaded it, and the bill is ready for distribution by the Buyer. To view your active … Continued

View Drawings / Specifications

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To view uploaded drawings/specifications, click on the icon under the “Drawings / Specifications” column next to the relevant L2Q project on the Buyer Home. Select “Drawings” and download the relevant drawings/specifications on the next screen. If there are no links … Continued

View Archived L2Q Projects

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From the drop-down menu under “Actions”, select “Archive Job(s)” (L2Q project(s)). Your Archived L2Q Projects can be defined as: Once you have completed the pricing process and the closing date has passed, you can archive projects. Should you wish to … Continued

Trade Mapping in L2Q

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Trade Mapping allows the Buyer to specify which trade they would like a specific trade to fall under. For example, instead of splitting Crushed Stone, Gravel and Sand to this trade, they might prefer it to be left with Earthworks … Continued

Sending out RFQ’s

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Once your Bill of Quantities is uploaded, you are able to send out your Bill Trades to Vendors and/or Subcontractors. On ‘Buyer Home’, identify the L2Q Project you wish to send out and click on ‘Request Prices’. You will be … Continued

Add a Preferred Vendor

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When you select a Vendor as preferred, they will display on your Buyer Homepage. When you send out RFQ’s, your “Preferred Vendors” will appear at the top of your search results, making it easy for you to find them. You … Continued

My Bill: Add Item(s) In Bill

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Adding Item(s) in Bill On the ‘Buyer Home’, click on ‘Request Prices’ of the control list you wish to add items to. Click on “Actions” and select “My Bill” from the drop-down menu. Use the filters at the top of … Continued

My Bill: Change Item Trade

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  Change Trade in Bill On the ‘Buyer Home’ click on ‘Request Prices’ of the bill, you wish to change trades in. Click on “Actions” and select “My Bill” from the drop-down menu. Once the Bill has loaded, choose ‘Change … Continued

Advanced Search

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Advanced Search allows the Buyer to distribute selected items, to a different Trade when sending out RFQ’s. On ‘Buyer Home’, identify the L2Q Project you wish to send out and click on ‘Request Prices’. Click on the expand icon next … Continued

Control List Progress

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On the ‘Buyer Home’ identify the L2Q Project you wish to interact with, click on the icon in the ‘Control List’ column. This will direct you to the Control List that was created by sending out the RFQ’s. Using the … Continued

Download Control List

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The Control List is a summary of all the Vendors that the Buyer has sent RFQ’s to. To download the Control list, identify the L2Q Project you wish to interact with, click on the ‘book’ icon in the ‘Control List’ … Continued

Send a RFQ Notice

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Once the bill has been sent to your Vendors, a Buyer can communicate with their Vendors any changes, notification of additional drawings and/or addendums to the bill by sending out an RFQ Notice. On the ‘Buyer Home’ page identify the … Continued

Buyer Calendar Reminders

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Buyer/Bill Reminders display via the Calendar in Red for each Contract and include Respond By Date and Closing Date. An email reminder is also sent to the Buyer if these dates are changed via the  Updating the Information on Your … Continued

Windows 10 (CSV to Excel issues)

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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 … Continued

Explained: CIDB, CSD & BBBEE

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CIDB & Classes: from the CIDB website: “The Register of Contractors (RoC) is a macro risk management tool to support clients to better procure for infrastructure.  It applies to all contractors wishing to do work in the public sector. The … Continued

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 … Continued