When you have the Project Bidding module installed, you'll need to do the initial configuration first.
Simply go to Stores > Settings > Configuration > Omnyfy > Project Bidding Management.
These are the standard settings you can configure.
Set to 'Yes' to start using the Project Bidding module on the platform.
Primary Project Type to be Used
Keep as "Default Root Type" - this sets where the primary root of the projects are created.
Term for Invitees
This field is used to label your vendors/service providers/experts. This will appear across the entire Project Bidding workflow.
Default Milestone Image for Shopping Cart
Choose an image to show on the shopping cart page, when a Milestone is added and ready to be paid.
Allow Invite External Vendor
Please keep this set to 'No'.
Enable Milestone Payment
Set 'Yes' if you would like to have the ability for vendors to set multiple milestone payments.
Set to 'No' if you are only allowing a single milestone.
Set Project Budget to Optional
Allow the Project Budget to be an optional field - Yes is the default option.
Set Project Dates to Optional
Allow the Project Dates to be an optional field - Yes is the default option.
Custom Project Question Settings
Enable Custom Question on Front End
Enable this to allow additional questions to be asked during the Project creation stage for customers.
If you set this to 'No', then customers will only be asked the first set of questions and be taken straight to the 'Review' screen on the next step.
Default Custom Question Template
Allows you to select a default custom questions template for the Project creation process.
Maximum Vendors to be Invited
Limit the amount of vendors that can invited on a project
Allow Notifying Bidding Progress
If set to Yes, all other invitees will be notified when a new proposal is submitted (it will keep anonymous)
Notify Lowest Bid
This option will only appear if Allow Notifying Bidding Progress is set to Yes.
If set to Yes, invitees will also be notified of the current lowest bid on projects they submitted proposals for
This can be used as a way to make the project bidding process more competitive between the vendors.
Project Expiry Length (In Days)
Amount of days a Project remains Open without any Vendors responding
File Upload (Using AWS S3)
Generally this is already pre-configured with populated fields from the Omnyfy Infrastructure DevOps Team - as this is part of the environment set up. If you do not see all of the fields populated, please reach out to the Omnyfy Support team.
There are 23 Email templates at present that are incorporated by default for a variety of triggers/scenarios. Here they are already pre-selected, however if you'd like to customise the content, you can create a new e-mail template from Marketing > Communications > Email Templates > Add New Template and then choose an Omnyfy Bidding template to load and modify. Then save it and update your configuration here.
Vendor Attribute Sets
Now that you have done the done the basic configuration, one thing you will need to also do is ensure that the relevant Vendor Attribute Sets get updated to include the Project Bidding Types field.
It will initially be Unassigned so you will need to add it in (it's also better to have a group for it on it's own section, primarily for clarity to the vendors).
The field is not a required field, so vendors signing up that do not want to be part of Project Bidding can just leave this blank.
Now you can start to set up vendors with Project Bidding!