PERSUIT does not display any firm's identity to any other firms.
In non-auction Requests no proposal information is visible to any competing firms. Clients can view all proposals in their Comparator screen.
For reverse auctions clients decide whether to allow their firms to see both their price and rank, or just their rank.
- When a client elects to show only rank then the firms only see their ranking (a reflection of a proposal's total price submitted).
- When a client elects to show both rank and price then all firms can view each proposal's rank and total price in real time.
The Comparator screen compares individual proposals, this means that if a firm submits more than one proposal it will affect the ranking of every proposal. A firm's ranking can change if :
- an existing firm submits additional proposals
- a new firm submits a proposal
See Reverse Auctions for more information.