What are the key terms in 360? (definitions/lexicon)

 

Every software product has its own language - key words that have special meanings.

360's terms and definitions are found in the list below.

Definitions

Term

Meaning

Term

Meaning

1

Account

An organisation’s grouping of Users - either in the Buyers' Portal or the Providers' Portal

2

ADCOM

An extension pack for licensed Buyers who want to advertise and communicate through 360 with additional outreach and communication options (both internal and external)

3

Addendum

A message from the Request Manager to all Providers (or a sub-set) with additional information about a Request

4

Association

A relationship managed by a Buyer between the Buyer’s Account a Provider’s Account

5

ATM

Approach To Market - see Request (e.g. for tender)

6

Boss

A User with full access rights for a Buyers include manage the Buyer's security and configuration settings within 360

7

Buyer

An organisation that publishes requests (e.g. for tender)

8

Buyers' Portal

The website (https://360users.apetsoftware.com.au/) in which Requests are configured and Responses assessed

9

Category

A classification that is used for subscription notices:

  1. Type of request (e.g. RFT)

  2. A price bracket for the likely contract (e.g. $0 to $150,000)

  3. A product or service (e.g. Software Development)

  4. A trade of skill (e.g. Carpenter)

  5. A location of region (e.g. Canberra)

10

Category-based Request

A Request that contains at least one Category Section that is evaluated separately from other Category Sections.

11

Category Section

A Section within a Category-based Request that is evaluated separately from other Category Sections.

Category Sections are used to establish Panels of Associated Providers within Categories (e.g. a Panel of carpenters)

12

Clarification

A request for more information from an Evaluator to a Respondent

13

Consensus Evaluator

An Evaluator who can combine the assessments of all other evaluators into a final assessment

14

CoP

Conditions of Participation

15

Dependency Question

A Hidden Questionnaire Item that is made visible, based on the Response to a Trigger Question

16

Dependency Section

A Hidden Section that is made visible based on the Response to a Trigger Question

17

Direct Message

A private message sent between the Request Manager and a Participant

18

Enqury

A message sent from a Provider to the Request Manager

19

Evaluator

A User who can evaluate Responses to a Request

20

Hidden Question

A Question that is hidden to Providers but visible to Evaluators

21

Hidden Section

A Section that is hidden to Providers but visible to Evaluators

22

Hierarchical Request

A Request that has a Leading Part and at least one Subordinate Part

23

Award Approver

A User who can check that a Request is ready for release and grant the Job Manager the rights to publish the Request

24

Release Approver

A User who can check that a Request is ready for release and grant the Job Manager the rights to publish the Request

25

Leading Part

The first Sections within a Category-based Request that are used to evaluate the criteria that apply to all Child Sections.

26

Leading Request

The first Request within a Hierarchical Request that is used to evaluate the criteria that apply to all Subordinate Request.

27

NPV

Net Present Value

28

Opener

A User authorised to open a Request and release it for evaluation

29

Panel

A group of Providers with similar qualifications

30

Panel Manager

A User who can create Panel and controls all the access rights within their Panel

31

Participant

A Provider that registered their interest in responding to a Request

32

Pre-submission Rule

A Condition of Participation that must be met and verified before a Provider can submit their Responses

33

Price

The net present value of the Provider's goods and/or services

34

Provider

A provider of goods and/or services

35

Provider Manager

A User who can create Associations between their Account and a Provider’s Account

36

Providers' Portal

The website (https://360providers.apetsoftware.com.au/) in which Requests are published and Responses submitted

37

Question

A Questionnaire Item in a Request that usually needs a Response before a Provider can Submit their tender/quote/etc.

38

Questionnaire

The collection of questions and instructions that Respondents use to prepare their Submission and Evaluators use to evaluate the Responses

39

Ranking

The comparison of one Submission against others.  For example, the Submission with the lowest price is ranked first for price ranking, and the one with best value for money is ranked first for VFM ranking.

40

REOI

Request for Expressions Of Interest

41

Relative Weight

A value that ranks the importance of a Weighted Section or a Weighted Question against others

42

Reporter

A User who can run evaluation reports

43

Request

An approach to market (ATM) that can be in many specialised forms - Request for Tender (RFT), Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Expression of Interest, Public Tender, Select Tender, etc.

44

Request Manager

A User who can create Requests and control all access rights within their Requests

45

Response

A Provider's answer to a Question consisting of a compliance statement, response text, and/or response attachments

46

Respondent

A Provider that responded to a Request

47

RFGP

Request For Grant Proposals

48

RFI

Request For Information

49

RFO

Request For Offers

50

RFP

Request For Proposal

51

RFQ

Request For Quote

52

RFS

Request For Service

53

RFT

Request For Tender

54

Score

An Evaluator's assessment of a Provider's Response

55

Section

A group of Questions

56

Submission

The collection of all Responses submitted by a Respondent

57

Subordinate Request

A Request that providers can choose to (or not to) respond to within a Hierarchical Request.  Each Subordinate Request can be assessed by a separate evaluation team

58

Technical Support

simplylogical.net staff who can assist Buyers and Providers with technical difficulties

59

User

Someone who can sign in to 360 - either through:

60

VFM

Value For Money

61

Weighted Question

A Question that receives Evaluator's Scores and contributes to Submission’s Ranking

62

Weighted Section

A Section that contributes to a Submission’s Ranking

 

Please contact us (support@simplylogical.net) to update this list if we use a term that is unfamiliar or strange.