AddedFriday, December 18,2020 at 4:14 PM

What bid sites do people like for identifying RFPs/RFQs/Etc. for SCADA projects?
We've tried NAPC, BidOcean, VendorLine, BidNet, and a few others. Each has their own advantage but none seem to be a perfect fit for us.
The key feature I need is automatic email notification for opportunities based on a list of keywords (e.g. "SCADA") versus category/code (e.g. "20888 - Monitoring Software" or "90608 - Automation; Controls; Instrumentation"), which is a common feature.
Most sites will only automatically identify projects based on category/code and you have to perform a manual search if I want to find projects based on a keyword. 
That process is annoying and unnecessarily time consuming if we have a list of 5-10 keywords since the keyword search boxes typically only allow one keyword at a time.
I've done trial runs with a few options but I'm hoping to save a bit of time and effort by making a short list of options based on your suggestions. 
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  • Answered Tuesday, December 29,2020 at 11:58 AM
    Hi, Thanks for using the CSIA Exchange platform. If you are a CSIA member, I recommend you post your question on the Open Forum, that is a closed group of system integrators, so you might get a better response. You can see the types of questions that get posted on the CSIA website's home page here: https://www.controlsys.org/home The Open Forum is on the left, in the middle of the page. Good luck! Lisa
  • Answered Friday, January 8,2021 at 5:08 PM
    Thanks. I did not realize that I wasn't logged in when I posted. I'll try submitting on the open form.