How will I know if a specific solicitation has been published and released on ColoradoVSS?

There are several ways to check if a specific solicitation has been published on the VSS website.

    • Email notifications

      • In order to receive email notifications, you will want to create and register a VSS account and setup commodity codes.

Screenshot of the Accounts Information page with a green box around the Commodities subtab. In the Commodity/Service Code column there is a blue box around the commodity codes 00500 91836 and 962. There is a blue arrow point to the Add items button.
    • Browsing solicitations by logging into a registered VSS account

      • If you do not have a VSS account, you can browse solicitations by using the Public access link.

Screenshot of the ColoradoVSS homepage with a green box around the Public Access button and a blue arrow pointing to it.
    • Wildcard Keyword Search by logging into your VSS account or using the Public Access link.

      • You will want to make sure you’re using an asterisk (*) before and after the keywords that you’re entering in order to maximize your search results.

    • Advanced Keyword Search in addition to a Wildcard Keyword Search by logging into your VSS account or using the Public Access link

      • You will want to select Advanced Search next to the Keyword Search field. There you will be able to narrow your search by category (ex. Furnishings), Status, and Type (ex. Documented Quote, Request for Bids).

Screenshot of the Business Opportunities tab with the sub tab Solicitations selected and in the Keyword Search field the word *FOOD* is inputted with a green box around the Close Advanced Search link and a blue arrow pointing to Status Field with Open selected.
    • Utilizing the Solicitation Navigation menu