Welcome to TenderBoard! With your account, we’ll help to alert you when there are relevant business opportunities, so you wouldn’t miss another deal again. We do this by matching keywords in your account to tender titles from buyers. So setting your notification keywords is one of the most important things to do on our site.
You can choose to update your keywords anytime. Perhaps it is a new business area that you are embarking on, or you are widening the scope of your search. Anytime you update your keywords, changes will take effect the next business day. Do note that updates include tenders that have just been released, or tenders that have been closed and there are updates about their status (eg Awarded, Cancelled, No Award or the bids are updated).
In this tutorial, we’ll go through how to set up your Keywords to ensure you receive relevant Deal Opportunities.
How to Access Notification Keywords
To access your keywords, click on the Person Icon (top right of the page), then click on “My Keywords”.
You will now be able to view and amend your keywords:
Some things to take note when setting your keywords:
1. Place a comma ‘ , ‘ between keywords or key-phrase
E.g. guard, security officer
In this example, any tenders with the word “guard” or “security officer” will be shortlisted into your daily alert.
So, if a tender title is “security services, officers needed” – this will NOT be included in your daily notification because it is not an exact match of your key-phrase
E.g. guard, security, officer
In contrast, a comma between security and officer means that any tenders with the word “guard” or “security” or “officer” will be shortlisted into your daily alert.
Using the same example above, if a tender title is “security services, officers needed” – this will be included in your daily notification because it matched with your keyword security.
2. Use of singular keywords v.s. key phrases
Key phrases like “security officer” or “bus transport” will help narrow down searches, but you may also miss tender opportunities such as “security manpower” or “transportation”.
Thus, it is always helpful to start broad and narrow it down as you go along!
3. Use base words
E.g. “bus, car, transport”
Use the basic form of the word and not the plural (include the plural only if they are spelt differently).
4. Include both products and services you offer
Most tender titles include goods or services buyers are looking for, and it is NOT always that they include their organization name or industry they are from.
When you are done, save your keywords and they will be applied to the next day’s notification emails.
We have covered how to set and tune your notification keywords to ensure you receive relevant opportunities in our daily email notifications.
On a separate article, we share more about your notification emails and Tenders Watchlist to help you track and follow up on these deals. Check out our other tutorial to learn more!
Do feel free to get in touch with us if you had any problems with notifications or just wish to share some thoughts on how we can improve.