• Last edited on: 30 August 2022

Quote Requests API

Use the quote requests API to create, and manage and view your sourcing events.


Verb Path Action Description
POST /api/quote_requests create Create a Sourcing event
POST /api/quote_requests/create_from_source create_from_source Create Sourcing event from Requisition, Contract, Catalog, Order pad, Order lines, Invoice lines, and items
GET /api/quote_requests index Returns all Sourcing events
GET /api/quote_requests/:id show Get information about the particular event
PUT /api/quote_requests/:id update Update a Sourcing event


Element Description Req'd Unique Allowable Value In Out Data Type
allow-award-individual-line-items Ability to award individual line items       yes   boolean
allow-multiple-response Allow multiple responses from one supplier       yes   boolean
attachments Attachments - there can be event details, terms and conditions, regular attachments       yes   Attachment 
automatic-bid-unsealing If checked, bids will be unsealed automatically     true, false yes   boolean
business-partners Business partners       yes   Quote Requests User 
comments Comments       yes   text
commodity Commodity       yes   Commodity 
content-groups Content Groups       yes   Business Groups
currency Currency       yes   Currency 
description Event name       yes   text
easy-forms Forms no no any yes   Form 
end-time Time when event should end, format: %m/%d/%y %I:%M %p %z       yes   datetime
event-type Type of event yes     yes   string(255)
hidden Is true if the event is a hidden event       yes yes boolean
forms Forms (deprecated in R23; replaced by easy-forms)       yes   Form 
lines Lines       yes   Quote Request Line
lots Lots       yes   Quote Requests Lot
quote-request-attachments Quote request attachments       yes   Quote Request Attachment 
quote-suppliers Quote suppliers       yes   Quote Supplier 
sealed-bids If checked, bids will be sealed       yes   boolean
sealing-type Sealing type ('one_step_unsealing' or 'two_steps_unsealing') should be selected when Unseal Manually option is chosen     one_step_unsealing, two_steps_unsealing yes   integer
start-on-submit Flag that indicates whether to start event on submit or not       yes   boolean
start-time Time when event should start, format: %m/%d/%y %I:%M %p %z       yes   datetime
tags Tags       yes   Tag 
timezone Event timezone       yes   string(255)
base_price_calculation_method Base price calculation method ('average_of_supplier_responses', 'lowest_supplier_response_in_prebid' or 'manually_enter_base_prices') allows to understand the method by which the base price will be calculated       yes   integer
cost_avoidance Cost avoidance       yes   decimal(30,4)
planned_savings Planned savings       yes   decimal(30,6)
negotiated_savings Alias of savings to be used as a key in API       yes   decimal(32,4)
allow_supplier_to_send_attachments If set to true by the buyer, the supplier is allowed to send attachments in the message center       yes   boolean
submit-time Time when event should be submitted, format: %m/%d/%y %I:%M %p %z. Default time: none       yes   datetime

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Quote Requests Lot API

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The quote request line resource lets you work with the lots on a sourcing event.

Quote Request Attachment API

12 April 2018

The quote request attachment resource lets you manage the attachments on sourcing events.

Quote Suppliers API

31 August 2020

Use the quote suppliers API to get a list of the suppliers associated with a sourcing event.

Quote Request User API

03 May 2021

The Quote Request User resource is associated with the Quote Request API.