Bonfire

Bonfire

Simple bids to complex RFx events, Bonfire has you covered

4.5/5 (8 reviews)

Bonfire Overview

What is Bonfire?

Bonfire has you covered with an easy-to-use yet powerful solution, tailored to your needs. Manage everything from simple bids to complex RFPs with our end-to-end sourcing software.

Bonfire Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Request a demo for pricing details at gobonfire.com/demo


Bonfire Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English, French, Russian, Spanish

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Bonfire Reviews for UK Users

Bonfire Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
5

Very good
2

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
88% recommended this app
Keri W.

Client User of Bonfire Review

The Bonfire team of customer service reps, technology experts, and managers has been great! They are quick to respond right in the Bonfire program if they see you looking at something new to your project. The team consistently checks-in with you to ensure your experience with Bonfire is going well and if you need any additional assistance. They also offer updated training via distance learning that has been very helpful.


Julie C.

Bonfire Review

Bonfire is an extremely helpful tool for both receiving bids and evaluating them.
It helps facilitate evaluations with easy to use scorecards and allows you to set deadlines.
Inviting evaluators to participate and use bonfire is also seamless. Our evaluators have also given us positive feedback. They like the ease of use and that they can easily evaluate bids from anywhere through the use of internet and not have to carry a significant amount of binders as previously required. The required comments section also allows us to provide better detailed debriefings to unsuccessful vendors. Uploading criteria for evaluation is simple and fast. Our organization is extremely pleased with Bonfire. It has helped us save time and allows us better control and compliance with the BPS guidelines.


Chuck W.

Unable to submit bids


Lili C.

Great tool, amazing support!

The University Health Network Procurement Management Office has been using Bonfire for just over a year now and the impact to the procurement process has been tremendous. We've gained efficiency in the evaluation process and continue to receive positive feedback from internal users and our vendor community.

The major themes of the feedback include ease of use and greater visibility to the progress of the procurement. I must emphasize the UHN experience with the Bonfire service team has been outstanding. The response time is within the hour, but more importantly, the Bonfire team values our feedback  and incorporates the suggestions into their upgrades. It is a partnership.


Lynn M.

Outstanding in Every Way!

This RFP software has revolutionized the way we conduct our RFPs. First of all, their customer service was so fantastic that we made the switch from the old paper submittals to on-line submission seamlessly. Our vendors LOVE being able to simply upload their proposals. The Bonfire system is fast, super intuitive, and easy to use. It makes evaluations of proposals SO effortless. There's no learning curve with it... just simple straight-out-of-the-box utility. In short, BONFIRE is a life-changing product at a ridulously small price. We'll never go back to the old way of doing RFPs... ever!


Keri W.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Client User of Bonfire Review

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 27/09/2018
Review Source: Capterra

The Bonfire team of customer service reps, technology experts, and managers has been great! They are quick to respond right in the Bonfire program if they see you looking at something new to your project. The team consistently checks-in with you to ensure your experience with Bonfire is going well and if you need any additional assistance. They also offer updated training via distance learning that has been very helpful.

Pros

Ease of use not only for me but also the proposers and my evaluation committees. Bonfire allows the flexibility for me to set up my projects in a way that meets "my needs." It can handle very simple projects to very complex projects. The built-in functions for reports and tabulations removed the risk of "human-error," which creates better success and transparency. I can easily manage my projects from the first steps of creation to the last day of the contract through their Contract Management module.

Cons

Bonfire is phenomenal, however there is only one thing I would like to see in the Bid Tables and that is to have the ability to award a single product to multiple proposers. Whether that is set up to allow for a "winner" and a "backup winner," or award to the top 3 proposers, it is a situation that occurs with some of my most complex projects due to various pricing areas offered to proposers.

Response from Bonfire

Thank you for your feedback, Keri. We¿re glad to hear your experience with Bonfire has been so positive. I¿ll be sure to share your feedback with our internal team. Thanks again!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Julie C.

Bonfire Review

Reviewed on 12/01/2015
Review Source: Capterra

Bonfire is an extremely helpful tool for both receiving bids and evaluating them.
It helps facilitate evaluations with easy to use scorecards and allows you to set deadlines.
Inviting evaluators to participate and use bonfire is also seamless. Our evaluators have also given us positive feedback. They like the ease of use and that they can easily evaluate bids from anywhere through the use of internet and not have to carry a significant amount of binders as previously required. The required comments section also allows us to provide better detailed debriefings to unsuccessful vendors. Uploading criteria for evaluation is simple and fast. Our organization is extremely pleased with Bonfire. It has helped us save time and allows us better control and compliance with the BPS guidelines.

Response from Bonfire

Thanks for the kind words Julie. We've enjoyed working with you and the team at TOH.

It's great to see the tool has been able to meet the complex nature of healthcare projects, and we look forward to continually improving the tool based on your feedback.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Chuck W.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Unable to submit bids

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 27/03/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Nothing. Very cumbersome to use when users at U46 district were at the helm. Misinformation, ever changing dates, cannot find information that is required within Bonfire

Cons

You name it. Try and use it to submit a bid. Youll be amazed how cumbersome it is.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Lili C.

Great tool, amazing support!

Reviewed on 26/03/2015
Review Source: Capterra

The University Health Network Procurement Management Office has been using Bonfire for just over a year now and the impact to the procurement process has been tremendous. We've gained efficiency in the evaluation process and continue to receive positive feedback from internal users and our vendor community.

The major themes of the feedback include ease of use and greater visibility to the progress of the procurement. I must emphasize the UHN experience with the Bonfire service team has been outstanding. The response time is within the hour, but more importantly, the Bonfire team values our feedback  and incorporates the suggestions into their upgrades. It is a partnership.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Lynn M.

Outstanding in Every Way!

Reviewed on 12/01/2015
Review Source: Capterra

This RFP software has revolutionized the way we conduct our RFPs. First of all, their customer service was so fantastic that we made the switch from the old paper submittals to on-line submission seamlessly. Our vendors LOVE being able to simply upload their proposals. The Bonfire system is fast, super intuitive, and easy to use. It makes evaluations of proposals SO effortless. There's no learning curve with it... just simple straight-out-of-the-box utility. In short, BONFIRE is a life-changing product at a ridulously small price. We'll never go back to the old way of doing RFPs... ever!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

User recommendation
10/10
Based on 8 user ratings
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Bonfire Pricing

Bonfire Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Request a demo for pricing details at gobonfire.com/demo

Request a demo for pricing details at gobonfire.com/demo

Value for Money
3/5
Based on 8 user ratings
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Bonfire Features

Bonfire Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4/5
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Additional information for Bonfire

Additional information for Bonfire

Key features of Bonfire

  • Accept and evaluate supplier submissions online
  • Accept and evaluate vendor submissions online
  • Auto-scoring that supercharges your evaluation.
  • Bidding tools
  • Centrally store all vendor contracts
  • Compare vendors/suppliers, review and score
  • Contract and performance management
  • Contract expiry heat-maps and timelines
  • Data protection with bank-grade cloud security
  • Evaluation workflows
  • Manage RFP, bid, quote, tender & other procurement projects
  • Manage the full purchasing workflow within one app
  • Manage vendors and contract status
  • Powerful and easy-to-use eAuction capabilities
  • Publicly post purchasing projects and manage vendor bids
  • Scoring summary, automatic consensus highlighting & reports
  • Sourcing management

Benefits

  • 98% user adoption rate
  • Cloud-based platform
  • Contract and performance management tools
  • Post, solicit, and receive bids
  • Powerful evaluation tools
  • Bonfire FAQs

    Bonfire FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Bonfire.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bonfire offer?

    Bonfire offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Request a demo for pricing details at gobonfire.com/demo

    Q. What are the main features of Bonfire?

    Bonfire offers the following features:

    • Accept and evaluate supplier submissions online
    • Accept and evaluate vendor submissions online
    • Auto-scoring that supercharges your evaluation.
    • Bidding tools
    • Centrally store all vendor contracts
    • Compare vendors/suppliers, review and score
    • Contract and performance management
    • Contract expiry heat-maps and timelines
    • Data protection with bank-grade cloud security
    • Evaluation workflows
    • Manage RFP, bid, quote, tender & other procurement projects
    • Manage the full purchasing workflow within one app
    • Manage vendors and contract status
    • Powerful and easy-to-use eAuction capabilities
    • Publicly post purchasing projects and manage vendor bids
    • Scoring summary, automatic consensus highlighting & reports
    • Sourcing management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Bonfire?

    Bonfire has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations

    Q. What languages does Bonfire support?

    Bonfire supports the following languages:

    English, French, Russian, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Bonfire offer?

    Bonfire has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Bonfire support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Bonfire supports

    Q. What other apps does Bonfire integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Bonfire has

    Q. What level of support does Bonfire offer?

    Bonfire offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials