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Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is a 14-digit unique and internationally recognized identifier for a product. The GTIN is used to simplify the process of comparing items on your Bid specification sheet, to compare items select Bid Management from the left navigation bar, then select the plus sign at the bottom right.
Fill out the required information on the pop-out, it's best practice to provide some detail in the Bid Description then select the procurement category from the drop-down list and select Save & Continue.
Once items are populated you'll see a list of your items broken down by procurement category. You can move between categories by selecting the drop-down menu or clicking on the arrow next to the category.
Ensure that you have the GTIN of the other item you wish to compare on hand, possibly even a list of GTIN's for an easy and smooth process. Start by selecting the 3 dots on the right-hand side of the item and select Compare Item.
From the pop-out window enter the GTIN and select Search N2F, searching the N2F database will do a side-by-side comparison of the items. Please note that if the GTIN is not correct or the number is not long enough you get a red error message below the search box.
If the item fits the needs mark it as equivalent and save. You'll now see a number by the 3 dots on the left-hand side. Do this for all items you want to compare, and select save if any changes have been made.