Solicitation Rating in OpenWater
Rating is completed by member company representatives via the OpenWater platform. To assist with internal collaboration, SRC will provide a ratings package to the Designated Company Rater, who shares it with their colleagues. Then the designated rater will submit the company's final selection decisions to SRC using the OpenWater platform.
Each company is assigned a single rater per solicitation. This person is called the Designated Company Rater ("rater"). The rater is responsible for
- Communicating with internal stakeholders within their company
- Providing a single rating for their company to the SRC official solicitation
Raters will have access to the solicitation and be provided a package which can be used internally for offline collaboration. This process happens outside of SRC.
Step 1: Member Company Offline Collaboration Process
The proposal admin will supply each designated rater with an offline rating package. This package will contain the PI submission information as well as links to the submissions. This file can be distributed to the internal stakeholders and will allow them to access the submissions.
The rater can also download the Submission Details Report from the OpenWater rating platform, as shown here.
Step 2. Rating Submissions in OpenWater
The rater will have access to the OpenWater rating platform where the final votes will be submitted.
Log into the OpenWater platform at https://src.secure-platform.com/
Choose 'My Rating Assignments' from the menu on the left. Find the solicitation you are looking for, and choose 'Open' under the Action header. Select a category or all categories.
Example: Filter by Category
Raters can use the category filter to focus on submissions within a single category.
Example: White Paper Ratings
Example: Proposal Ratings
Example: Submission Display
Click 'View Application' to select a specific application. The submission will display a thumbnail of the document. If the thumbnail image does not work for you, there is a Download to PDF link on the page.