Why am I getting a “Vendor is Required” error on my document?

After copying forward from a Requisition (RQS) to a Solicitation or Award, you may see one of the following errors while trying to validate the Solicitation/Award document:

Solicitation:

Screenshot of Error screen and showing Vendor is required

Award:

Screenshot of Vendor is required per options on Event Type/Document Control (A2416)

In the case of copying forward from an RQS to a Solicitation, any Vendor entry applied to an RQS will be carried forward to the Vendor List section of your Solicitation.  The Vendor List functionality of a Solicitation limits the email notifications sent out about the Solicitation to the Vendor (identified) in that section.  When a Buyer removes the Vendor information from the fields in this section, but does not delete the line itself, the system will yield the “Vendor is required” error.  To address this error, select the trash can icon to the right of the Vendor line in this section to delete the line:

Screenshot of Add Method with the picture of for copy circled in green.

In the case of copying forward from an RQS to an Award, any Vendor entry applied to an RQS will NOT be passed along to the Award.  If the Vendor supplied on the RQS is not re-entered on the award, the “Vendor is required per options on Event Type/Document Control (A2416)” will appear when validating the award.  In order to address this award, the Vendor will need to be re-entered in the Vendor section of the Award.