Bonfire gives the option of running either Public, Private or Invite-Only projects. Public Projects are those that appear on your Public Portal and are visible to any vendor who arrives at your Public Portal's URL.
Private Projects are hidden from the Public Portal and can only be accessed by vendors who possess a unique encrypted link.
For information on Invite-Only projects, see Listing - Vendor Invites & Invite Only Projects.
In order to create a Private Project simply select Private under Visibility in the first step of the project creation wizard.
The project visibility can be changed at any time via the Edit Project button on the Project Details page.
Once the project is created you will have access to the automatically generated Submission Instructions to distribute to vendors you wish to invite to bid (see Submission Instructions). You can also quickly find the encrypted Project Link by clicking in the Project Details page header as shown below.
If you have any questions about the article above, please email Support@GoBonfire.com.