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Why did I get this Bid Match?

At the bottom of every Bid Match article you will find a section called: "Matching Keywords". Listed there you will find one or more keywords that exist in the search profile and that also appeared in the bid match article. One or more of those keywords would have triggered the match, but not necessarily all!

The way the search engine works is that it highlights and lists every keyword in the the bid match output and that also exists in the search profile, EVEN if the keyword was one that we are excluding on.

In other words, the "Matching Keywords" section is not just showing you the keywords that triggered the match to occur, it also lists any other keyword from the profile that was found in the article. The best way to explain how this might work is by means of an example. Let's say there is a solicitation that reads as follows:

    The city of Santa Barbara is looking to purchase a number of musical instruments for the Music Academy of the West music center which is located next to the Medical Center.

And the search profile has the following statements:

    select instrument? and not medical<>instrument?

Then the profile will generate a match with the above solicitation because of the word "instruments." The word "instruments" will be the true cause of the match. However, the word "medical" will still be highlighted in the solicitation to show you where it appears in the article. So the output would look like:

    The city of Santa Barbara is looking to purchase a number of musical instruments for the Music Academy of the West music center which is located next to the Medical Center.
      Matching Keywords:
        1. instrument?
        2. medical


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