Oracle Services Procurement – Contractor Request – Supplier Information section provides you the options to select a preferred supplier or suggest a supplier that exists in the supplier master but not a preferred supplier for the selected job or suggest a new supplier .
If you select the “Use Preferred Suppliers” radio button, it will show you the suppliers mentioned in the Approved Supplier List (ASL) for the category mapped to selected job code (See more details on job-category association here). The ASL provides the functionality to setup the preferred supplier(s) for a particular Item or Commodity (Category needs to be mentioned in the Commodity field in ASL) for an Inventory Organization.
It also allows to mention a note to supplier which will be defaulted to the purchase order. You may also mention the first name and last name of the suggested contractor in the respective fields.
The selection of “Suggest Supplier and Contractor” radio button provides the functionality to select a supplier who may or may not exist in the supplier master in Oracle. Select the “New Supplier” checkbox if you are recommending a new supplier. You may also enter the first name and last name of the suggested contractor.