This article will explain all you need to know about vendors in BuildingConnected. It covers:
- The definition of a vendor.
- How you become a vendor.
- Steps to take if you are incorrectly set up as a vendor on a project.
Understanding vendors and how to ensure you're set up correctly is important to guarantee you have all the right access to the information within your BuildingConnected account.
A vendor is someone who has limited access to a bid. Vendors can view basic bid information including files, but cannot submit a bid, view messages, view the bid form, or view internal tracking information.
How do I know if I’m a vendor on a bid?
There are several ways to determine if you are a vendor on a bid. If you open a bid and encounter a “Restricted View” message, then you are a vendor for that bid. Additionally, your name will be listed under the “Vendors” section.
Why am I listed as a vendor?
If a subcontractor forwards a bid invitation to another company, a supplier, or a vendor, that recipient will appear as a vendor for that subcontractor.
Why can’t I change the status of a bid?
Vendors cannot change the status of a bid. The status is set by the company that owns the original invite. However, the bid will still be listed on your Bid Board.
Can I invite other employees from my company to this bid?
Yes, however, anyone you invite will also appear on the bid as a vendor.
I am listed as a vendor but should have full access to a bid. What can I do?
If you should have full access to a bid, you must first be removed as a vendor.
To start, look for the “Vendor” section on the bid overview tab.
Click the drop-down arrow next to your name and select “Remove.”
Once you have been removed as a vendor, reach out to the general contractor and request that they invite you directly to the project. You will have full access after receiving an invitation to bid from the GC.
If you have any questions regarding vendors in BuildingConnected, please contact us at email@example.com. We’re happy to help!