BuildingConnected helps keep your project files organized by allowing you to upload them directly into a project. This makes it easy for subcontractors to see project details and access the necessary files to submit their bid in one centralized location.
To upload project files
Navigate to the “Files” tab for the appropriate project and click "Upload files".
Drag files into the window or click "From your computer" select files to upload.
Click "Done". You can see the progress of your upload on the "Files" page. You can also minimize or close the window or navigate away. The upload process will complete in the background.
Your files will appear in the "All Bidders" folder. Files uploaded at the project level can be accessed by every bidder invited to the project.
For instructions on how to upload files for only bidders invited to a specific bid package, please reference: How general contractors can upload files into bid packages.
You can create folders under "All Bidders". Click the "three-dot" icon and click "Add subfolder".
You can further make adjustments to a subfolder by clicking the "three-dot" icon next to it.
To move, delete or download individual files or folders, click the "three-dot" icon next to that folder or file and select accordingly.
To move, delete or download multiple files or folders, select the files or folders and click "Move" or click the "three-dot" icon to delete or download.
Files Access and Notifications
If you have not yet published your project and invited bidders, bidders will not be able to access the files until you do so. Once this occurs, when bidders access your invitation, then they can view or download the files you have uploaded into your project.
If your project is published and bidders are invited, they will immediately have access to new files when they access BuildingConnected. They will not receive an email notification. If you would like to notify your bidders, we suggest using the "Messages" tool to send an email to all or select bidders informing them of the new files uploaded to BuildingConnected.
What do project files look like for subcontractors?
When your bidder opens your project files in their Bid Board, they can view or download all the project files you uploaded on your end.
Note: The "New" notification allows your bidder to quickly see if any new files have been uploaded they have yet to see or download. The folder titled "Acoustical Ceilings" are files uploaded only for the bid package that this subcontractor was invited to. Learn more about bid package files here.