BuildingConnected allows BC Pro subscribers to privately assign preferred contacts within subcontractor companies. This feature is a great way to ensure that you are sending invitations to bid to the appropriate point of contact at subcontractor companies when they meet your project criteria.
Please note that:
- Preferred contacts are on an office basis. When you click to prefer a contact, you are preferring that contact for the specific office that owns the project.
- Only members of the project’s office can see preferred contacts.
- Preferred contacts are not visible in the BuildingConnected network.
To designate a preferred contact
Start from the bid package under which you’d like to add a preferred contact for a subcontractor company. Click on “Invite Bidders.”
From the list of search results, find the subcontractor company for which you’d like to assign a preferred contact. You’ll notice that the entry for the company is divided into two sections. The left side has company information while the right side contains a list of the company members.
Once you have located the appropriate contact, click on the “Star” button next to their name.
The star will immediately fill in to help you quickly identify the preferred contact for that company.
To remove someone as a preferred contact, simply click on the “Star” button a second time.