BuildingConnected allows BC Pro subscribers to privately assign preferred subcontractor companies for their office. This feature is a great way to ensure that your preferred subcontractors are always highlighted at the top of your search results for creating your bidder lists if they match your project criteria.
When these companies are at the top, you can manually add them from the list or if you use the slider feature to add bidders to your bid package, these preferred bidders will be the first bidders to be added to your bidder list.
Please note that only members of the project’s office can see preferred companies. Additionally, preferred companies are not visible in the BuildingConnected network.
To designate a preferred company
Start from the bid package under which you’d like to add a preferred company. Click on “Invite Bidders.”
You can find the company you want to prefer from the list of matches or search for them in the search bar.
Once you have found them, click "Prefer".
The “Prefer” button will immediately turn green to indicate that the company has been successfully designated as a preferred company. It will also changed to "Preferred".
Subcontractors are not notified when they are designated as a preferred company. Additionally, subcontractors cannot see that they have been designated as a preferred company.
Moving forward, this preferred company will appear at the top of the list of results so that you can easily invite them each time they match your project criteria.
To remove a preferred company
Navigate to the search results window and find the company you wish to remove. Click on the “Preferred” button.
Next, deselect the appropriate scopes.
Click on “Update.”
The “Preferred” tag will be immediately removed from the company.
As a reminder, only members of the project’s office can see preferred companies. Additionally, preferred companies are not visible in the BuildingConnected network.