The ability to soft award bids allows general contractors to show other members of their team, which subcontractor company has been selected for the project. Using this feature is a great way to finalize which subcontractor was selected.
For BC Pro subscribers, soft awarding a bid adds it to your project’s "Proposal summary sheet" so that you can easily calculate the project total. Click here for more information on Proposal Summary Sheets.
To soft award a bid
Start from the bid package that you would like to award and click on the “Bidders” tab. Click on the name of the bidder that you would like to award.
From the options on the right, click on “Soft Awarded.” Please note that soft awarding a bid does not send a notification to the awarded bidder.
You will immediately see the bidder’s status update to reflect that they have been soft awarded the bid.
To remove the soft award status from a bidder, click on “Reset Award Status.” Please note that resetting a bidder’s award status does not notify the bidder.