When a bidder submits their bid through BuildingConnected, you can easily view it and download it to your computer or print it for your reference.
To view a submitted bid
The proposal submitted by the bidder will appear in the "Proposals section" in the "Bidders" tab of your Bid Package where the subcontractor is located.
Click into the subcontractor in the bidder list and their proposal will appear on the right-hand side. You can also see in the Bidding Status column the value of their submitted proposal and what date they submitted.
Click on the submitted value under "Proposals".
A pop-up window will appear with their submitted proposal, which includes their responses to your bid form if you have one for the project.
To download or print a submitted bid form
Click on "Print" at the top right of the pop-up window.
The submitted bid form will open in a new tab in your browser with options to download and print, depending on the browser you are using. This is a screenshot from Google Chrome with download and print icons at the top right corner:
To download any attachments submitted by the bidder
In the pop-up window with the submitted bid form, click on the attachment name and it will download immediately to your computer.
How to download all submitted bid forms and attachments for all bidders
You can quickly download all the documents associated with all of your bidders in a specific project.
Navigate to the "Reports" tab in your project and find the "Bid Archive". Click "Download".
This will download a zip file of every bid and attachments submitted by companies in this project to your computer. Depending on the number of bidders and documents you have, it may take some time.
When you open the zip file in your computer, you will see folders for each bid package, then a folder for each bidder with their submitted bid form and any attachments accordingly.