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Global Directory for Bidders

'global directory' where a sub/vendors can place their name, contact and trade(s) info to a nationwide database for GCs/Owners to pull.

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  • Kaleb Schevlin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "Bidders" or Companies should have the ability to edit general company information and default contacts for bidding, billing, etc. The "Global Directory" needs to have the capabilities to merge with current companies in GCs/Owners directories.

  • Dana Simonsen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am interested in bidding out our projects to as many contractors that are interested or needing or looking for work, that are in or not in our directory in Procore. Before there was Procore there was and still is The San Luis Obispo Builders Exchange, Santa Barbara/Ventura Exchange, and Bakersfield exchange etc. it was a great resource for new, old, and sometimes bad sub-contractors looking for work. We do not know everybody in the contracting business and a lot do not know of us.

  • Dave B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Procore, can you elaborate on how you'll handle data quality and accepting suggested edits by either the subcontractor or GCs? Would be interesting to see if you're going to crowd source information for companies such as applicable trades, contact info, etc similar to how Google Maps manages location info.

  • Dave B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Related to the suggestion for a global directory it would be great to include a self service approach for data management and validation similar to google maps' allows people to suggest edits to locations. There would be a validation process that could route that company's designated POC for acceptance or if enough people make the suggestion to automatically accept it but flag for optional confirmation by the business owner.

    Ideally this concept would expand down to the individual end user where they would be prompted to complete their profile (mobile number, title, etc) and then have it validated by a directory admin level user.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For Bid Packages allow the Bid Package to be emailed to someone that is not currently on the Procore Directory for that project. If you are bidding out scope, those people might not be in your Procore Directory yet. Allow distribution via email address only.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There should be "Subcontractor - Estimator" and "Subcontractor - Administrative or Management" options for each person added to a job, and the system should default to sending BID invites to the "ESTIMATOR" status only.
    This would be so helpful when filling the directory because with fewer clicks and more ease we could invite just the Estimators to bid work.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice to have a pluggin to put on our company website that links to ProCore so Trade Partners can enter their contact and company information right into Procore.

  • Nikki Demicelli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Users should have the ability to change their invoicing and bidding contacts. This way we are not sending invoices to estimating or bid invites to accounting and so on and so on.

  • Nikki Demicelli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice to invite contact to complete information, such as Bidder info, trades and company contacts. Almost like a qualification. They are invited and must complete certain fields and can see the selections we want them to see (i.e. trades)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In the bidding toolbox once a bid package is created . Is there a way to be able to send the bid request to an email address instead of only through vendors in procore

  • T.C. Beckett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely, why clutter up the Directory when 2 out of 3 bidders may never be selected?
    Perhaps build an "+ Add Bidder" module instead of taking us back through the Directory... I'd still like an easier way to go back and remove bidders I may never use when I simply needed 3 quotes...

  • Greg Fisher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Creating a separate directory that only the estimating team could pull potential subs from would be very beneficial. The current process of uploading to the company level directory is to time consuming. Simplify the process and more users would leverage the bidding tool. There are to many clicks.

  • Annie H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Client would like to auto-send bid invitation emails to all users listed underneath that company, instead of having to select a user to receive the invitations

  • Bill Sheaffer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Each subcontractor in our directory should have the capabilities to edit their own company information. When they would edit it, we would get an email notifying us of it.
    Pipeline Suite has this feature and is very helpful

  • Benjamin Nelson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Procore has all of the information required to centralize a directory. So when I start to type in a company it shows up and that company can be in charge of maintaining their primary bidders and PMs without the GC having to constantly updated 4,000 + contacts.

  • Benjamin Nelson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need to be able to merge more companies and we can’t do that because there are always involved in active projects. We need to be able to get rid of contacts that are old. I would like to see what’s imaged below go away because it causes duplicate contacts. I would also like to see a centralized directory of contacts that can look up companies and people as well as force the user to not add a contact that is already there. If we can get a directory that’s clean and can look up contacts that are not it our directory that would be amazing. For example, Procore has a complete database of contractors that allows them to input their own information (Trade, contacts, billing, etc.) so when I go to look up IE Electric and their not in our directory, they will show up as an example. In other words Procore should allow subs and those on the “Doing working with or for end” can set their own correct information and that allows people to look them up as opposed to someone adding another IE Electric because the company was under IEE and not IE Electric.

  • Monica Duffy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Suggestion for Procore in Project Management/Bidding Tab: We would like to see Procore add as an offering; a nationwide database of Procore Savvy Subcontractors and Vendors (already set up and working within the Procore environment) who want to bid to other General Contractors within certain territories or State markets (i.e., Southern California, Washington, New York), with the ability to filter by trade(s), i.e., mechanical, electrical, drywall, plumbing, and making available to other General Contractors within Procore environment this information.

    We suggest that when a subcontractor/vendor signs up for Procore, there is a set up feature added (which can just be a check box), allowing other General Contractors to view and request for a bid for upcoming projects.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Procore needs to create it's own Home Advisor type website for commercial contractors. With all the users and data they have it would be so awesome to be able to search for a sub who has Procore experience. Especially when GC's enter new markets!

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