You may notice a "Vendor" section appear in your bidder list in a project. This article will explain all you need to know about vendors in BuildingConnected. It covers:
- The definition of a vendor
- The information a vendor has access to
- Steps to take if a subcontractor you invite to a project incorrectly has vendor access
Understanding vendors and their role in BuildingConnected will help ensure that subcontractors you work with are granted the appropriate access to your projects’ details.
What is a vendor?
A vendor is typically someone that your subcontractor wants to share project information with. These can be suppliers they use or even sub-tier subcontractors. Vendors have restricted access to your project. They can view project information and project files, but cannot view messages or submit a bid.
Note: If your project has an NDA, any vendors will also be required to sign your NDA in order to access the project.
However, sometimes a subcontractor can accidentally be a vendor on a project. This may occur when they access your project using an invitation from a coworker and their account is not in the same company as their coworkers you've invited. Please submit a request and our Support Team is happy to help ensure a subcontractor is in the correct company.
I invited a subcontractor to a project but they are showing up as a vendor? What can I do?
First, the subcontractor should remove themselves as a vendor from that opportunity. Once removed, re-invite the subcontractor to the project. The subcontractor should access the project details from the invite they receive to ensure they have the appropriate access.
How do I know if a vendor has been added to a project?
For information on how to identify vendors on projects, click here.