To add custom project stages to your Procore account that can be selected and used by all projects.
By default, each Procore account has the following construction phases predefined as selectable options for defining a project's current phase/stage of construction.
However, your own company might have its own unique set of construction phases. In such cases, you can create custom project stages, as necessary.
Another reason why you would need to add custom project stages to your Procore account would be to allow bidding during other non-Bidding project stages. By default, the Bidding tool's features are only active when 'Bidding' is selected as the current project stage. However, if you need to use the Bidding tab to create bid packages and collect bids during an active construction phase because a change order introduced new line items, you can create a new custom project stage where the bidding functionality is enabled. (Note: You cannot enable bidding for one of the predefined project stages.)