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Can bidders submit their bid via email or must they sign in?


The only thing a bidder can respond with directly from the bid invitation email is their intent to bid. Best practice is to have each of your bidders sign in and create a password to submit their bid in Procore. That way, their bid is automatically logged from the Planroom into the Bidding tool where you can then transfer to the Commitments tool when you have selected a winning bid.

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If they simply email their bid to you, you will have to manually enter in each bid into the Bidding tool. Furthermore, if your bidders don't sign in to access the Planroom, they won't have access to the bid package other then the bid documents that are attached to the email, which may cause unnecessary stress on both ends.

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If you would like to learn more about Procore's bidding software and how it can help your business, please visit our construction bidding software product page icon-external-link.png.