Yes, bidders have an option to submit their bid by replying to the bid invitation email sent from Procore with an attachment. See Submit a Bid. This is meant to serve as an alternative to bidders emailing a bid completely outside of Procore, where you would need to manually enter their bid on their behalf.
If a bid is submitted by replying to the bid invitation email, the following information is automatically updated in the Bidding tool:
- The 'Bid Status' for the bidder changes to 'Submitted'.
- The 'Last Activity' field shows the text 'Bid was submitted via email', along with the date and time that the email was sent.
Note that you will need to review any submitted files in the 'Attachments' section of the bidder's response page. See Review Submitted Bids.