Frequently Asked Questions2021-07-09T13:22:19-02:30

For questions on NLCA’s Electronic Plans room service, including demos and free training sessions, please contact our Electronic Plansroom Administrator, Sam Wells at 709-753-8920 or email swells@nlca.ca.

How do I find my watched companies and projects?2021-07-12T11:21:07-02:30

The process to find your Watched Companies and Projects has changed.

 

Now, you can:

  • Locate all Projects and Companies you’re watching under the “Pulse/Heartbeat” icon found on the blue navigation bar
  • Hover over this icon to select your Watch List

 

The process for managing your Saved Projects and Saved Companies has changed.

Now, you can:

  • View all Watched Projects and Companies in one central location—making it easier to manage your Watched Projects and Companies
How do I Watch a project or company?2021-07-12T11:19:21-02:30

The process to Watch Projects or Watch Companies has changed.

You can now Save or Watch a Project by using your star button on your Bid Center, Search, or Project Details pages.

 

You simply:

  • Click the star listed on the left of the Project name
  • The star will turn gold showing that you are watching it
  • Start receiving updates on the Project on your Select Task List as updates occur
  • You can choose to Watch a Company on the Company Details Page—simply click the Watch button in the top right-hand corner
How do I create and receive daily email updates?2021-07-12T11:17:38-02:30

The process for updating email notifications has changed. Here’s how to do it now:

  1. Simply click on your name in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  2. Select Settings and Privacy
  3. Adjust as needed so you either get notifications from within the application or via email

 

How do I find and run my saved searches?2021-07-12T11:16:28-02:30

There are two ways to locate your Saved Searches:

  1. Simply hover over the magnifying glass in the navigation menu on the right side of the page. A search module will pop out and you’ll be able to see and click on your Saved Searches.
  2. Navigate to the Search page and click on the Search bar. A module will pop out and you’ll be able to see and click on any of your Saved Searches.
How do I respond to my invitations to bid?2021-07-12T11:14:32-02:30

You can respond to Invitations to Bid in a couple of different ways:

  • Project Details Page – You’ll find a Bid Response ribbon under the project title. Here, you can provide your bid response to the general contractor who invited you
  • Bid Center – Moving the project to the “Bidding” or “Under Review” buckets will update your Bid Response and notify the general contractor—it’s that easy!

Here are helpful tips to find and respond to Invitations to Bid:

  • Look at the “Source” column on Bid Center to determine if the ITB was sent through ConstructConnect, sources outside of ConstructConnect, or shared with you from another user in ConstructConnect.
  • Click on the project name to review the project when receiving an ITB from sources through ConstructConnect.
  • Use the Bid Intent selection to respond to the Inviting Source if you are: Bidding, Not Bidding, or still Reviewing.
  • Look for the Bid Intent selector in the top right–hand corner of the project.
  • The project will be moved under the selected status once you’ve responded to the general contractor.
  • From a project details page, select “Back to Bid Center” to see a full view of your pipeline.
  • To locate a project, click on the Status that you responded to the general contractor.
Where do I find my Invitations to Bid on the ConstructConnect platform?2021-07-12T10:56:10-02:30

When you log in to ConstructConnect, you will now see Bid Center as your default start page. Bid Center is a digital bid board designed to help you manage and organize your entire bid pipeline in one place.

Your project invitations can easily be found in Bid Center. Your invites will be grouped in different categories, based on your specified Bid Intent.

For example:

  1. Find ITBs with no Bid Intent specified in your Bid Center inbox
  2. Find ITBs with a “Will Bid” intent under the “Bidding” tab in Bid Center
  3. Find ITBs with a “Not Bidding” intent under the “Not Bidding” tab in Bid Center
  4. Find ITBs with an “Under Review” intent under the “Under Review” tab in Bid Center
How do I get started?2021-07-12T10:53:58-02:30

You’re in the right place! Use this page for helpful tips on standard workflows. We also have step-by-step instructions on how to run Saved Searches, review Saved Projects and Companies, set up daily project emails, and more.

You can sign up for a migration-specific training webinar or contact your Customer Success Representative:

  1. Email: customerservice@constructconnect.com
  2. Phone: (877)-4CCTOOL (877-422-8665)

You’ll receive an email from our team with a link to create a username and password:

Subject: Welcome to ConstructConnect

Sender Email: DoNotReply@ConstructConnectMail.com

What has changed?2021-07-12T10:46:45-02:30

Great news! As part of a new strategic alliance between ConstructConnect and the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association your current NLCA electronic plan room is being upgraded from CMD Leads to ConstructConnect Project Intelligence.

This means you will soon be migrated to the ConstructConnect platform. You can expect all the same features you love—plus a more robust, easy-to-use platform. All your Saved Searches, Projects, and Companies—plus your Profile elements—will be moved to your new application.

Here is how you’ll benefit from using ConstructConnect:

  1. Your company will be promoted to thousands of active general contractors (GCs)
  2. All your ConstructConnect ITBs are automatically added to ConstructConnect
  3. You’ll have access to a free Digital Bid Board and Bid Calendar with Bid Center
  4. Digital takeoff tools are embedded in the Document Viewer for quick project vetting

It’s also easy to get help. You can use the Online Help section inside your new application for tutorials on all pages and features. You can also sign up for a migration-specific training webinar or contact your Customer Success Representative:

  1. Email: customerservice@constructconnect.com
  2. Phone: (877)-4CCTOOL (877-422-8665)
How do I update my profile?2021-07-12T11:37:13-02:30

IMPORTANT: Setting up your Predict Preferences (Profile) is critical because this is how you and your company are promoted to our network of general contractors.

The process for updating your Profile has changed.

Now, you can:

  • Find your Profile information under Predict Preferences
  • Simply click on your name in the top right-hand corner and select Predict Preferences.

Once you dive into your Profile, there are 7 different preferences you’ll need to complete:

  1. Trades – This tells general contractors the type of work you’re willing to do. You can search for your trades in 3 different ways: Scope of Work, Keyword, and Division.
  2. Service Area (previously known as Coverage Area) – This tells general contractors the geographic area in which you perform your work.
  3. Favorite Companies – Identify which construction companies you now work with and which ones you would like to work with. Selecting a “Favorite Company” means you’ll be notified when they’re added to a project.
  4. Building Use – Identify which types of construction projects your company prefers to work on.
  5. Project Status – Select the phase of construction you’re looking for—whether in planning, bidding, or even post-bid.
  6. Project Sector – Select if you are open to privately and/or publicly funded jobs.
  7. Project Value – Select the range of job sizes your willing to work on for all reporting trades—not just sub-trades.

TIP: These 7 characteristics will drive your Match Score and let general contractors in the ConstructConnect network know which type of work you perform. Plus, ConstructConnect will match all the projects in our network with these characteristics and provide a score—from 0 to 7—to help you prioritize the projects you find on the platform.

How do I print project details, bidder details, and project documents?2021-07-12T11:39:45-02:30

Printing Project Documents

Clicking on a project name from anywhere on the site will take you to the project details page. On that page you’ll notice on the right-side the document section, you can either click on the View Documents button or the Document Number and it will open in a new web browser tab.

On the left side, you can select Download all Documents, or you can select the checkboxes to the left of the document name. You’ll notice where it said Download All Documents has changed to Download Selected Documents.

Once the documents are downloaded to your computer, you can select the file and print the documents from your computer.

Printing Project & Bidder Details

Once you select a project, you’ll find you can download all project information by clicking the ellipses (three dots) located in the top right-hand corner of the project info and selecting Print to PDF or Download to Excel.

Once the document has been downloaded to your computer you can select the file and print the documents from your computer.

How do I create a project title or document search?2021-07-12T11:46:28-02:30

By Clicking on the Magnifying Glass you’ll be brought to the Search Page.

A Search Bar will be located at the top of the Search Page. This is where you can search for Keywords or Details.

After determining what Keywords or Details you would like to search, you can now tell the system where you would like to search for it.

On the left-hand side of the Search Bar you should find the Projects drop-down.

Select if you would like to search through the Project Title, Description, or Document.

Select the Blue Magnifying Glass to the right of the search bar. You’ll now locate all projects with the Keyword(s) where you selected you would like to find them (Project Title, Description, or Document) throughout the project.

What’s Bid Center and how can it help me manage my bid pipeline?2021-07-12T11:51:47-02:30

ConstructConnect is the only digital bid board that connects directly to the best and most comprehensive construction data. Bid Center helps you manage your bid pipeline in many ways, including:

  • Move projects throughout your pipeline from Inbox to Not Bidding.
  • Assigning projects to other users in your company
  • Creating projects, you receive outside of ConstructConnect into your Bid Center
  • Calendar view allows you stay updated on upcoming events regarding projects that are throughout your pipeline that are Non-Archived.

A benefit to having all projects in your Bid Center you can see how many projects your company has won and how many projects you could be working on in the future.

How do I get support?2021-07-12T11:52:23-02:30

You’re in the right place! Use this page for helpful tips on standard workflows. We also have step-by-step instructions and videos on how to find and respond to ITBs, as well as how to use your new, free digital bid board, Bid Center. You can also contact our team if you need additional support:

You can use the Online Help section inside your new application for tutorials on all pages and features.

 

For questions on NLCA’s Electronic Plans Room service, including demos and free training sessions, please contact our Electronic Plansroom Administrator, Sam Wells at 709-753-8920 or email swells@nlca.ca.

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