IPIN Tip of the Month: Printing Customized Bidders Lists

The Builders Exchange of Kentucky IPIN (Internet Planroom Information Network) system is a powerful tool which can be utilized by any Builders Exchange member. But like any other tool, the IPIN system is most powerful in the hands of those with the knowledge of how to use it effectively. 

To help pass on this knowledge, I am going to provide members with a monthly newsletter feature called IPIN Tip of the Month. My goal is to help our members maximize their Builders Exchange experience by providing them with lessons on how to get the most out of the Builders Exchange IPIN system. 

This month’s tip is Printing Customized Bidders Lists

As a Builders Exchange member you have access to a complete bidders list for every project in the IPIN system, but you may be unaware that you have the ability to print your own customized bidders lists.

The bidders list for each project can be found on the lower portion of the Project Details page beneath PLANS INFORMATION and TOTAL ESTIMATED COST:

Click on each picture for expanded view

To print a customized bidders list, start by clicking “Click here for more bidders list options” below TOTAL ESTIMATED COST (see picture below):

Click here for more bidders list options

After clicking on “Click here for more bidders list options”, you will be redirected to a list of bidders which includes checkable boxes to the left of every company and every company type (see blue arrow below):

Bidders Lists options page.

Click to expand view

You can choose every company you would like to include in your customized bidders list by adding a checkmark next to each company name. Alternatively, a checkmark can be added next to each company trade type you would like added to your bidders list. This will select every company listed as a bidder under that trade (see electrical contractors pictured above).

Once every company or company trade type that you want included on your list has been check marked, click on the “Print Selected” icon at the top right of the page (see above), choose your printer, click print, and you’re finished!

Your printed customized bidders list will include Company Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers, Fax Numbers, Zip Codes, listed Contact Names, and Contact E-Mail Addresses (if available).

For more tips like this one, join us on the third Friday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. for free IPIN training at the Builders Exchange Center for Education & Training Excellence, 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY 40218 or at the same time on the fourth Friday of every month at our Lexington location, 1035 Strader Drive, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40505.

The next training sessions will be held on January 20, 2012 (Louisville) and January 27, 2012 (Lexington).

Call me, Aaron Thomas, at (502) 459-9800 or e-mail athomas@bxkentucky.com to RSVP!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for IPIN Tip of the Month, comment below or e-mail me at the address listed above.

Aaron Thomas
Director of IT
Builders Exchange of Kentucky

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