Q: How do I log in?

A: Head over to https://secure.bidcentral.ca and log in using the email address that was provided to you in your welcome email.

For more information on how to log in, check out this helpful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykdwhAcrrFI

Q: I’ve forgotten my username / password!

A: No problem! if you don’t remember your password, simply click the “Forgot Password” link on the login page and you will be emailed a link to go to so you can reset your password.

If you do not remember your username, Contact Us and we can help get you setup.

Q: I don’t have an account. How do I create one?

A: Go to http://bidcentral.ca/register/ and setup an account. Once you have registered, your account will be activated once you receive a welcome email from BidCentral.

Q: I’m having troubles getting logged in

A: If you are entering the correct password and userid, and there is no response or error message when logging in, it could be that your browser is the issue. If you are using Internet Explorer, try Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Be sure to use the latest version of your browser.

Please note that daily opportunity matching emails are being delayed. We are working to resolve but in the interim, all daily opportunity matching will continue to appear in your BidCentral Dashboard.

  • Performance update for Dashboard
  • Additional Timezone information on projects
  • Improvements to overall site speed

“I am bidding” feature:

  • Members can say if they are “bidding” and they will appear on the bidder list and can opt in to the follower list at the same time
  • Members can choose to display their contact information or just the company information
  • Members can then say they are “not bidding”

Project search has ability to load 50 or 100 results

Ability to “opt out” of daily opportunity emails

Performance update to project view

Logo in top left is a link to the dashboard

Invitation to Bid:

With the Invitation to Bid (ITB) feature, you will be able to select contractors and suppliers from the BidCentral Company Directory, send the project details, and track your ITB responses for any project on BidCentral

Private Projects:

You are now able to post your own private project, host your documents, and invite sub-trades from our Directory or from your own list. All projects that you post are private and available only to you. Those contractors you invite will gain complete access to your private project details and complete documents.

*Email us at [email protected]  if you would like the Invitation to Bid and/or Private Projects features turned on for your Premium or Enterprise accounts.

Improvements to Project & Document Search:

Ability to search for keywords within documents to find specific project documents relevant to your trade or products.

Invitation to Bid (ITB) Enhancements

With these latest enhancements to the Invitation to Bid feature, you now enjoy the following features:

  • Address Book:
    • Add, store, and view an address book of contacts
    • Include address book contacts in you ITB
  • Know who you are inviting to bid on the project – contact name, title & email are all listed when inviting
  • Your invitation tab now lists the contacts invited from the address books and saved lists

Project Information Sheet

  • Now you can print professionally formatted project pages

Improvements to document search indexing

  • Real-time indexing of new documents – enabling keyword discovery in document searches.
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Victoria, B.C. (March 9, 2020) – The BC Construction Association (BCCA) has signed a new deal with eSolutionsGroup to supply the back-end technology powering BCCA’s construction procurement platform BidCentral.

BCCA and BC’s four Regional Construction Associations have always been leaders in providing plan room services, launching the first province-wide electronic system more than 20 years ago. As BidCentral, that original solution has grown into BC’s largest construction bidding marketplace, serving over 10,000 businesses specialized in ICI construction of both public and private sector projects.

“This agreement with eSolutionsGroup sets the stage for BidCentral to continue serving BC’s construction community with the best platform, service, and content,” said Sue Connors, CEO, BidCentral. “We’re very excited about the powerful service we are able to provide to our members and clients.”

During its 20 years in business, eSolutionsGroup has specialized in providing integrated technologies and advanced mobile applications, including their flagship product bids&tenders, to more than 300 public sector clients across North America. In the past year, the Ontario Construction Alliance Association and its seven regional construction associations also developed their procurement platform, LINK2BUILD, using a digital procurement platform by eSolutionsGroup.

“We’re thrilled that eSolutionsGroup will make it easier than ever for BC’s construction industry to conduct the business of procurement efficiently and effectively,” said eSolutionsGroup Principal and bids&tenders Product Owner Alison Carden. “We pride ourselves in providing innovative solutions in partnership with our clients to meet their unique and complex needs.”

BidCentral will retain its brand name and continue to be managed by the BCCA on behalf of the four Regional Construction Associations, whose Project Services staff will continue to provide BidCentral support to members. More information regarding product enhancements and platform integrations will be forthcoming. BidCentral will launch on the eSolutionsGroup platform by April 1, 2020.

Find Out More

Read the BidCentral – New Platform Frequently Asked Questions.

About BCCA

The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) works with four Regional Construction Associations (NRCA, SICA, VICA and VRCA) to serve more than 10,000 employers in the provinces industrial, commercial, institutional (ICI) construction industry. It is BC’s only non-profit construction association serving all employers regardless of labour affiliation. For more information about BCCA, please visit www.bccassn.com

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BC Construction Association
Greg Descantes
[email protected]