This information is included in the project description
section of the platform to ensure the owner receives
bids from the preferred pool, therefore, avoiding any
confusion during the bidding phase.
A list of invited general contractors can also be posted
so the sub-trades know who to bid to. There is an
option on the PlanPoint platform for members to add
themselves to a bidders list.
Posting plans and specs are also at the discretion of the
owner. If the preference is to keep tender documents
private or control who can view them, we adjust plat-form
settings or specify within the project description
as to how potential bidders should access the informa-tion.
• Interested bidders can be instructed to contact the
owner directly for further information or to obtain
a copy of the documents from a specified office in
• Bidders can obtain hard copies for viewing at
the CARM office and we will distribute from our
In order to maintain complete information on the
PlanPoint platform, once the tender has closed CARM
requires owners to provide a list of bidders for the
tender, the total dollar amount of each bid and identifi-cation
of the successful bidder.
CARM In-House Planroom
We host hard copies of plans and specs in a convenient
library format. Any owner can host a project in our
planroom, but only CARM members can borrow or view
documents unless, of course, it is specifically instructed
within the tender documents to go to CARM to view
or obtain project documents. The owner would then
provide copies made for specific people or allow us to
distribute to anyone requesting documents. We can
also track who views and borrows documents until the
tender closing date.
Tender Close Location
Owners may also want to take advantage of the CARM
office for purposes of receiving bids on closing date.
Bidders are instructed to submit to our office, CARM
staff will time stamp the bids, which are then kept un-der
lock and key until the owner picks them up.
For more information on any of these free services,
please contact the CARM office at 204-727-4567.
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