Working with your search results

Once you perform a search, the Find Opportunities window displays the results of your search, as shown in the following example: 

This section contains the following topics:   

 


Understanding project and company search results

The search results page contains information about the project and company listings returned in the search. You can perform a range of tasks with the listings on the page, as described in the following table.   

FieldProjectCompany

A gold star indicates that the listing is in your Watch List.

  • You can add and remove a listing from your Watch List by clicking the star.

A blue dot indicates that the listing is new and has not been viewed in your account.

Project Name

The name of the project.

Company Name

The name of the company.

Previewing and sharing the listing

To preview a listing,

To share a listing,

  • hover over the line for the listing and click the network icon to display the Share menu.
  • Enter recipient’s email in the opened window (up to 5 emails are allowed at a time)
  • Modify custom message to the recipient and/or your e-signature (if needed)
  • Click Send
    ResultThe share email is sent to the recipient(s). 
  • See more on sharing a project here: Sharing a Project

Options to watch, add to Bid Center, download, hide and share listings.

Click on the three dots to access the options for adding the listing to your Watch List and to hide, share and download the listing:



The following table describes the features in the menu.

OptionDescription
Add to Watch ListClick to add or remove the project from your Watch List. A gold star indicates that the listing is being watched.
Add to Bid CenterClick to add the project to Bid Center in a selected Status
Download as CSV Click to download the listing as a comma separated value (CSV) spreadsheet. The download begins and a message is displayed when the download is complete.
HideClick to hide the project. The listing appears grayed out in future search results. Reverse the procedure to show the listing going forward.
ShareClick to share the project
ProjectCompany
Invitation to BidThe Invitation to Bid button appears when the project is an ITB. Note that details of the bid are found within the full project listing.

Match


The Match scoring indicates how well a project meets your criteria points for projects. The Match Score appears on the line for each project and is shown as number of points compared to the total number of points, always seven (7). 

Hovering over the score displays the name and breakdown for each criteria point. 

Tip: If you are not getting good scoring, consider updating your profile preferences.

LocationThe physical location of either the project or the company.
StatusThe current status of the project, such as Post-Bid or Award.
Project CountThe number of projects on which the company is actively playing a role.
Bid DateThe date that the project goes to bid
DocumentsThe status of project documents, such as Available or Requesting.
Last UpdatedThe date of the most recent significant update to the project.
Search Tags

A search tag indicates that the project or company is a match to the specific criteria of a search. For more information, see the section for search tags in Working with search.


Applying actions to multiple projects at once (bulk actions) 

You can apply bulk actions to the projects you selected on the search results page. Bulk actions include adding projects to your Watch List, adding projects to the Bid Center, exporting projects to Excel, and hiding projects.


Bulk ActionDescription
Add to Watch ListClick to add or remove the project from your Watch List. A gold star indicates that the listing is being watched.
Add to Bid centerClick to add the project to Bid Center in a selected Status
Export to ExcelClick to select to export projects either in Current View (all the columns currently displayed) or in Detailed View (spreadsheet with project parameters and project contacts including Bidders list if applicable). Detailed View Excel  file also includes links to Project Detail Page and Document Viewer.
HideClick to hide the project. The listing appears grayed out in future search results. Reverse the procedure to show the listing going forward.

Setting display options, columns and sort order  

You can customize how the search results are displayed on the page. You can select options for sorting the list, which columns are displayed and the number of listings to display on each page.

You only have to set your options once. Going forward, your selections are applied to each results page and remain in effect until you change them again. 

Accessing the menu

To access the display options menu, 

  • click the gear icon at the top right of the page. 

Setting the display and the columns to show

The following table describes the options for setting the display and the columns to show.   

SelectionResults
View Results As
  • Grid
  • List
Display Density
  • Comfortable
  • Compact
Show Up To
  • 25 Items
  • 50 Items
  • 100 Items
Add/Remove Columns

Click to open the Add / Remove Columns menu. In the menu, a checkmark indicates that the column is set to show.

To reset the list to the default,

  • click Reset Columns at the bottom of the menu.

Setting the sort order 

You can set the sort order for your results using a variety of options. The list refreshes each time you apply an option. 

To access this menu,

  • click the down arrow next to Sort By at the top right of the page. 

 The following table describes the options for setting the sort order for the results. 

OptionDescription
Name A to ZSorts either the project title or the company name in ascending alphabetic order.
Name Z to ASorts either the project title or the company name in descending alphabetic order.
Location A to ZCompanies only, sorts the company list in ascending alpha order.
Location Z to ACompanies only, sorts the company list in descending alpha order.
Updated Date (Newest)Projects only, the newest projects sort to the top of the list.
Updated Date (Oldest)Projects only, the oldest projects sort to the top of the list.
Project Count AscCompanies only, companies with the most projects sort to the top of the list.
Project Count DescCompanies only, companies with the fewest projects sort to the top of the list.
Bid Date (Nearest)The projects with the earliest bid dates sort to the top of the list.
Bid Date (Farthest)The projects with the most distant bid dates sort to the top of the list.
Start Date (Nearest)The projects with the earliest start dates sort to the top of the list.
Start Date (Farthest)The projects with the most distant bid dates sort to the top of the list.
Project Value (Highest)The projects with the highest value sort to the top of the list.
Project Value (Lowest)The projects with the lowest value sort to the top of the list.
Match Score (Highest)The projects with the highest Match Score sort to the top of the list.
Match Score (Lowest)The projects with the lowest Match Score sort to the top of the list.

Using the Filters menu

You can use the options in the Filters menu at the left of the page to narrow your search results. Clicking on a filter name automatically applies the filter to the list.  

Notes

  • Companies can only be filtered by Role.   
  • The number next to each filter indicates how many projects or companies match the filter type. 
  • Click Clear All to reset the menu. 

The following table describes the filtering options you can use for your search results. 

OptionDescription
Filtered ByIndicates the current filters applied to the list. Click the X next to a filter to remove the filter from the results.
Search TagsWhen present, indicates that the project or company listing is a match to the criteria of one of your tagged searches. For more information, see the section on search tags in the topic Working with search.
RoleFor companies only, select to filter by the role for the company.
StatusThe stage of the project, such as Design or GC Bidding.
Location

The physical address of the project or company. You can use the filter bar to enter a location or search for the location using a map.

Choose from the following to use the filter.

OptionDescription
Profile Service AreaFilter by the service area that you've set in Predict Preferences. For more information, check out the help page on Profile Service Area Filter.
Search boxEnter the city name in the box. For more precision, you can add the state name or state abbreviation.
click Select Counties or State/Province

Click to open the Filter by State & County menu. You can

  • enter states and counties by name in the box
  • use the map to locate projects.
Building UseThe building use of the project, such as Casino or Educational.
Project TypeThe building type of the project, such as Addition or Demolition.
Dates

Click on the filter name to select from the following:

  • Last Updated - The date range of the most recent significant update to the project listing.
  • Start Date - The date range for the expected start of work on the project.
  • Bidding Events - The date range of any bidding events for the project.
TradesEnter the CSI code for the trade or click Browse All Trades and use the menu to locate trades. Click Apply to add the selected trades to the filter list.
SectorThe sector of the project construction, such as Private or Public - City.
ValueUse the slider to select the value range for the projects you want to find.
Document Type

Click Select Document Types to open the Select Document Types menu. In the menu, you can select to show the following:

  • Addenda
  • Plans
  • Specifications
  • Additional Documents

Tip: Click the down arrow next to each type to see the full list of selections. 

Advanced filters

The following are the advanced filters you can apply to your search results. 

Contracting MethodThe contracting method for the project, such as Bidding as Prime or Open GC Bidding.
Project SectionThe industry section for the project, such as General Bidding or Water and Sewer.
Category

The category for the project, which can be Construction or Service, Maintenance and Supply.

Note: Projects listed as service, maintenance and supply (SMS) are projects that include bids for construction materials or project materials (such as electronic equipment, furniture, and wiring). Also included is work for services or trades that are task specific, such as tree pruning, on-call, renewable, or as needed (such as snow removal). SMS bid opportunities typically call for ongoing services over time, rather than a single trade project (such as re-roofing).  These services or supplies are construction related, typically performed by contractors who are also interested in construction project opportunities.

StoriesThe range of stories above grade.
Stories Below GradeSelect either Yes or No for stories below grade.
Unit TypesThe unit types for projects you want to find, such as Apartments or Beds.
CertificationsAny required certifications, such as Minority Business Enterprise or Small Business Enterprise.