I spend about 30 minutes every morning on BidPro checking the leads. I have them delivered straight to my phone. BidPro filters exactly what projects I need, which saves time sifting through a laundry list of projects. I can send links to suppliers for price requests, which is fantastic, and you can’t ask for more.Project Manager, SafeAire
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Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Browse our FAQ’s below to find the answer. Don’t see your question or have a technical issue? Call Customer Care at 1-800-393-6343 for additional support.
The Site has changed – What’s New?
Besides giving the site a face lift, we’ve incorporated some great new features that will add value for you, our customer, and help you better manage your business. Here are just a few of the key benefits:
- Get More Value from Your Leads – Plans and Specifications are now always included with every Dodge Report – when available. Even better, if you purchase a project that does not have plans and specs associated, if those plans and specs are added later – your project will be updated.
- Spend Less Time Searching for Work – Not only do we have the most intuitive project search engine in the industry at the Dodge Lead Center, we’ve also launched a new service, Dodge BidPro that does the searching for you – delivering you targeted leads, customized by your trade and location.
- New Subscription Products: We’ve re-shaped our offerings to give you exactly what you need: leads! We have two new products being sold on-site: Dodge Select and Dodge BidPro.
Click here to get all the details on Dodge BidPro.
Click here to learn more about Dodge Select
- Flexible Subscriptions and Pricing that Better Meets Your Needs – You choose the right fit for you. Whether you want to purchase individual projects, a monthly, commitment-free subscription or a comprehensive lead service that saves you time throughout the bidding process – we have something that will work for you.
- Dodge Quality Data: One thing that hasn’t changed… our data. The Dodge database includes 500,000 construction projects and 65,000 digitized plans compiled by a network of 400 reporters in 80 metropolitan areas across the U.S. You get national coverage with a local market presence so you never miss a project.
I already have a login for Construction.com or another McGraw-Hill Construction service such as the Network. Do I need to
re-register to use the Dodge Lead Center?
If you are already a member of the McGraw-Hill Construction Network or Construction.com and have a valid username and password, you can use that login for the Dodge Lead Center. To Register, click here.
Can I use the Dodge Lead Center on a Mac?
The Dodge Lead Center is currently supported in a Microsoft Windows environment only.
What are the system and browser requirements to use Dodge Lead Center?
We recommend using a Pentium based PC or later with a high speed Internet connection. Supported browsers are Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. For more on system and browser requirements, click here.
Do I need a subscription to use the Dodge Lead Center?
No subscription is required to use the Dodge Lead Center, but with an account you may save a frequently used search and set up a tracking list so finding your next job on the Dodge Lead Center is faster and easier. To Subscribe, click here.
What features are available if I subscribe?
A subscription to Dodge Select on the Dodge Lead Center allows you to get all the project details, plans, and specs on up to 20 projects in your region for one low cost each month. You’ll also get a saved search and tracking list you can use to manage your bids and find more projects to bid. Get all the details about Dodge Select here.
Dodge BidPro delivers you targeted leads – customized by your trade and location. It also gives you unlimited access to all the projects, plans, and specs in your region plus access to business intelligence tools that help you qualify which projects are the best opportunities for you. Dodge BidPro also has simple Invitation to Bid tools that enable you to share plans and specs with your bid team so you can compile your bids more quickly and accurately. Get all the details about Dodge BidPro here.
Do I get access to the entire Dodge database with my subscription?
The search at the Dodge Lead Center gives you a 30 day window to all of the jobs that are bidding.
Dodge BidPro gives you a much larger window, giving you all projects in the Dodge database that are in the bidding stage – even if more than 30 days out.
If you need access to additional action stages such as Planning and Pre-Planning projects, contact a Dodge expert at 1-877-903-1909 to learn about our other Dodge Products.
How does Dodge BidPro Invitation to Bid work?
The Dodge BidPro Invitation to Bid tool is a simple way of inviting others to bid on the project and access and download the plans, specs, and addenda for that project. To initiate a bid invite, click on "Invitation to Bid" on the Dodge Report. Follow instructions and enter the email addresses of the individuals you would like to bid on the project. An email and link will be sent to your invitees. They will be able to enter your private digital plan room, view the project and download the plans, specs, and addenda.
You may add or delete invitees or send updates to invitees at any time.
Which regions are available for my Dodge Select subscription?
Dodge Select offers customers a choice of six regions:
West: AK, CA, HI, NV, OR and WA
South Central: AL, AR, KY, LA, MS, OK, TN,TX
Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY
North East: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI and VT
South East: DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA and WV
Mid West: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD and WI
Can I customize Dodge BidPro by trade? What trades are included?
Currently you can customize based on these 23 trades:
- Building Automation and Controls
- Security Systems
- Carpentry – Finish
- Carpentry – Rough/Framing
- Elevators/Escalators/Moving Walks
- Fire Protection
- Masonry – Brick & Stone
- Mechanical Systems (HVAC)
- Structural Steel
- Windows/Curtain Wall/Storefront & Glazing
Once I subscribe, how soon will my subscription be activated?
Since Dodge Select subscriptions are fulfilled on the Dodge Lead Center site, they are activated immediately.
Dodge BidPro subscriptions are activated within 1 business day. Once your account is live, you will receive an email with your activation instructions so you can log on to your account at:http://www.dodgebidpro.com.
Does my subscription include access to plans, specs, or addenda?
Yes. Plans, specs, and addenda are included with all purchases at the Dodge Lead Center - when available. If you purchase a project that does not have plans and specs and they are added to Dodge later, your project will be updated with this information in "My Account."
If I do not renew my subscription, will I be able to access my previous purchased Dodge Reports?
We recommend you download or print any information you wish to keep prior to cancelling your subscription. Once your renewal cancellation takes effect, you will no longer have access to previously viewed reports.
What happens to project views that I don’t use at the end of each billing cycle?
Your unused project views accumulate each month and remain available for the duration of your subscription. There is a maximum of 1-year of accumulated roll-over views that will stay in your account (i.e., 240). Once you reach this threshold, you will accumulate no more views until views are used. If you cancel your subscription, unused project views will be lost.
Can I restart my subscription after I cancel?
Yes! You may restart your subscription at any time. If you restart your subscription within 30 days of cancellation, access to all of your saved information and any accumulated views will be available. If more than 30 days lapse in your subscription, you will lose access to previously saved information and any accumulated views will expire.
Can I search for projects outside my subscription geography?
The Dodge Lead Center allows you to search for projects within all regions of the country, whenever you like. However, with your Dodge Select and Dodge BidPro subscriptions, you’ll have access to the full Dodge Reports, Plans and Specs in your region(s) only.
However, if you are interested in a service that allows you to search and access full Dodge Reports, Plans and Specs across multiple regions, call 1-877-903-1909 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a Dodge expert who can help you decide which service is right for you.
What is the best way to find projects?
The Dodge Lead Center offer multiple ways to search for a project, we recommend you try different methods to see what works best for you. For more on searching, click here.
Why can’t I find the project I am looking for?
There may be a number of reasons why you can’t find the project you are looking for. Try the following to find your project:
- Check to make sure the project in bidding stage: The Dodge Lead Center only maintains projects that are bidding. If you need access to additional action stages such as Planning and Pre-Planning projects, contact a Dodge expert at 1-877-903-1909 to learn about our other Dodge Products.
- Check the keywords and make sure the spelling is correct.
- Check the Dodge Report number and make sure the number is entered as a 12 digit number with no hyphens used.
Can I search for a project by its Dodge Report number?
Yes! You may search for a specific project by its Dodge Report number by entering it into the “Search the Dodge Database” toolbar. Numbers must be entered as 12 digits with no hyphens or spaces between the digits. For more on search criteria, click here.
Can I exclude projects from my search if plans and specs are unavailable?
Yes! You can easily view projects with plans and specs only by clicking on the "Plans and Specs only" tab next to the "All Results" tab on your project search results.
Can I do a keyword search against the specifications?
Keyword search within specifications is available at the Dodge Lead Center only after purchase (for both an individual Dodge Report or a monthly Dodge Select subscription).
With a subscription to Dodge BidPro, you have the ability to search through all of the specifications in your subscription Region(s) at one time allowing you to quickly qualify projects and focus on your best, most promising leads.
To learn more about searching against specifications, speak with a Dodge Expert at 1-877-903-1909.
Can I save my searches?
Saved searches are available free of charge to registered users and allow you to quickly find projects that best fit your needs. For more on saved searches, click here.
Can I set alerts to notify me when a project updates?
Project Alerts are exclusively available to subscribers through the Project Tracking feature. You can customize the feature to send you email notifications as the projects update. For more on setting alerts, click here.
Can I track a project?
Project Tracking is exclusively available to subscribers. You can customize the feature to track projects of special interest so that you can easily retrieve them again and receive email alerts as the projects are updated. For more on Project Tracking, click here.
Opening/Viewing Plans, Specs, & Addenda
I receive an error when attempting to open plans – What do I do?
If you have a problem viewing or downloading documents from the Dodge Lead Center, try the following to fix the problem:
- Is the document restricted?
Once a project is no longer bidding, Dodge Project News Reports are available for a minimum of 30 days; while Plans, Specs, and Addenda documents remain available to download for 180 days.
- Do you have eTakeoff Plan View installed to view plans?
Install eTakeoff Plan View
- Do you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view specs and addenda?
Install Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Did you cancel or return the item?
View the order details and check the item status
- Is the document restricted?
How often are plans, specs, and addenda updated?
The Dodge Lead Center adds new projects and updates projects daily to provide you with the timely information you need.
How do I view digital reports, plans, specs, and addenda after purchase?
To view purchased documents, go to your Purchase History. From here, you can view reports debited per your subscription and download digital items. You will need eTakeoff Plan Viewer to view plans and Adobe Acrobat Reader to view specs and addenda.
Can I download a document?
You may download documents individually or in batch and save them to your hard drive. We recommend you download or print any information you wish to keep for future reference. For more on downloading, click here.
Where can I download the eTakeoff Plan Viewer?
The eTakeoff Plan Viewer allows you to easily read plans and perform take-offs. To install the eTakeoff Plan Viewer software, click here.
Can I email a document to a client or colleague?
Yes! You can easily send documents to a client or colleague as an attachment in an email. For more on emailing projects, click here.
Note: Some files may be large and will not send on some email systems.
Is weekend delivery available for hardcopy orders?
Weekend delivery is not available at this time. If you need to view the project information immediately, consider purchasing the digital download.
Can I elect a pick up Location for my hard copy purchase?
Hard copy purchases can be picked up at selected locations around the country. For more on electing a pick up for a hard copy purchase, click here.
Can I ship internationally?
At this time, the Dodge Lead Center ships items only within the 50 United States. No shipments can be made to P.O. Boxes, United States territories, or addresses outside the United States including Canada. For more shipping information, click here.
Can I pay with PayPal or a debit card?
The Dodge Lead Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. PayPal and Debit Cards are not accepted as a form of payment at this time.
Can I store more than one credit card for future use?
Multiple billing addresses and credit cards are allowed per account. For more information on adding, editing and setting a default billing profile, click here.
Who do I contact if I've found an error in a Dodge Report?
If you ever notice an error in a report, please let us know! Feel free to contact us in a way that's convenient for you. You can reach us via email: email@example.com or by phone: 1-800-393-6343.
Who can I contact if I have questions or need additional support with the application?
If you need additional support you can contact Customer Care at 1-800-393-6343 between 8AM and 8PM M-F ET or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.