There are two main types of contracts in ContractComplete - Tendered Contracts & Awarded Contracts. A tendered contract is one that has yet to be awarded to a contractor and requires a ContractComplete bidding process. Awarded contracts are those that have already been awarded to a contractor outside of ContractComplete. In these cases, the contract owner, or primary stakeholder has already made a decision on which contractor to use. Those contracts therefore skip the tendering process and proceed immediately to the post-tendering capabilities.
Creating a tendered contract is simple. Simply navigate to the Contracts tab, then click "New Contract". At this step you will have a chance to set some basic details for this contract. Leave the "Contract Type" set to pre-tender. You will later have the opportunity to add bidders and stakeholders.
Creating an Awarded Contract
Both contractors and project owners may create awarded contracts. Regardless of your role, the first step is to move to the Contracts page, then click "New Contract". At this step you will have a chance to set some basic details for this contract. Change the "Contract Type" to "Awarded". Selecting this option will prompt you to select your role in the contract. If you are a contractor, you will be further prompted to select the primary stakeholder (you can use this dialog to send an invite if they are not already ContractComplete users). If you are the primary stakeholder you will later have the opportunity to add bidders and stakeholders and select a contractor.
Now that you've created your contract you can enter your unit price contract into ContractComplete. If you already have your contract in a spreadsheet format, we suggest trying our importer tool to save time. If not, that's fine - you may wish to check out the following pages which explain setting up a contract from scratch.