|About GDS Vendors
The GDS software products incorporate all of
the major architectural aluminum manufacturers in North America.
These vendor catalogs contain parts, pricing, and a wide variety
of product configurations which allow GDS customers to quickly
and accurately create estimates and productions reports.
Many catalogs that have been configured
for GDS contain detail CAD drawings which, when combined with
elevations drawings created in our software, allow for complete
shop drawings for any given job. The accuracy and completeness
of these vendor catalogs is invaluable to those who use the GDS
System, and is made possible by the relationships we have
developed with the leading manufacturers in this industry.
|Becoming a GDS Vendor
There is no cost in
becoming a vendor in the GDS System, although this doesn't mean
the process is entirely free. Some effort is required by both
you, the manufacturer, and GDS in order to make a vendor catalog
a usable and valuable addition to our software. Open the PDF
file below to see the steps required for becoming a vendor in
our system. The template files discussed in this document are
list below as well.
Directions for Submitting your Catalog to GDS
MS Excel Template
for Creating a New Vendor Catalog
If you want to create a vendor catalog in the
new WinBidPro software, but only have a couple hundred parts or
so, it is often easier to start with a blank vendor file and
manually add the parts. You can install this
file and simply add your parts, framing systems, door frames,
and doors without having to import anything or wait for anyone.
If you want this new catalog to be added
to your list of vendors to install, you could always send it to
GDS so that we can create an install file. We can then post it
on our site and list it on our installation CD-ROM.
Be sure to review the Help documentation
in the program and the training videos on our
|Answers to Vendor Questions
If you have
questions about the process of adding your company to the GDS
System, or if you have questions about a particular vendor
catalog, contact our Vendor Relations Director:
Norrel Pugay 858.538.4375 x216