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Best Bid Management Software

Bid management software automates and streamlines the manual process of creating and submitting proposals and driving construction projects forward. With bid management software, subcontractors can produce accurate, professional-looking bid estimates; on the flip side, contractors and project managers can keep track of construction projects, gaining better visibility and leveraging accountability. Bid management solutions either neatly integrate with construction management software or come as a module within a construction suite.

To qualify for inclusion in the Bid Management category, a product must:

  • Create or support the creation of RFPs (requests for proposals) and/or RTTs (requests to tender)
  • Track and manage details of and communications with relevant contracts, suppliers, etc.
  • Provide templated or customizable bid forms
  • Facilitates the creation of parameters and criteria for bid selection
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    Quick Bid is a powerful bid building software, which empowers construction estimators to bid jobs in a fraction of the time and much more accurately than with manual methods. Quick Bid automates material takeoff, with current vendor pricing and labor costs. Amendments before bid day are easy. You don’t have to recalculate the entire bid, just the specific changes. The Bid Navigator or Bid Wizard has tabs for you to view equipment, labor, markups, and conditions. Quick bid organizes your estimates and packages them in a printable, professional report.

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    SmartBid is the leading construction bid management software for general contractors worldwide. The preconstruction software simplifies bid management for prime, commercial and residential general contractors. With SmartBid, users can access a secure web-based and mobile platform to streamline their bid project data, documents and subcontractor communications. Using our robust and customizable system, GCs can take advantage of a number of value added partnerships and integrations that provide them a wide range of tools and modules to simplify, integrate and customize their preconstruction process. All data and projects are guaranteed private and secure, only shared with those given authorized access. With unlimited 24/7 live support, we guarantee users, their subcontractors, unmatched customer success in their preconstruction process.

    On-Screen Takeoff® is proven to streamline all digital plans and takeoffs. You will be able to bid in less than a quarter of the time you did with paper, markers, and rulers, and greatly improve your team's communications with change orders. The overlay feature highlights what is new in blue and what is old in red. Replace manual takeoffs that cost you hours in time and thousands in cash printing several plans for each bid and unproductive time and gas driving paper plans back and forth from your office to the job site.

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    iSqFt allows you to manage your bid process and streamline your vendor selection, project sharing and document distribution.

    HeavyBid is a construction estimating software that allows you to build, review, and make changes to estimates and manage bid day by analyzing sub and supplier quotes, managing customers and closing the bid.

    Bid Saw is the fastest and easiest way to capture the information you need to make an accurate bid.

    Pantera Global Technology is an organization focused on providing innovative SAAS solutions for the construction industry including powerful program, project, and bid management systems for all phases of the building cycle.

    PipelineRFQ is a software solution that allows you to customize your CSI codes and descriptions with subcontractor selections processes, sending options, project bid list management, and more.

    ProEst is a construction estimating software that allows you to create estimates, perform digital takeoffs, manage the bid day process and generate reports and proposals.

    TurboBid is a powerful estimating software solution that makes it easy for even the smallest contractor to complete accurate, consistent and professional estimates regardless of the type of work, whether it's new residential, light commercial, remodeling, service work or flat rate pricing. The user-friendly interface makes it easy for even the less tech-savvy users to quickly learn to make the most of the software. TurboBid also offers exceptional customer support including live on-line training, an extensive library of video tutorials and live chat help. TurboBid’s database includes tens of thousands of material items that reflect pricing from Trade Service as well as pricing for up to 5 selected vendors. TurboPricer is a unique pricing service for materials. Use it to electronically update vendor and market pricing. Calculate material installation times using an established labor unit that can easily be adjusted to reflect the estimate. The extensive database contains thousands of pre-built assemblies for all types of work. For service and remodeling contractors, TurboBid has flat rate pricing assemblies. Submit line item flat rate pricing on a room by room, or task by task basis. Fully customizable flat rate price books are ready to be printed or exported to PDF for use on iPads or any tablet that supports PDF. TurboBid offers detailed reports and bid packages. By providing detailed formal proposals, quantity take-offs and detailed bid prices, customers will have confidence that they know exactly what is included in their estimate.

    Workflow Management Suite is a turnkey software solution for product home builders that provides, CRM and sales automation, estimating and bidding, purchasing, scheduling, builder portal, collaboration, and more.

    AccuQuote Direct is an HVAC estimating software that helps to track every deal in real time by bidder, manufacturer and sales representative.

    B2W Estimate provides centralized, up-to-date cost data and structures along with specialized functionality for heavy civil construction estimating and bidding. The intuitive, easy-to-use solution allows contractors to maximize accuracy and speed, focus more attention on strategy and win more bids at better margins. Benefits: • Increase revenue and profitability by estimating more accurately to win more jobs at better margins • Bid faster and with less effort, utilizing centralized cost data and specialized features • Eliminate risk and competitive disadvantages of estimating with spreadsheets Key Features: • Central resource database with up-to-date labor, task, material and equipment costs • Specialized functionality for creating bids from databases, templates and cost structures • Flexible pay item, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) or hybrid estimating and bid formatting • Easy to learn and deploy, with familiar, intuitive user interfaces and construction estimating logic • Scalable, enterprise-class performance for fast, reliable operation • Simultaneous work on an estimate by multiple estimators • Automated DOT bidding with pre-populated pay items and import/export of bid forms • Advanced bid analysis and management reporting • Audit trail and error-check wizard • Seamless export to project management, accounting and field tracking systems – without redundant data entry

    Benchmark Estimating Software is an estimating and bidding software that allows you to streamline your cost estimating processes and manage the consistency and accuracy of your quoting.

    BestBid Electrical Estimating is an advanced electrical estimating software and onscreen takeoff solutions for electrical contractors. Providing electrical contractors with timesaving tools to win more bids.

    BidGenius is a bid solicitation and management software designed to centralize the distribution of bid invitation and bid management for general contractors.

    Online plan room and subcontractor notification automation system that saves estimators 8+ hours per bid.

    BidPlanroom is an easy-to-use web application that streamlines the commercial construction bidding process for general contractors and their subcontractors giving GCs unparalleled control over their bid projects.

    BidScaler is a sub bid instruction tool.

    Quantity takeoff directly in Excel. Works with vector and raster files. Color coded takeoff stored in the cell. Templates included

    Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for estimating structural steel erection and other steel related construction work activities.

    Bidtracer is a bid management software solution that allows bids to be saved in the system and have multiple customers assigned to each project bidding with the ability to track core business processes, manage data protection, and more.

    BidWorx is an estimating and takeoff software designed with customizable features to help you manage your business.

    Web-based software designed to optimize bid management process providing online plansroom, contact directory, and notification engine.

    Build In The Black is a building and construction software tool for estimating, scheduling, accounting, quotes and bids, customer management, inventory and more that handles your information needs.

    Builterra platform is a construction estimating software that connects the contract administration workflow for civil engineers and owners, incl. cost estimating, bid preparation, field inspection and payment.

    Corecon’s cloud based software suite helps engineering and construction firms manage their projects more efficiently. The software helps people with different roles and responsibilities work together regardless if they are at the office or jobsite. The software suite includes modules for estimating, vendor bid management, contract administration, procurement, time tracking, correspondence, documentation, and scheduling. Being cloud based, contracting firms will have the ability to access their project information anytime anywhere and make quick and informed decisions. With its built-in wizards that automate complex tasks or comprehensive executive dashboards to analyze project budgets, Corecon provides cutting-edge technology to maximize the profitability of one’s projects and make all departments work more efficiently.

    Electrical Bid Manager is an electrical estimating software solution that includes features and functionalities to help you manage your business.

    CLIWin Estimating System is an estimating and bidding package for DOT jobs as well as private jobs that helps you manage margins and more.

    Estimator allows you to create manageable bids with item master that allows you to create a library of previously bid items, to be re-used on new estimates, helping manage redundant data entry.

    Estimator360 is a cloud/online based software solution for construction estimating and management, which includes a comprehensive catalog of pre-package unit cost assemblies, real-time supplier costs, client/customer interaction, contracts, change orders, automated scheduling, time sheets, dashboards, reporting, and accounting.

    Produce better bids with help from our home construction estimating software.

    An estimating solution that allows electrical contractors to manage contracts, prepare bids, manage and re-use quotes.

    IntelliBid provides technology tools you need to generate bids and estimates with a customized database, vendor pricing, online material pricing, and more.

    iPD is a integrated project development solution with functional aspects of road and bridge construction from cost estimating and electronic bidding through final contractor payment.

    Methvin | Estimating is an online estimating application that allows you to generate quality cost estimates and winning bids allowing you to link worksheets to multiple tasks, set variables and to break tasks into sub schedules for pricing.

    Plumbing estimating for all size companies. Bid small to million dollar jobs with our flexible database, takeoff modules and bid proposals.

    Contractors of any size can bid more effectively and streamline their entire preconstruction process.

    ProTenders is a platform specifically dedicated to the construction industry, drastically helps developers, consultants, contractors and suppliers of all sizes get found by potential partners, identify the right projects to work in and streamline their bidding activities.

    On-demand estimation software with bid building, contact management, scheduling, and sales activity management for roofing companies.

    Online construction management software that offers bidding, submittals, RFIs, PCO, unique file manager, and other features.

    The solution helps estimators and bid coordinators automate and more efficiently manage the entire bid process. As a result, estimators can spend more time on vendor/subcontractor prequalification, selection and negotiating the best contract terms.

    SimpleHVAC is simple HVAC estimating software designed for commercial sheet metal contractors who need a dependable estimating tool, but also want it to be affordable and easy to use. SimpleHVAC makes it easy to keep track of projects, input ductwork and other materials, adjust options and pricing, and ultimately generate solid bids.

    Automates the RFP and bidding process with easy to use templates and automated vendor searching and communication.

    Trimble Accubid ChangeOrder is the stand-alone change order management solution to adapt to changing bid dynamics quickly.

    Drywall estimation software and wall and ceiling estimating software database that can be unified with construction accounting.

    Xpedeon Estimating System is a construction estimating software that implements industry practices for estimating bids and manages the efficiency and accuracy of the bidding process.