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Bidding on Your Time

If you’re in the middle of the bidding process, you know that it may be a while before you can actually break ground on your project. Lining up subcontractors is extremely time-consuming.


First, you need to send out requests for bids, and it takes time and effort to make sure you’re reaching out to reputable, affordable subcontractors. Then, it’s hurry up and wait as the subcontractors process your requests and send their proposals in. Finally, you need to budget time to sift through all the proposals, and to make choices that that will meet your quality standards and keep you profitable.

One way to streamline the bidding process: Construction Management Software.

Here are three ways construction management software can streamline the bidding process.

1. Manage Your Subcontractors

Say goodbye to the days of sifting through your contacts to reach out to some people but not others.  

When it’s time to send out requests for bids, simply scroll through your subcontractor list on your construction management app and select the ones you want to receive bids from. A great construction management software can support all of your subcontractor contact information. And your implementation team will make sure that it’s organized in a way that works for you.

Simply scroll through your list, click on the subcontractors you want to reach out, and you’re done.

2. Stay on Track

Waiting for bids to come back can be a real pain. You’re busy, and you know your subcontractors are too, but delaying the build process while waiting on bids is an easy problem to avoid. With BuildTools, you can set due dates for all your bids – and due date reminders – so you can easily keep track of upcoming deadlines.

Due date reminders mean you can stop hounding subs to get their bids to you. Instead, set a reminder to be sent out a week or a few days before bids are due and get on with the rest of your day. You’ll increase your efficiency and get bids back in a more timely manner, allowing you to make the right decision for your client at a price that works for you.

3. Centralize Bids in One Easy Platform

Once you get bids back from your potential subcontractors, it’s time to sift through them and find the best option. One hurdle – a lack of standardization across bids can make them hard to compare.

Using a construction management software allows you to standardize the submission process and easily compare offers. Whether you want bids submitted in a web-based form, or a simple email, a construction management platform means you’re in control, not your subs.

Take Back the Bidding Process

Having your bids in order gives you the ability to make the best choice for your build while keeping it moving along at the right pace. BuildTools streamlines the bidding process to keep your build on schedule. Ready to see how BuildTools can help your business? Schedule a demo today.

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