Projectmates construction project management software provides a wide array of features for the bid manager to easily configure, publish and manage their construction project bids. Contractors will benefit from a simple UI that streamlines the process of acquiring the project’s bid set, uploading their bid documents, and submitting their bid numbers.
Using a construction bid template, bid managers are able to meticulously configure all of the information and requirements that will be presented to bidders. This includes the project location, description, pre-bid meeting info, the project architect, and much more. The bid due date is specified down to the minute to ensure that all bidders are aware of the precise deadline for your bids.
Bid Managers set the Architect or others as contacts for the bid, to ensure that when the bidders submit RFIs, the right people get automatic notifications to answer those questions.
Does your company bid out signage work or professional services? Each project can have multiple competitive construction bids running simultaneously to procure different types of work, and is not just limited to general contractor bidding.
The Bid Manager seamlessly taps into existing tools within the software to pull critical information needed for the bid. Simply select folders within a project’s Document Management module to become the bid set.
Use the Cost Tracking module to generate the line items your bidders will be submitting numbers for, and how it correlates with your project budget and cost codes. You can establish a consistent form for the bidders to submit their costs, ensuring that nothing gets missed.
Decide which companies will be invited to bid on each project, and Projectmates sends automated emails with instructions on where to bid. You have the option to provide bidding companies user accounts to bid, or allow them to self-register on your dedicated construction bidding web page and create their user accounts.
A simple bid manager interface closely monitors the status of each bidder.
Bidders have access to an easy, intuitive interface for accessing all of the information you provide them and submitting their bids accordingly. Submissions can be revised at any time before the bid due date, which provides your bidders more breathing room should they notice any missing documents or incorrect bid numbers.
The construction bidding portal, Bids/Plan Room, is your one-stop-shop for them to:
A robust Q&A system ensures that bid Q&A happens entirely within Projectmates, without the need for constant back-and-forth emailing. Within the bid submission interface, bidders submit questions that you will be immediately notified of via email. Answer questions using the bid management interface, or route them to your architect for their assistance with the answer. The window to submit questions can be given an earlier deadline than the actual bid due date, to discourage bidders from asking questions immediately before the bid is due.
The Bid Q&A also doubles as a FAQ tool. Preloaded questions and answers are distributed to bidders if you anticipate them being frequent subjects.
With just a click, you can generate a bid analysis sheet putting each bidder’s numbers side-by-side for easy comparison. Use this bid analysis to see which bidders have the lowest submission per category, the lowest bid overall, and compare them against your own internal estimates. Once you are ready to award a bidder, Projectmates sends automated emails to notify the winner and non-winners.
The awarded bidder’s submission is seamlessly converted into a new contract, with their bid numbers becoming the schedule of values of the contract. From there, the bidders are formally added to the project and ready to begin their work for your team.
Projectmates construction bidding tool removes complexity and makes bidding efficient and easy.