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Controlling construction’s bid management tsunami

It doesn’t matter what delivery method you use– hard bid, negotiated, design-build, integrated project delivery — at  some point, you’re going to have to manage a whole lot of subcontractor and material supplier bids to nail down your best costs. The administrative tsunami that ensues would make the toughest turn and run for the hills.

If you’re a bid manager or estimator, you know what I mean. Among other duties, your days are crammed with managing bidder lists, keeping track of seemingly endless preconstruction changes, and staying ahead of volumes of back and forth communication with subs and suppliers.

Understandably many contractors are looking for ways to simplify the highly administrative aspects of the invitation to bid and request for proposal processes. Today’s newest technology is making that possible through more collaborative solutions.  With online, cloud-based bid management software, you can now:

With greater efficiencies and more collaboration with your subs and suppliers, you can achieve a higher response rate from bidders. Estimators and bid managers also have more time to spend on vendor and subcontractor prequalification, selection, and negotiating the best terms.

No more bid management tsunami. Just a manageable storm.

Interested in automating your invitation to bid and request for proposal processes? Check out Sage Bid Management.