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What to Look for in Construction Project Management Software

April 6, 2021

The key to selecting the right construction project management software for your company is to develop a list of “must have’s” and “like to have’s” and prioritize them. By shopping around, you can discover new features you didn’t even know were available. To help you in your search, we've gathered some key characteristics to look for in construction project management software.

Tracking Bid Results - What to Track and Why

March 24, 2021

Tracking bid results, including wins and losses and bid amounts, can help you be more competitive with your bids. Determining key stats, such as your success rate, will help you predict your future workload so you can better plan for your business. If you don't track your bid results, you could be flying blind.

5 Reasons Why General Contractors Should Use Construction Bid Software

March 17, 2021

General contractors are looking for the best subcontractors at the best prices for their projects. Finding quality subcontractors can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. However, there are tools that can help general contractors quickly and easily find the subs they need. Construction bid software can help GCs find more subcontractors, centralize their bid communication, improve data security and access, and improve their communication with subs throughout the bidding process.

How to Determine if a Project is a Good Fit for Subcontractors to Bid

March 10, 2021

Finding the right construction projects for your subcontracting company requires some investigation. While no one can tell you precisely what project is right for you, there are some things you should consider before deciding to bid on a project.

5 Keys to Selecting the Right Bid Software for Subcontractors

March 4, 2021

Many subcontractors still rely on rulers and spreadsheets to create their project bids. If you’re looking for a better way, bid software may be just the ticket.

Responding to an RFQ: What General Contractors Should Include

February 25, 2021

If you've never put together a response to a request for qualifications for a commercial construction project, it's hard to know exactly what information to include. We've put together a list of common items that are typically requested in RFQs.

7 Tips for Subcontractors for Moving from Residential to Commercial Construction Projects

February 18, 2021

If you’re a subcontractor and are thinking of making the jump from residential construction projects to commercial construction projects, it pays to plan ahead. We’ve come up with a list of seven tips for subcontractors who are moving from residential to commercial construction.

How to Start Bidding on Government Construction Projects: A Quick Guide for General Contractors

February 11, 2021

Breaking into government construction projects isn’t as easy as just submitting a bid, at least for general contractors. GCs often need to prequalify to work for government entities or register their business with the government before they can start bidding. In this post, we’ll take a brief look at how general contractors can start bidding on government construction projects and give you some tips to know beforehand.

5 Ways Subcontractors Can Get on More Construction Bid Lists

February 3, 2021

One way for subcontractors to get more construction leads is to get on project bid lists.The question is, how can subcontractors get on these bid lists so they can find potential projects that are accepting bids. We've got a shortlist of five ways for subs to get on more construction bid lists.

A General Contractor’s Detailed Guide to the Construction Bidding Process

January 28, 2021

Understanding the construction bidding process is key to winning more jobs. General contractors (GCs) and subcontractors need to understand all the steps in the bidding process to know what’s expected of them along the way.

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