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5 Tips for Performing Electronic Takeoffs

January 21, 2021

Gone are the days of using a scale ruler and highlighters to take off material quantities. These days contractors are performing their takeoffs electronically.

What General Contractors Should Include in Every Invitation to Bid

January 14, 2021

To get quality bids from subcontractors and suppliers, GCs should be using an invitation to bid (ITB) to advertise the bidding opportunity. In this post, we outline what general contractors should include in every ITB they send to subs.

How to Read Construction Plans

January 7, 2021

Knowing how to read construction plans is a skill that construction professionals must acquire and continue to develop as they go through their career. Here are some tips on how to read plans before putting together a bid that will help you sharpen your skills.

How to Find Quality Subcontractors to Bid on a Project

December 22, 2020

If you struggle to get bids from QUALITY subcontractors, you're NOT alone. We have several ways to find new quality subcontractors to bid on your project.

PlanHub's Competitive Advantage Analytics Provides Key Information for Bidders

December 16, 2020

Have you ever wanted to know how many other subcontractors in your trade were bidding on a project? PlanHub's new Competitive Advantage Analytics tool can give you a behind the scenes look!

Never Miss a Bid Deadline with PlanHub’s Bid Calendar

December 9, 2020

When you are busy bidding, it can be tough to track all the bid due dates, especially if several projects are bidding on the same day; however, Bid Calendar is available to help you stay organized.

PlanHub’s PDF Blueprint Scanning Tool Saves Time Searching for Keywords in Drawings and Specs!

December 2, 2020

Terms and Conditions: Why you should add them to Your Construction Proposal

November 24, 2020

Improving the Accuracy of Subcontractor Bids

November 18, 2020

With a tight construction market, every penny counts. Subcontractors must make sure their bid is as accurate as possible to keep their companies competitive. Turning in a bid that isn't accurate is like throwing money down the drain. Use these tips to help improve the accuracy of your next construction project bid. 

What Should a Construction Bid Look Like?

November 11, 2020

While there is no standard form that a bid must abide by, some elements should be on every bid a company sends out. Having these elements will ensure that your bid gets to the right person for the right job and that you aren't expected to perform work you didn't intend to do.

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