Tens of thousands of GCs invite hundreds of thousands of subs to bid in SmartBid every week. Learn why SmartBid is their software of choice.
SmartBid: Your subcontractor & project data is guaranteed private, secure and never-shared. The details of upcoming or past projects are always kept private unless you publish them & data is accessible only to those you approve.
Other Bid Management Software: Your projects & sub profiles are compiled into lead network databases that share information with other GC network members & your competition.
SmartBid: Access to hundreds of thousands of qualified subs based on your project needs via integrations like the ConstructConnect Sub Network & SmartInsight Contractor Network.
Other Bid Management Software: The sub database is crowd-sourced, resulting in outdated, incorrect, & limited information. They pull private sub data from other users instead of compiling from a third-party source where subs can opt-in. The database is littered with unqualified, residential subs.
SmartBid: With our Contact Database Management service, you’ll be able to easily access up-to-date, verified contact record information. No more needing to call or email subs to ask for updated data or inquire why ITB’s aren’t getting delivered.
Other Bid Management Software: They do not offer any contact database management services. Users have to rely on in-house team to clean up & maintain contact records.
SmartBid: Custom form tool for prequalification built into the system, providing a seamless transfer of information (attachments & documentation) from one system to another & eliminating the need for multiple databases.
Other Bid Management Software: The sub prequal tool is a separate software, which results in a disjointed transfer of information from one system to another. The separate software owns the prequal information & can share it.
SmartBid: Our team personally calls subs to ensure custom prequal forms are completed on time & with appropriate documentation, so you can concentrate on reviewing & analyzing the submitted prequal information.
Other Bid Management Software: They do not offer any prequal calling services.
SmartBid: Fax or email is available to distribute invitations to subs. (Faxing at 8 cents per page).
Other Bid Management Software: Email is the only option for distributing invitations to subs. (Does not support fax).
SmartBid: Project documents can be synchronized with Dropbox, Sharepoint, Google Drive, Box, Citrix Sharefile, Egnyte, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, CMIS, Alfresco, & AWS S3.
Other Bid Management Software: They have limited integrations with document management vendors.
SmartBid: General contractors and subcontractors can access bidding opportunities nationally for public projects via the ConstructConnect Network Public Plan Room.
Other Bid Management Software: General contractors & subcontractors do not have access to bidding opportunities for public projects. (No lead gen module).
SmartBid: iOS, Windows and Android apps for any device as well as full mobile browser compatibility.
Other Bid Management Software: Lack mobile apps or an interface compatible with all browsers and devices.
SmartBid: Sleek, open application integration (api.smartbidnet.com) allows for data exchange between the software you depend on most.
Other Bid Management Software: Offer little or no open integration options, or may require tedious, manual information imports and exports.
SmartBid: Real-time, web-based ability for users and their subs to open, perform takeoffs and estimating on planroom documents with market leading takeoff and estimation integrations.
Other Bid Management Software: Offer no takeoff option or an antiquated client-side integration requiring heavy file uploads and downloads.
SmartBid: Post and sync prequal forms, subcontractor registration and public projects you choose to your public website.
Other Bid Management Software: Offer no ready-made web integration solutions, and instead require manual export and import process.
SmartBid: We integrate with the industry’s best technology solutions providers for construction, to bring additional functionality to users from Procore, Autodesk BIM 360, DropBox, ConstructConnect Sub Network and more.
Other Bid Management Software: Require redundant data entry and tedious manual exports and imports, by not integrating with other software builders depend on throughout a project.
SmartBid: User responsive, monthly updates of features and functionality requiring no installation.
Other Bid Management Software: Offer few or infrequent updates to software capabilities with little consideration for user suggestions, requests and feedback.
SmartBid: Standard customer service includes access to support team from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm CST, online training sessions, training webinars, SSO access to Help Center 24/7, Open API, & more. Premium support packages are offered based on user customization needs.
Other Bid Management Software: Standard customer service includes access to support team from 8:00am-7:00pm EST, basic training library, recorded webinars, access to Help Center 24/7. Premium support packages are not offered to users.
SmartBid is the leading construction bid management software for general contractors. The preconstruction software simplifies bidding for prime, commercial & residential GCs. With SmartBid, users can access a secure web-based & mobile platform to streamline their bid project data, documents and subcontractor communications. All data & projects are guaranteed private & secure, only shared with those given access. With 24/7 live support, we guarantee users & their subs, unmatched customer success in their invitation to bid process. Learn More >