SmartBid, the leading construction bid software for general contractors, announced the launch of their free, biweekly newsletter “Bid Coach.” The newsletter focuses on reviewing the latest technology, trends, and best practices that can help general contractors improve construction bid management work flows and win more projects. This new series incorporates educational videos featuring estimator and bid management expert, Mark Fly, who shares industry experience and recommendations on how to maximize preconstruction software, applications, and tools.
Trent Miskelly, General Manager at SmartBid, says, “Mark Fly was a natural choice for the Bid Coach series based on his 25+ years of building and managing construction projects and supporting general contractors and subcontractors throughout the preconstruction phase. Fly brings a unique take on how to solve the top challenges facing general contractors today, such as how to increase bid coverage, improve subcontractor response rates, receive qualified bids, and more. As the Bid Coach, Mark gives quick, actionable tips for estimating and precon teams to implement, and as someone who was a project manager and estimator, he knows what he’s talking about.”
The Bid Coach newsletter provides contractors with a biweekly email that incorporates a quick 1-2 minute video, as well as a blog article with relevant research and links. The video topics range from how to improve subcontractor email deliverability rates to why it’s important to manage compliance for construction project success. There are currently 11 episodes, which are accessible by subscribing to receive the free, biweekly newsletter.
Sneak Peek Bid Coach Tip: “To help ensure your invitations to bid get delivered and seen by your subcontractors, have your subs implement a whitelist. When subs add your company email address to their whitelist, also called an ‘approved’ or ‘safe sender’ list, your ITBs will avoid getting marked as spam and be successfully delivered to their inbox.”
Popular Episodes Include:
- Episode 1: How to Better Manage Your Online Plan Room
- Episode 2: How to Draft Effective Invitations to Bid
- Episode 3: Improve Your Email Deliverability Rate to Subcontractors
“After decades of working in the construction industry, I am excited to launch the Bid Coach series to have a platform to talk about my experiences, mistakes, and successes to help other construction professionals do what they already do great…even better,” says Bid Coach, Mark Fly.
To subscribe to the free, biweekly Bid Coach newsletter, click here.
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