Finding local, qualified subcontractors is more challenging than ever for general contractors. According to our Bidding Statistics and Trends survey in 2017, the top challenge experienced by general contractors was low bid coverage. So, SmartBid construction bidding software has evolved to make sure our general contractors get the best subcontractors and bid proposals for every project.
SmartBid users are now able to access the new ‘Share Project’ Feature, to promote new and existing projects to thousands of subcontractors in the SmartInsight database. Subcontractors in SmartInsight, the industry’s fastest growing network, will be able to find SmartBid projects and send qualified bids based on their areas of work. Start increasing your bid coverage to complete the preconstruction phase faster, more efficiently and ultimately, win more projects.
How Can You Utilize This Powerful New Tool?
Step 1: Choose the option under share, and toggle ON. You can choose if you want to include your project plan room or not. Click ‘Save‘ and Subs within the project location will be able to find it and invite themselves.
Step 2: Once you share the project, the SmartInisght logo will show up indicating it’s been shared. You can also click the icon and toggle off if you don’t wish to share it anymore. Super simple!
Step 3: If the subcontractor is interested, they can add themselves to the project and choose the trades/codes they will be willing to bid on.
Step 4: The subcontractor can accept the trades/codes and then send you a proposal or a note requesting more information on the project.
Step 5: Back in your project view, this new SmartInsight subcontractor will be visible and you can recognize it because they’ll be showing the SmartInsight logo next to their name.