Simplify Bid Management
For Architects, Engineers and Owners looking to streamline their public or private project bidding process – meet eDistribution. Easy to use and packed with industry-leading capabilities, eDistribution is a web portal for distributing, managing, and organizing project bids.
Speed the Bid Cycle, Improve Bid Quality
With eDistribution, Invitations To Bid (ITB) are distributed to multiple contractors at the same time, ensuring your project attracts the right contractors at a competitive price.
eDistribution is available as a password-protected site for private projects, letting you control who can bid on your projects. You’ll have the tools necessary to send notifications, track communication, and view various bid documents. Public sites let you take full advantage of eDistribution’s sizable subcontractor database.
Whether your project is public or private, flexible and automated controls ensure all bidders have the latest information to accurately bid the project. You can monitor pre-bid activity and take action as needed, such as contacting subcontractors before the bid date closes to avoid date extensions or low bid activity – both costly to a project owner.
Hosted Solution – Local Expert Support
This hosted web application is available to bidding contractors 24/7 without a membership or subscription fee. Because eDistribution is hosted and supported by your local certified Construction Information Manager (IM), project set-up is fast and easy. Your IM performs the processing, distribution, and communication for the bid phase of your project, alleviating the need for IT resources.
Detailed records are maintained for all addenda distributed. Reporting is provided that details every company who has visited the project page and viewed plan information.
eDistribution projects can be easily moved to eCommunication for the construction phase. Flexible pricing options, from owner centric to contractor distributed options for bid sets.
Flexible Arrangements — Public or Custom Site
Larger establishments with frequent project bidding may opt for a custom eDistribution site. Custom sites have a unique web address and give you the reins to manage and control the bid process.
With our new enhanced software, we allow download availability. We will allow clients to purchase downloads at a specific cost per project. We will only send out complete projects in PDF format. No select sheets will be allowed. This gives the contractor everything at their fingertips. We do this in the best interest of the Owner/ Architect/Contractor. No partial sets means no partial bids and no unnecessary claims or change orders later.
Another major upgrade in our new software is the shopping cart function. A contractor can now order multiple jobs and multiple items all in one transaction. The customized shopping cart is designed around the flexibility of the order that allows the user to specify different addresses for items and utilize various and multiple payment methods all at once.