June 5, 2012 – The entire process for bidding projects, from sending out bid invitations to making sure youâ€™ve got coverage on bid day, can be overwhelming and occasionally chaotic.
That is, unless youâ€™re one of the thousands of general contractors who utilize a fully integrated online solution like iSqFt for General Contractors.
iSqFtâ€™s award-winning online solution helps general contractors manage every aspect of the preconstruction process including:
Document, Vendor, and Communication Management, Subcontractor Prequalification, and even finding Project Leads.
Document Management- One of the most costly and time-consuming challenges general contractors face in the preconstruction process is distributing their documents to their bidders. Thatâ€™s why we wanted to make uploading, managing, and distributing documents simpler for general contractors. Every document you post, from plans and specs to addenda, is accessible to all bidders you invite, ensuring that everyone involved in the project has quick, easy access to the most up-to-date documents, every time.
Vendor Management- iSqFt helps general contractors organize and store all their contacts. When you need to find bidders, iSqFt allows for quick, efficient access to the people you know and trust. And when you need additional coverage, or even just to keep your regular bidders honest, iSqFt gives you the ability to find and contact any of the thousands subcontractors and suppliers in iSqFtâ€™s public directory.
Communications Management- iSqFt gives general contractors more efficiency with quick, automated bid notification and addenda distribution. And through iSqFt, your bidders can respond with their bid intentions and even send you RFIâ€™s for clarification. This keeps all your bidders up to speed, simplifying the construction bidding process for you, the general contractor.
Subcontractor Prequalification - Getting the right bids to the right people can be a time-consuming process. iSqFt gives general contractors an integrated prequalification management tool that helps ensure that the subcontractors you invite are the able to perform on your project, saving you time and headaches during the estimating process.
Project Leads- iSqFt offers the most complete project listing of publicly bidding projects in the industry. Whether you use it to help fill holes in your bid calendar or simply for the integration to create projects and bid work with fewer clicks of the mouse, iSqFtâ€™s online plan room gives general contractors another time-saving advantage.
Many will tell you that all general contractors are different, but in the end they all share many of the same challenges. If finding a way to bid, and ultimately win work more efficiently and regularly is your problem â€“ iSqFt is your solution.