SmartBid Reviews

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December 27, 2019
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I can’t speak for a general contractor, but I can say the general contractors that send invites to us (who use this program) tend to win a good number of jobs. I believe there are other features for general contractors that we do not have access to as a subcontractor. However, it is free for us to use once we’ve been invited and it does help us manage estimates from multiple contractors.
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February 06, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SmartBid is excellent for any subcontractor that is receiving and all of their information from an awarded general contractor. It does a great job of posting addenda, RFI responses, and other changes throughout the bid process, so you are never out of the loop. It might not be as useful to a subcontractor that hasn't been invited to bid on a project yet.
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December 13, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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As mentioned before in some of the previous questions, the confidentiality agreement feature is extremely helpful. I have worked on several projects where it's so early in the design phase that the documents are considered confidential and we are required to get a signed NDA from every person who sees the documents. This feature makes it extremely painless. SmartBidNet is less appropriate if you're just doing a quick cost exercise where you might not need to contact several subs. It's easier to just use email and a cloud sharing program like Box or Egnyte.
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August 31, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It's a great tool for bidding but that is all. There is no project management integration so you need a separate program.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Plan distribution & viewing (3)
9.5
Document sharing (3)
9.5
RFI tools (2)
10.0
Collaboration & approvals (1)
10
Mobile app (1)
10

What is SmartBid?

SmartBid is a construction bid management software for general contractors worldwide. The pre-construction software simplifies bid management for prime, commercial and residential general contractors. With SmartBid, users can access a secure web-based and mobile platform to streamline their bid project data, documents, and subcontractor communications. The vendor says by using their robust and customizable system, general contractors can take advantage of a number of value-added partnerships and integrations that provide them a wide range of tools and modules to simplify, integrate and customize their pre-construction process. All data and projects are guaranteed private and secure, only shared with those given authorized access, promises the vendor. With unlimited 24/7 live support, the vendor says they guarantee users, their subcontractors, unmatched customer success in their pre-construction process.

Categories:  Construction

SmartBid Features

Construction Project & Field Management Features

Has featurePlan distribution & viewing
Has featureDocument sharing
Has featureRFI tools
Has featureCollaboration & approvals
Has featureMobile app
Additional Features
Has featureSend Invitations to Bid
Has featureCompare Subcontractor Bids
Has featureTrack Subcontractor Compliance
Has featureManage Subcontractor Data
Has featureShare Project Documents
Has featurePrequalify Subcontractors
Has featureFind Qualified Subcontractors

SmartBid Screenshots

SmartBid Videos (4)

SmartBid Integrations

Procore, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox, STACK Estimating & Takeoff, Autodesk BIM 360, Cloud Storage, Plans4Less, SmartInsight, ConsensusDocs, Marsh, Dun & Bradstreet, ConstructConnect

SmartBid Competitors

SmartBid Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

As a cloud-based solution, our clients can scale their access annually depending on the number of users. Subcontractors invited to bid or prequalify in the system receive access at no cost.

SmartBid Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
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Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase

SmartBid Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Supported Countries:United States, Canada
Supported Languages: English