SmartBid is the best tool (and only one I've used) for bid distribution
April 17, 2018

SmartBid is the best tool (and only one I've used) for bid distribution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SmartBid

It is primarily used by our estimating department to send out invitations to bidders.
  • It stores the bid documents all in one place.
  • Easy way to effectively communicate with a large number of people at once.
  • The emails are pretty instantaneous when they get sent out.
  • The interface seems dated.
  • Most subcontractors can figure out how to get the documents, but very few actually respond to the emails as to whether or not they will be bidding.
  • It is a big time saver compared to sending out individual emails.
  • It saves time in having multiple individual databases for company contact info.
  • It ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
I have not used another other companies similar to SmartBid
For a publicly bid project, it is a great way to issue documents and scope sheets to all of the bidders in our database.