SmartBid is a smart choice
December 27, 2019

SmartBid is a smart choice

Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SmartBid

Currently, we use SmartBid to manage multiple estimating projects. My responsibilities fall more towards an administrative role with some estimating. As a subcontractor, we receive a high volume of invites from multiple contractors. Having access to this program allows multiple estimators to be involved across our different office locations.
  • Email alerts for invites, withdraws, addendum and special notes.
  • Quickly respond bidding/unsure/not bidding.
  • Ability to download all without having to be a zip file.
  • Provide a submittal board for questions and answers.
  • SmartBid helps eliminate jumping all over the place, all your invites are on one system.
  • It allows us to see who and how many general contractors are bidding, let’s us know if it’s a job worth spending time on.
SmartBid is used by more of the contractors that we happen to do lots of work with. It has basically the same features. However, SmartBid will let subcontractors view all the jobs a general contractor is bidding, even ones we were never invited to. So it has the potential to bring more opportunities.
We’ve never had any issues. But we’ve never had to contact support either.

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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.

SmartBid Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
Document sharing
RFI tools
Not Rated
Collaboration & approvals
Not Rated
Mobile app
Not Rated