BuildingConnected

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Bid tracking and management for construction contractors

About BuildingConnected

BuildingConnected is the all-in-one bid management platform for construction professionals. Connect owners, general contractors, and subcontractors through a real-time construction network of over 1 million.

With features such as invitation sending, bid management, bid leveling, advanced analytics & reporting, subcontractor qualification, and more, users are invited to bid on projects directly from inside the platform. From there, the full bidding process can be managed in a single location, from project drawings up to the final bid.

Compare bids side by side and level centrally to increase transparency. Edit scope sheets if additional information is surfaced after bids have been received, and include unsolicited bids when leveling. Access every bid version to revisit original values and proposals.

BuildingConnected enables the analysis and mitigation of subcontractor risk through TradeTapp, with support for the automatic import of subcontractor contact and qualification data through API. Advanced analytics and reporting provide users with the need-to-know data for informed decisions, including historical costs, subcontractor relationships, and more.


Key benefits of BuildingConnected

• Businesses can track project activities from drawings to final bidding from a centralized location.
• It helps users compare bids and gain insights into costs, business performance and historical relationships with customers through real-time analytics.
• Users can track documents, integrate the system with cloud storage applications and receive notifications about bid packages.
• Businesses can send branded bid invitations, manage bid leveling processes and monitor wins by location.


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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

My, how you've grown!

Reviewed on 20/12/2018

As a trade contractor doing about $5 million a year I've been getting plans and proposals from GC's...

As a trade contractor doing about $5 million a year I've been getting plans and proposals from GC's via BuildingConnected's 'Private plan room' for several years now. I've noticed recently the change in GUI and functionality and investigated. I wound up with a few days to test drive the full product and liked it quite a bit. Unfortunately I'm not convinced of the day to day justification for the high entry costs. It seems they are being stingy with features here under the misconception that trade contractors either aren't sophisticated enough or not large enough or don't have subcontractors of their own.

While using the test membership, I did the research and background work that I would normally do to decide if we will take on a new contractor on one that I found through the search engine on BuildingConnected. I found one in a few hours, one that we don't normally do business with but regularly does the $1 million pus jobs we normally do. I was surprised when they then responded a few days later with an Invitation to Bid (based they said on their research) on a project that was exactly the kind of project we find profitable, though not quite as large as we normally prefer. we could not do it, because it conflicted with another project we had on the schedule. Even if I had WON this job, the additional profit from it would have in large part gone to pay for the first year of membership. If the software DID MORE OR COST LESS we would have already purchased it....

Pros

The ability to find those GC's that are bidding on the same projects (why not submit your proposal to all bidders?) easily and accurately. The almost infinitely customizable search interface. Finding new GC's in regional markets and being able to research them and their projects BEFORE I ask to be included in ITB's! Integration with my current 'free' account.

Cons

Not an even rudimentary ability to manage MY subcontractors and vendors! They offer this feature in a richly granular way in the product they market to GC's, put a stripped down version HERE if you REALLY want to attract trade contractors!! Probably too costly for the returns for many trade contractors, yet not feature rich enough to appeal to larger trade contractors.

Daryl
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Favorable Review of Building Connected

Reviewed on 20/08/2020

Very Good. Customer support is outstanding!

Very Good. Customer support is outstanding!

Pros

Helps find subcontractors and Suppliers in new areas

Cons

Convincing our subs to submit their proposals through Building Connected

Bruce
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Building Connected - pros and cons

Reviewed on 25/08/2020

It is good for broadcasting bids, requires a lot of extra work to level bids and complete bid forms.

It is good for broadcasting bids, requires a lot of extra work to level bids and complete bid forms.

Pros

Nice interface, large list of available subs on the contact list

Cons

Many subcontractors struggle to use the software. It seems as if 1/3 to 1/2 of contacted subs do not get the message or do not respond

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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Bid invite system that's well worth the price

Reviewed on 08/05/2022

Overall, this system is amazing. Implementation was simple. You can choose to dial in your uploads...

Overall, this system is amazing. Implementation was simple. You can choose to dial in your uploads with the integration team or start from scratch. Training was in person and super easy and fast. Online videos are available and customer support can help. Estimating teams will be blown away with how easy it is to customize a bid form, collect bids, soft award, complete bid leveling, and win jobs.

Pros

There are so many pros to this online application. To keep it brief: implementation is fast, training is about 15 - 30 minutes, ease of use is insane, capabilities are off the wall with online customizable bid forms, easy file sharing, massively amazing messaging system, brilliant bid leveling online which can be exported and manipulated further, and more! On top of all this, Building Connected integrates with other systems that complete the entire bid to project to close out process.

Cons

The greatest con about this software is that any and everyone can create a fee company listing, so you may view vendor/sub information that's invalid. However, if someone's responsible and reports and edit Building Connected will fix this. Most people don't seem to take this action, though. So don't be surprised if some of the listed information isn't 100% accurate.

Mike
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My thoughts having used BUILDING CONNECTED for a number of years.......

Reviewed on 07/10/2020

Very useful & user friendly, in general.

Very useful & user friendly, in general.

Pros

Super user friendly (for most who are 'remotely' tech savvy )

Cons

I dislike that subcontractors who view the ITB can close it and do not have to confirm their intent, thus wasting a lot of time when we have to call "non-responders". A feature whereby they cannot leave the ITB without conforming their intent, either way. This would save DAYS of phone calls on each bid chasing people who have no intent of bidding. OR, non-responders should get a daily automatic reminder until they do respond either way of their intent. This would force (most of them) to eventually confirm their intent.

Additionally if subcontractors from outside a certain radius (say 75 or 100 miles) of the proposed project location could be removed or blocked from the list when searching for potential bidders, that would be super helpful.

And in closing, if subcontractors listed under a certain trade /scope, under "+ Invite bidders", could be for that particular trade/ scope. There are too many, say for example Painters under site work, or electricians under ceramic tile .... needs to be cleaned up.

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BuildingConnected offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$3,600.00/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact BuildingConnected for pricing information.

BuildingConnected has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

BuildingConnected supports the following languages:

English

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BuildingConnected integrates with the following applications:

Box, Egnyte, PlanGrid, Procore

BuildingConnected offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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