Save time on collecting and comparing construction bids
General contractor bidding software for estimators and project managers to submit bid requests and evaluate proposals.
You can link your tenders to your budgets and see exactly what jobs you made a profit on. Have your subcontractors upload bids without you having to do anything additionally.
Free 14-day full-featured trial. Full access. No credit card required.
Prepare and send out the bid request with ease
General contractors have a lot of suppliers and often also mainly work with subcontractors. This means that you need to get bids from your suppliers before the work starts.
Creating a bid request is easier than via e-mail. You enter your subject, description, select the documents you want to share with your subcontractors. After that, you select the subcontractors from your subcontractor database.
The subcontractors then submit their bids with the structure that you defined. They can make changes to prices, job descriptions, and quantities themselves as well. The changes to quantities and prices are highlighted to you when analyzing.
Compare the offers from your subcontractors side by side
You can see exactly who looked at the bid request and the documents. In addition to that, you can also clearly see who already submitted their bid and who didn’t.
If you need more bids to make a decision, then easily follow up with the subcontractors that have not read the documents or haven’t made a bid yet.
All bids are received in one format and are ready to be compared line-by-line, side-by-side.
When you have found a bid that you are happy with, you can easily convert it into a contract and start tracking the contract fulfillment.
Get started with this general contractor bidding software now! Free for 14 days. No credit card required.
Our customers about us
“I wanted to escape the spreadsheets, escape the manual data entry, and look for ways to stay on top of the budget numbers. It’s challenging within a development company to keep on top of your numbers.
So I came across Planyard in a search to improve the budget management processes and, to make my own life easier.
Planyard does that, and it takes your project budget and puts it very clearly on screen for you so you have a live real-time picture of where your project budget is at any given point.”
Manager, Higgihaus Developments
“I have been working on cloud accounting tools like Xero and Quickbooks which are excellent, but they don’t have a specific construction-based costing tool.
Construction companies rely on expensive quantity surveyors and project managers to do a lot of data input on packages such as Excel which takes them away from focusing on value-added activities and driving the profit growth.
When I came across Planyard, I was relieved that there was finally a solution to this problem. Quotes, subcontract orders, purchase orders, invoices, progress bills, etc are put on the system and it’s linked directly to the budget, CVRs, subcontractors, and the suppliers. This is making people’s lives a lot easier. Data is at hand, it’s automated and it gets everyone away from the out-dated requirement to fill out spreadsheets.”
“I would say that Planyard is a great way to easily and conveniently track your job costs in one place. It keeps track of all of the documents and the numbers in one place.
If there’s some problem with the budget, it just tells you what you need to fix and you’ll be fine. It really just kind of thinks a step ahead for you.”
Partner, TITN Development
“We save four working days each month per project manager. The biggest efficiency booster came from getting rid of duplicate data entry.”
Head of Construction, Kaamos Group
“We wanted to know before a project finished whether we were going to make a profit or not. Planyard has allowed us to do that. We can see exactly which jobs are profitable and which ones are not, so that we can make changes on the go.”
Member Of The Board, Hausers
Still using Excel for budget management?
There’s a better way.
Spreadsheets are not the best way for managing job costs
- It’s too easy to make mistakes;
- You can’t see behind the numbers;
- It’s hard to standardize and ensure compliance;
- There’s no real-time overview of profitability forecasts;
- It means duplicate work for PMs and accountants.
Planyard saves time and nerves
Follow your budget in real time and take immediate action when errors occur. Job costs are organized, and fully searchable and accessible for forecasting, project management and more.