Architects and Engineers – Focus on Design, Not Bidding
Architects and Engineers are routinely seeking ways to remain competitive, all while providing exceptional service to their clients. PennBid provides a level of efficiency that can’t be beat. With PennBid providing significant time and cost saving, your firm can focus on what you do best – designing and building projects – while passing savings on to your clients.
Forget subscription-based services or developing your own system. With a unique business model developed through a public-private collaboration, PennBid is provided to all design firms posting and managing bids at NO COST.
Leverage Historical Pricing Data
Tired of guessing or trying to research pricing trends when budgeting or estimating projects? With PennBid’s Historical Unit Cost feature you can query the extensive database to access unit costs, pricing differentials, and full descriptions, including unit quantity covering all projects in the system. Further, results can be sorted/filtered by geography and time frame.
Trusted By Over 300 Design Firms
Used by over 1,300 public agencies and 300 design firms, PennBid has become the region leader in online bid management. This experience benefits your organization not only through our industry-leading sealed-bid platform, but also from the real-world knowledge of our Team and dedication to customer service. We have become a trusted partner and routinely provide guidance and assistance on best practices and other procurement-related issues.
No Cost to You or Your Clients
PennBid is provided at absolutely no cost to architects and engineers who post and manage bids. Our unique business model was developed through a public/private partnership geared at minimizing the time and costs for everyone involved, a true “win-win.”
Simple Automated Bidder Notifications
Keeping bidders accurately informed is an integral part of the competitive bidding process. PennBid allows you to answer questions, issue addenda, or distribute other communications with just a few mouse clicks, ensuring all bidders get the same information every time.
Issue Addenda in Less Than 15 Seconds
Upload your addenda documents, notify the bidders and you’re done. Yes, with just 5 mouse clicks and 15 seconds your addendum is issued to your entire bidders’ list with automatic delivery verification!
Spend Less Time on Bid Management
On average, PennBid reduces the time and energy associated with bid management by 80%. Our intuitive platform allows even first-time users to effectively manage their solicitations with minimal effort. And if needed, PennBid has tons of resources to assist, including unlimited, free live support.
Tiered Access & Permission Roles
For larger organizations or those wishing to separate departmental access to specified bids, PennBid offers a Tiered Access structure that allows each agency to customize their organizational use of the program. Further, with numerous permission roles ranging from “Read Only” to a “Controller” role that limits bid opening to dedicated personnel, PennBid can be configured to meet any organization’s needs.