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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.

Thank you for the little tweaks, fixes and add ons when I have a new item on PennBid! Much appreciated, and I notice them! It helps me remember to do them, next go-around.
– City of Williamsport
PennBid is saving us, our bidders, and most importantly, our clients a great deal of time and money.
– Andersen Engineering
PennBid simplifies & expedites the bidding process, and aggravation with answering bidders’ questions and issuing addenda is greatly reduced. Our clients love PennBid because it saves them money.
– McCormick Taylor, Inc.
PennBid’ s customer service is astounding!
– City of Williamsport
Just wanted to say that I am very impressed with the capabilities of PennBid. We’ve had an amazing response. My sincere thanks.
– Tinicum Township
Carroll Engineering Corporation (CEC) has been utilizing PennBid since 2010 and has been well received by our clients. PennBid represented a major improvement to the bidding landscape by increasing project awareness and by facilitating communications during the bid process.
– Carroll Engineering Corp.
From an owner’s perspective, PennBid adds immense value: Speed, security of bids or proposals, immediate notifications or addenda, complex project awarding – all done with just a couple mouse clicks. You guys have literally thought of everything!
– City of Williamsport
Very smooth. I keep thinking I must be forgetting something, because of the absence of contractor & vendor calls, no project log to update, bid form math to tabulate, etc. Very great!
– Herbert, Rowland, & Grubic, Inc.
Using PennBid allows T&M and our clients to save precious time and money. When coupled with its ability to streamline communications, stable platform, and ease of use, PennBid is a real “win-win” for everyone.
– T&M Associates
PennBid is a win-win for all parties, saving us and our clients time and money.
– RETTEW
PennBid has streamlined the entire bidding process into a user-friendly platform with an unbelievable staff that are always willing to assist.
– KLH Engineers, Inc.
PennBid makes bidding projects easy! Not only does it save time and money, but it also maximizes exposure to potential bidders and maintains records of all bid-related activity for you.
– Entech Engineering
We efficiently distributed documents electronically, easily responded to questions, and managed addenda. We look forward to introducing the Program to other clients.
– Pennoni Associates
PennBid streamlines the bidding process for our clients’ capital projects allowing us to provide timely communications to clients & bidders through simultaneous notifications, helping us deliver efficient service to better manage the bidding process.
– RETTEW
The work is done in a matter of minutes instead of days. All I can say is THANK YOU!
– Reading Area Community College
PennBid saves time, money, aggravation, gray hair, and trees. Any public agency that bids projects the “old” way does not know what they are missing.
– BCM Engineering
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