Public Agencies – Streamline Bid Management
Public agencies are tasked with providing cost-effective, reliable services, often with limited resources. PennBid’s powerful system streamlines the bid management process for all public & local government agencies: Cities, Counties, Townships, Towns, Boroughs, Authorities and more. With PennBid, you reach more qualified bidders, save time and money, and promote compliance throughout your bidding process. Make your organization efficient and effective by having the ability to quickly and easily review and award your bids and RFPs.
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 agencies posting and managing bids at NO COST!
Save Time and Money 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.
Get More Qualified Bidder Responses
Over 36,000 bidder/vendor companies have come to rely on PennBid as a source for public agency RFPs, RFQs, and quotes. By eliminating the cost of participation, PennBid lets bidders pursue more opportunities while promoting greater competition, inclusion, and better pricing.
Receive More Accurate & Complete Bids
PennBid puts powerful tools at your fingertips to ensure bidders adhere to key elements of the bidding process. This includes all required pricing information, along with documents to be included with submission. No more incomplete bids! Further, PennBid tracks all actions creating an auditable log of your entire bidding process.
Save on Advertising & Notifications
While most public agencies are still required to advertise their projects in local newspapers, PennBid has helped countless agencies drastically reduce the cost of advertising. By developing sample ad templates that include key elements required by most procurement codes, you can eliminate the added “fluff” and lower the cost of you advertisements.
Eliminate Bidding Paperwork
Printing & delivery of paper bids is both wasteful and error-prone. With electronic bid forms, changes can be made any time before bids are due, allowing bidders to easily address last-minute changes. For public agencies, this means instantly retrieve complete, submitted bids and view automated bid tabulations that can easily be analyzed and exported.
Powerful Bid Review, Analytic & Reporting Tools
Imagine opening your bids and instantly having an automatic tabulation of results. PennBid’s enhanced analytic tools and customizable reports allow you to quickly compare and evaluate bid submissions and many other performance metrics.
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.
Promote Bid Management Compliance
PennBid puts the tools at your fingertips to ensure bidders adhere to key elements of the bidding process, as required by your agency. This includes all required information and documents to be submitted. No more incomplete bids!