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PennBid Provides Tremendous Value to Bidders

Quickly, efficiently, and accurately providing quotes and proposals is the life blood for contractors and bidders. However, traditional paper-based bidding is filled with inefficiencies and costs the bidders must incur, regardless of their success. Purchasing plans and specifications, physically driving back and forth to pick up/drop off documents and bids – these are all steps that cost bidders money just to be able to participate. Don’t worry, there is a better way.

With a one-time, no-cost registration, PennBid provides a multitude of benefits geared at saving bidders time and money. Decreasing the cost of participation is key to attracting more bidders. And while bidder interest is heavily influenced by the type and scope of individual projects, agencies using PennBid frequently see an increase in the number of bidders considering their projects and opportunities.

Key benefits for vendors include:

  • NO subscription or registration fees
  • Access to bids from over 1,900 public agencies and private firms
  • No cost for plans, specifications, and bidding documents
  • Automatic notification of bid opportunities
  • Ask questions, see posted questions and receive answers through the Program.
  • Submit/revise/withdraw bids and proposals through secure, online sealed-bid platform.
  • 24/7 access from any internet connected device

How is this possible? Only vendors who are awarded contracts are assessed a modest, capped fee of 1/3 of 1% of the contract value for fixed fee contracts, and 1/6 of 1% of the contract value for term contracts. There is a minimum award fee of $100 and is capped at $5,000 (+ tax). Bidders who are not awarded a contract, pay nothing.

Isn’t this increasing the overall cost for bidders, you ask? Not at all. In fact, when you compare the PennBid fee to the investment bidders have in the paper-based process (costs that occur on every project, but can only be recouped if successful), the PennBid fee is generally considerably less.

Register today and join the growing list of Vendors/Bidders using PennBid.

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The work is done in a matter of minutes instead of days. All I can say is THANK YOU!
– Reading Area Community College
PennBid is a win-win for all parties, saving us and our clients time and money.
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
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
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 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
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 is saving us, our bidders, and most importantly, our clients a great deal of time and money.
– Andersen Engineering
As a somewhat technologically challenged person, I have been thrilled by the willingness of the PennBid staff to work with me, teach me (sometimes twice), humor me and eventually provide me with exactly what I wanted. They really do go above and beyond what could normally be expected, and I am very grateful for that!
– Lower Saucon Authority
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
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