Our Top Picks

BuildingConnected
BuildingConnected
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Ticket, email
  • Integrations

BuildingConnected is an all-in-one bid management program that helps bid managers stay connected to their subs and vendors. Bid requests can be easily created within the program, and invitations to bid can be sent via email, which integrates seamlessly with the software. All bidder management and bid tracking can be done directly in the program, and its appealing interface makes it easy to navigate bids efficiently.

A free demo can be provided to new users by contacting BuildingConnected directly, and a custom quote can be provided upon request.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Bidder and proposal management
  • Free demo available for new users

Cons

  • Support is via ticketing/email and may be slow at times

Summary

BuildingConnected
BuildingConnected
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    ticket, email
  • Proposal Management
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Ticket, email
  • Integrations
CoConstruct
Coconstruct
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, email, live chat
  • Version control

Coconstruct is a simple bid management program that allows seamless communication between bid managers, subcontractors, and vendors. Files can be shared directly within the program, and bid requests can be created directly from estimates by simply pointing and clicking. Coconstruct integrates with a variety of email programs for direct communication from within the app.

Starting at $299 per month for the Plus 5 version and topping out at $499 per month for Plus 15, Coconstruct's tiered pricing ensures companies don't pay for more licenses than they require to conduct business. For new users, a free demo can be requested directly from the company.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Tiered pricing ensures users only pay for what they need
  • Features reporting and analytics

Cons

  • More expensive than other similar software
  • No RFP management

Summary

CoConstruct
Coconstruct
  • Starting Price
    • Plus 5: $299/month
    • Plus 10: $399/month
    • Plus 15: $499/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    phone, email, live chat
  • Proposal Management
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, email, live chat
  • Version control
Corecon
Corecon
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • File sharing

Built-in lead management, bid management, and bid-submission functionalities make Corecon an ideal software choice for construction bid managers. The software's user-friendly interface makes it easy for users to track when bids are submitted, as well as when they've been awarded or not awarded. Within the application, users can invite subcontractors and suppliers to bid on projects, share files, and discuss specifications.

Corecon is a relatively affordable bid management program at just $60 per month for each user. A free trial is also available for new users.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Seamless integrations with other programs
  • Android and iOS apps allow users to access the program from anywhere

Cons

  • No built-in proposal management

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $60.00/month/user
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    phone, email
  • Proposal Management
    no
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, email
  • File sharing
Isqft
Isqft
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone, email, live chat
  • Integrations

iSqFt features project search functionality and all-in-one bid management that makes it simple for bid managers and contractors to connect directly through the program. Risk management features help users ensure they're bidding on the right projects and using the program as efficiently as possible, while subcontractor management functionality ensures all construction contacts are stored in a single place.

iSqFt provides users with a custom quote that's based on their needs and the number of users that require access to the program. A free trial is also available to new users.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Variety of support options
  • Built-in bidder management

Cons

  • No RFP management

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    phone, email, live chat
  • Proposal Management
    no
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone, email, live chat
  • Integrations
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Procore
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, live chat
  • RFP management

Procore is designed to increase productivity for bid managers by acting as a single solution for bid package creation, bid sorting, and subcontract creation. Its simple interface allows users to quickly create and track bid invitations, which can be sent directly from within the program. In addition to bid management, Procore also offers a financial management software program, which can be integrated seamlessly for a continuous workflow.

Procore's Project Management software is available at a rate of $375 per month. Users who want to add on the Financial Management software can do so at a total cost of $549 per month. New users can request a free demo before committing to buy. 

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Integrates seamlessly with other programs
  • iOS and Android apps for on-the-go bid management

Cons

  • No free trial

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Project Management: $375/month
    • Project Management + Financial Management: $549/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    phone, live chat
  • Proposal Management
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone, live chat
  • RFP management

How We Chose the Best Construction Bid Management Software

There are several options on the market for construction bid management software. When we chose the best programs of 2021, we primarily focused on the following criteria.

Bid Management Features

Software that includes convenient construction bid management features topped our list. The features we looked for most include bidder management, proposal management, and RFP management.

Integrations

Integrations are a vital part of effectively using bid management software. It's important that users can easily connect their bid management software to financial software, inventory software, and email programs to stay productive while managing construction bids.

Reports

Reports and analytics are the best way to ensure software is being used as efficiently as possible. As such, we chose programs that feature comprehensive reporting tools that allow users to analyze and improve their bid management processes.