Many subcontractors waste a lot of time finding the correct information before they even begin working on a bid. Usually, teams store bid updates and files in email and desktop folders, calendars, whiteboards, and notebooks. This results in data being stored in multiple silos, with no easy way to view all of the data in one place. If you also track bids on a spreadsheet, that’s one more place for you to manually enter and update info when addenda or changes occur, and necessary steps can get missed — costing you time and money.
You know how you put your car keys in the same place every day, and then one day, you don’t? You usually lose a lot of time retracing your steps to find those keys! This happens in the bidding process all the time.
If you keep all necessary bid requirements, files, due dates, and team communication in one place, it will prevent information from slipping through the cracks or ending up in the wrong place. Even though you can eventually find what you’re looking for, you lose valuable time that could be spent on winning more bids.