You hear it time and again: construction is a relationship-based industry. Because of this, many subcontractors think general contractors prefer a personal touch and forgo bidding on projects online for the more traditional route of phone calls and face-to-face meetings. While those things still hold weight, those methods alone aren’t sustainable with the direction the new preconstruction process is headed, and it’s changing the qualities general contractors look for in their subcontractors.
With a high project volume and tight headlines, it’s more important than ever for general contractors to have their data centralized. Here’s why general contractors prefer subcontractors to submit their bids online.