About Quick Bid

Quick Bid is a construction estimating solution that helps organizations deal with bid jobs quicker and with more accuracy. Quick Bid helps contractors reduce discrepancies, identify risk factors, gain material quotes, and generate multiple reports. The software supports a variety of trades including, electrical, concrete, firestopping, interiors, flooring, landscape, roofing, masonry, steel framing, and woodworking.

Seamless integration with On-Screen Takeoff allows users to perform quantity surveys and transit data directly to Quick Bid. The platform streamlines the estimating process by automating and consolidating various functions, and minimizing miscommunications and duplications. Organizations can see immediate improvements in efficiency, as well as reduce manual data-entry errors. With ‘bid areas’, users can divide quantities by building, floor, room, wing, or elevation, and create stocking lists by those areas.

The Quick Bid platform allows bids to be adjusted easily, allowing for last-minute addendum changes to be recalculated. Users can manage bids with the solution's 'Bid Navigator' that creates tabs for each bid and allows users to view conditions, equipment, labor, markups, and materials. The master database tables enable users to build price bids, modify and manage contacts, manufacturers, assemblies, and account codes.

Quick Bid helps eradicate inconsistent bidding by automating the estimating process which includes quantification of material waste, current cost identification, and quote comparisons from suppliers. Users with a maintenance subscription have access to eQuotes, which allows them to send and receive quotes from suppliers electronically. Quick Bid offers custom or template assemblies in order to generate more accurate and detailed bids.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Quick Bid

  • With Quick Bid, users can efficiently generate new estimates to increase the chances of winning more bids.

  • Quick Bid’s databases automatically create a resource library of equipment, supplier parts, and material costs.

  • The platform helps organizations pull takeoff summaries to pinpoint accurate material and labor costs.

  • Quick Bid helps organizations reduce calculation errors by enabling users to track and calculate square footage, linear runs, counts, and more in real time.

  • Quick Bid provides thirteen built-in reports that are sorted into four distinct categories including bid reports, analysis reports, labor reports and materials reports.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    Not provided by vendor

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Quick Bid Software - Quick Bid streamlines the estimating process by minimizing data-entry errors, miscommunications, duplications, and manual calculation mistakes
    Quick Bid Software - Easily assemble, summarize, price, and submit
    Quick Bid Software - Eliminate inconsistent bidding
    Quick Bid Software - Never miss a piece or part
    Quick Bid Software - Seamless integration with On-Screen Takeoff
    Quick Bid Software - Quickly analyze detailed reports
    Quick Bid Software - Master database tables
    Quick Bid Software - Users can send, manage, and award supplier quotes using eQuotes
    Quick Bid Software - Condition detail and bid areas
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    Quick Bid Software - Quick Bid streamlines the estimating process by minimizing data-entry errors, miscommunications, duplications, and manual calculation mistakes
    Quick Bid Software - Easily assemble, summarize, price, and submit
    Quick Bid Software - Eliminate inconsistent bidding
    Quick Bid Software - Never miss a piece or part
    Quick Bid Software - Seamless integration with On-Screen Takeoff
    Quick Bid Software - Quickly analyze detailed reports
    Quick Bid Software - Master database tables
    Quick Bid Software - Users can send, manage, and award supplier quotes using eQuotes
    Quick Bid Software - Condition detail and bid areas

    Features

    Total features of Quick Bid: 20

    • Accounting Integration
    • Bid Management
    • Cost Database
    • Cost Estimating
    • Customizable Templates
    • Estimating
    • For AEC Industry
    • Historical Database
    • Job Costing Software
    • Project Estimating
    • Project Management Software
    • Project Templates
    • Proposal Generation
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Status Tracking
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Takeoff Software
    • Task Scheduling
    • What-if Analysis

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    3.6 /5
    (10)
    Value for Money
    2.3/5
    Features
    3.4/5
    Ease of Use
    3.5/5
    Customer Support Software
    3.3/5

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    Karen
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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    Reviewed on 2016-10-03

    This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. There are more tools than we are really...

    This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. There are more tools than we are really equipped to use.

    Pros

    Flexible for our needs

    Cons

    Getting help if something goes wrong requires putting in a help request and waiting for an appointment with a specialist.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I don't usually gush over a program, but when I do it's Quick Bid....

    Reviewed on 2018-12-03

    Wonderful. I don't priase software companies very often, or to such an extent, but OCS deserves...

    Wonderful. I don't priase software companies very often, or to such an extent, but OCS deserves accolades on this. Let's see if they can keep it up now that they are part of a MUCH larger company (Roper Technologies). I'm a lifer and deep into this program. I've set up 3 different companies that I've worked for. A fully portable database helps a lot...

    Pros

    Just about everything. Fully functional (maybe TOO functional!) and fully customizable, to a fully trained estimator this program is a pleasure! It allows me to get as granular as I need to, yet it's as easy as pulling a takeoff in OST to get a price if you have your pricing already inputted. Also service! Their service is the BEST! Great techs, great account reps, everyone is always willing and eager to help! Never had an issue they couldn't solve. Also, they are very receptive to new ideas and features and uaully try to incorporate them quickly into the software

    Cons

    It's getting bloated, and it's beginning to hang up on starts. Too many 'general exception faults' on startup now. I hope they get this fixed, it's time consuming and would think it embarrassing to OCS

    Sean
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Another let down customer

    Reviewed on 2016-08-19

    Used the program for a few years It is a good program for doing take offs .mpaid just under $4k for...

    Used the program for a few years It is a good program for doing take offs .mpaid just under $4k for the licence so it is fairly pricey than similar systems on the market. Fairly dumb program in that to do a complete build up estimate you Either have to pay another 4K for quick bid or develop a excel spreadsheet and live link the data which is sometime temperamental . Back up service in Australia is poor referring you to a contact in Brisbane which is pretty useless when your in Perth. Diassaponted in paying just under 4 k for the program and then receiving a email a few months ago saying I need to purchase a new licence as they are no longer supporting the dongle security versions . Would have expected a longer life out of this program will be looking at other software such as costx which is cheaper and offers more functionality .

    Pros

    Ease of use

    Cons

    Cost versus life span disappointing

    Response from On Center Software

    We apologize for your negative experience. Numerous phone calls and emails regarding the change from dongles to activation codes have been attempted but it appears that the phone number we have on file is no longer in service. Please contact Crystal Barger, Client Services Manager, to update your contact information and to upgrade to your free On-Screen Takeoff version that utilizes activation codes.

    Vanessa
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    It has been difficult to learn, but it is getting easier the more I play with the program.

    Reviewed on 2017-08-08

    Our company benefits with putting bids together faster and creating a proposal with the cost and...

    Our company benefits with putting bids together faster and creating a proposal with the cost and scope of work there.

    Pros

    It calculates the amount of labor cost, payroll cost and material cost. It also has Units of Measure that comes in handy when working on a bid. I also like that I can create a proposal and send a breakdown of cost for the material for each project or field.

    Cons

    The codes and sections are the most difficult. I have had to create different codes for the same type of material with different styles because the cost will not adjust to the style. Although there are Units of Measure there is not one for tons. And our company works with tonnage but substitute it with EACH.

    Paul
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for Free Trial
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Has really speeded up our activities

    Reviewed on 2018-11-05

    Pros

    The ability to produce estimates much more accurately and quickly has been useful

    Cons

    Some team members found it took them a while to adapt

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    Quick Bid has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    Quick Bid supports the following languages:

    English

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    Quick Bid offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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