Integration Streamlines the Pre-Construction Bid Management Pipeline, so Contractors Win More Bids
SUGAR LAND, TX and HENDERSON, NV – March 8, 2023 – HCSS, a leading provider of innovative software that helps heavy civil businesses streamline their operations, announces a partnership and integration with PipelineSuite, a leading bid solicitation software solution. HCSS HeavyBid integrates with PipelineSuite, a suite of software modules that streamline the pre-construction bid management "pipeline" more efficiently so users can win more bids.
By streamlining the bid solicitation process, HeavyBid users save time and money, increasing efficiencies, productivity, and profitability.
“Customers want to streamline their business operations and eliminate duplicate data entry,” says Rick Dill, President, and CEO, PipelineSuite. “Many of our clients use HeavyBid, so it is a natural choice for us to integrate with the solution to make business easier for customers. PipelineSuite is flexible, which allows heavy civil contractors to do business the way they want to do business.”
“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with a partner that has been as dedicated to building a great solicitation process as we have been to building estimating, operations, and fleet software,” says Amanda Ayles, HeavyBid Product Manager at HCSS. “This partnership, and the resulting integrations, are a part of the ongoing commitment we have to serve the heavy civil industry and helping our customers bid more of the right work in less time.”
Bid Solicitations and Addendum Notices
PipelineSuite allows contractors to send bid solicitations and addendum notices in a fraction of the time. The tool refines the bid solicitation process of creating bidder lists and sending out invitations with the fewest clicks.
HCSS and PipelineSuite Features
PipelineSuite contains a robust, searchable directory of subcontractors in the USA and Canada, augmenting current databases when there is a lack of coverage in a particular area or trade. HCSS users gain access to additional subcontractors they may not know about, extending their coverage area. Other PipelineSuite features allow users to:
- Send out bid invites and addendum notices, then track responses.
- Invited subcontractors can access the plan room without registering or logging in, eliminating roadblocks.
- Acknowledge which subs have opened the email and accessed the plan room.
- Quickly edit contact info and emails on bidder lists using inline editing, then resend in one click.
- Create and send prequalification forms with a highly customizable drag-and-drop form builder.
- Create custom fields to track whatever is important to your business, such as insurance expiration dates and more.
DOT contractors can prove they meet government requirements to solicit bids from a certain percentage of minority, women-owned, or disabled veteran firms, for example. PipelineSuite provides a single source of truth that is the most current information, ensuring bids go to the right subcontractors.
Since 2002, PipelineSuite® has provided robust, cutting-edge bid solicitation software that allows its users to send bid invitations in minutes and addenda notices in seconds. Bid Invitations are sent in a personalized and unique way, resulting in very high response rates. PipelineSuite® is a customizable platform, allowing its users to own, control, and edit its vendor/contacts database, trades, and forms on the fly. The pre-qualification module makes it easy to track which subcontractors are qualified, helping mitigate risk.
HCSS is the trusted leader in construction software for estimating, field entry, project management, safety, digital plans, fleet management, and telematics. For 35 years, the company has used annual user group meetings to listen to customers resulting in innovative software to manage every part of the project lifecycle. With 24/7 instant support and a proven implementation process, HCSS has helped improve operations for over 3,500 companies ranging from $1M to billions in revenue across the United States and Canada. HCSS, a 15-time Best Place to Work in Texas, has a unique 12-acre campus in Sugar Land, Texas, with three buildings capable of housing 700 employees.