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What is HeavyBid?

HeavyBid, the market leader in construction estimating and bidding software, helps you standardize your estimating process across your company to help you create more accurate bids in less time.

Industry-Leading Estimating and Bidding Software

used by more than 50,000 estimators and 48 of the ENR Top 50 Heavy Civil Contractors.
Desktop
Cloud

Key Benefits

  • Dramatically increase productivity to bid more work in less time.
  • Significantly reduce errors.
  • Standardize the estimating process to reduce omissions.
  • Spend more time thinking about your estimate.
  • Check your estimate against historical bids or actual jobs.
  • Manage bid day activity for the best possible bid.
  • Share data with DOTs, Excel, Primavera P3 and P6, MS Project, HeavyJob, accounting systems, etc.

VERSIONS   |   Basic, Advanced, and Comprehensive
HOSTING OPTIONS   |   Network, HCSS Cloud, Enterprise, or Standalone

Why You Need HeavyBid

With three different levels of software and the best trainers and support in the industry, we can help you build an estimating process that makes your company more competitive.

Manage the Bid

Submit the most advantageous bid quickly and efficiently with automatic pricing calculations and the ability to manage spreads, indirect costs, minority requirements, and last-minute changes with just the click of a button.

Bid More Work

Build your estimates faster with timesaving features and multiple estimating data sources, like direct import from DOT systems, copy from previous estimate or master template, access to historical estimating and performance data, and integrated RSMeans assemblies.

Reduce Mistakes

Eliminate complex spreadsheets and broken formulas with a system that automatically catches potential errors and brings you right to them. Mark items for review and track all edits to analyze your estimates before they’re submitted.

How Companies Use HeavyBid

Customize Your Bids

Estimates are completely independent of one another, allowing you flexibility and creativity when structuring and estimating projects.

Break It Down

Separate larger, more complex jobs into smaller, more manageable and detailed pieces with multi-level breakdowns.

Get More Organized

Handle any bidding situation and organize your bid based on what matters most to you, with flexible labor and equipment cost methods, cost types, mark-up capabilities, and a versatile work breakdown structure.

Where HeavyBid Fits In

HeavyBid streamlines your operations by integrating directly with the other software you use to run your business.

Integrate with Accounting

Send your budget to more than 45 construction accounting programs, from Quickbooks to J.D. Edwards and SAP.

Integrate with HCSS

Import estimate info to HCSS HeavyJob job management software to automatically create crews and cost codes, to HCSS Dispatcher to create schedules and request resources, and to HCSS Safety to create required safety meetings, inspections, and JHAs.

Integrate with Scheduling

Send estimates to scheduling software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 to create budgets and production plans.

Make IT Happy

Three different versions and multiple hosting options are available to fit any organization’s size and IT department requirements.
HeavyBid - Where It Fits In

The Features You Need

Streamline Your Operations Between the Field and the Office

Manage Subcontractors and Supplier Quotes

Automatically Identify the Most Advantageous Quote

Handle Unit Price, Lump Sum, Design-Build, and Joint Venture Bids

Mark Items for Review

Manage Spreads and Indirect Costs

Perform Automatic Pricing Calculations

Flexible Labor and Equipment Cost Methods and Cost Types

Copy From Previous Estimate or Master Template

Manage DBEs and Minority Requirements

Eliminate Spreadsheet Management and Broken Formulas

Flexible Work Breakdown Structure

Access Historical Estimating and Performance Data

Import Bid Forms and RFPs Directly From DOT Websites

Track Edits with Audit Trails

Run Reports and Create Key Indicators to Analyze Bids Against Benchmarks

Integrate with RSMeans for Average Industry Costs

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some key questions you may have regarding HeavyBid or HCSS.

What is HeavyBid?

HeavyBid allows you to use historical cost and production data to create more accurate bids and allows you to automatically identify the most advantageous quote with automatic pricing calculations that make close the bid fast and easy.

How much does HeavyBid cost?

Pricing for HeavyBid software and training varies greatly and is tailored specifically for each customer. The HCSS sales team will provide you with a quote based on your company’s needs and bidding requirements, including the number of HeavyBid users you will have.

How much does implementation cost?

Price for HeavyBid implementation at your company is $3,300 per day for one trainer, or $4,700 for two trainers.

How many licenses should I buy?

The number of HeavyBid licenses you need depends on your company size and the number of people who will be accessing the estimating system.

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Learn On Your Own

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Personalized Demo

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