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Estimating Software for Gas & Electric Utilities

HCSS offers estimating software for utility companies involved in generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity and natural gas. Our software helps gas and electric utilities standardize estimating processes, improving efficiency and accuracy.

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Regulated Utility Estimating Software

HCSS understands how important it is for utilities to efficiently produce fact-based, defendable project cost estimates in order to ensure that projects are adequately budgeted and funded.

HeavyBid software is designed to quickly create accurate estimates based on up-to-date rates and historical data, supporting target price negotiations and rate case submission. It works for projects of all sizes and at every AACE estimate class. Prebuilt integrations (including Primavera) and APIs connect our software to various platforms, allowing for data alignment across all systems.

Case Study

Learn how Campos EPC utilized HeavyBid to save time and streamline operations, saving their utility client over 120M in negotiated construction costs.

“As the result of that knowledge and experience, we have saved one utility over $120 million in negotiated construction costs. Using HeavyBid, there is a sufficient amount of detail built into our estimate which provides a defendable level of logic that facilitates successful negotiations while satisfying the regulators and ratepayers.”

Anthony Aguilar,
VP of Western Region Operations
Campos EPC

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Utility Software Options

HCSS offers several products designed to address key challenges utilities face including accurate forecasting, rate-payer affordability, predictable project delivery, job site safety, and more. Learn more about how our products can help solve these problems:

See a Con Edison Success Story Using Heavybid

HeavyBid

Efficiently develop accurate project cost estimates


Accurate Project Cost Forecasting
HeavyBid software helps utilities accurately forecast project costs with time-phased cost projections, including escalation and overhead costs, over many years. Maintain up-to-date rates and create a historical cost database for highly accurate estimates.

Negotiate Fair and Reasonable Contracts
With the accuracy of HeavyBid estimates, easily justify the cost basis for contracts that are put out for bids. Use HeavyBid estimates to evaluate contractor bids against your own, comparing cost basis for specific bid items to come to an agreement.

Effective Supply Chain Management
HeavyBid helps identify resource requirements for short-term and long-term planning, including labor, equipment, and materials.


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pre-construction software

HeavyJob

Streamline field data collection to assess budgets vs. actuals in real time


Predictable Project Delivery
Track project progress to ensure delivery is on time and on budget.

Accurate Real-Time Field Reporting
See the health of active projects instantly with HeavyJob’s simple field interface which collects critical project information such as daily production and progress, material tracking, cost codes, daily reports, photos, and more.


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HCSS Safety

Promote safe job site culture for employees and contractors


Promote Jobsite Safety
HCSS Safety allows utilities to closely manage safety processes, empowering them to identify trends with leading indicator analysis and take proactive measures, strengthening your safety culture.

Keep Track of Field Inspections & More
Use the simple mobile interface to manage inspections. Utilize pre-built inspection forms or create your own.

The mobile interface also allows onsite personnel to record safety meetings, report observations, near misses, and incidents; as well as track personnel skills and certifications.


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