April 23-26, 2017 │ Exhibiting (Booth: 1237) at 2017 RIMS Annual Convention, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bid Management Simplified

SmartBid is the preferred invitation to bid software for commercial general contractors worldwide. With the SmartBid bid management software, general contractors can access a web-based and mobile platform to streamline their bid project data, documents and subcontractor communications.


Take our users’ word for it:

“Best Software I’ve Seen”

“Best software I’ve seen. After shopping around the market … this program was by far the best for our needs.”


Owen-Ames-Kimball Company

“Leads the Industry”

“SmartBid has allowed us to pull together all of the offices for our entire company into a cohesive, well-organized, properly restricted system for the first time ever. SmartBid leads the industry in ease of access and ease of use for subcontractors.”


JE Dunn Construction Group

“Great Product, Great Support”

“I know [SmartBid] will help us get more work, it has already made us more effective during the bidding process. They have a great product and great support that backs it up.”


Ascent Construction




Features They Love

Send Invitations to Bid

Build your own communications templates or use ours to send invitations to bid from one centralized location. Receive bid proposals, send requests for more information, and know the progress of your bid at all times.




Share Project Documents

With bid invitations, send subcontractors customized access to your online plan room. Monitor what plan files they view and download and collaborate on estimating using our takeoff integrations.




Prequalify Subcontractors

Our ConsensusDocs 721 form integration and custom prequal questionnaire builder allow you to find the right subs for every job. You define the review process and you can even set auto-notifications for timely renewal.




Manage Subcontractors Data

Our centralized, online portal allows your bid team to efficiently manage your subcontractor database. Organize subs by trade, location, minority status, and more. You can even grow your network as needed by using our Public Registry of Subcontractors.




You can even access your projects, subcontractors and bid notifications via our mobile app


Featured Integrations

sbn-new-home-add-on-icon-prequalThrough SmartBid’s integration with the Virtual Planroom Network, a collaboration of local builders’ exchanges across the U.S., our users can post public projects, find more projects to bid and seamlessly import project details into SmartBid for private bidding.

sbn-new-home-add-on-icon-prequalThrough SmartBid’s integration with STACK, users can enjoy quick plan file viewing and integrated access to real-time, collaborative takeoff and estimating capabilities.

sbn-new-home-add-on-icon-prequalThrough SmartBid’s integration with SmartInsight, users can tap into a comprehensive database of contractors and suppliers to request and share qualification information and connect for more project opportunities.

sbn-new-home-add-on-icon-prequalThrough SmartBid’s integration with SmartCompliance, users can access a one-stop-shop for subcontractor and supplier certificate of insurance and compliance management by project or company within the SmartBid interface.

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As a founding member of the Construction Open Standards Alliance, JBKnowledge (makers of SmartBidNet) works with 20+ other construction software providers on developing data exchange standards for the integration of independent software solutions.

By using a software built on COSA standards, you're able to:
- Incorportate all your favorite software into one high-performing, multi-function construction software
- Eliminate errors and omissions associated with faulty integrations.
- Eliminate manual and spreadsheet data transfers between software.


All SmartBidNet users can utilize the integrated ConsensusDocs 721 form for subcontractor prequalification. Users can further customize those forms with the Prequal Pro add-on module.

SmartBidNet users are able to use ConsensusDocs to:
- Request standard subcontractor prequalification information at the click of a button.
- Keep subcontractors' qualifications up-to-date with easy-to-manage ConsensusDocs forms.
- Keep sensitive information private with ConsensusDocs 721 digital forms.


The Virtual Planroom Network (VPRN) partnership allows users of SmartBidNet to view, select and bid on thousands of public project opportunities from VPRN – impacting market coverage and ultimately revenue.

The VPRN is a collaboration of builders' exchanges that have been delivering construction data, news and information of opportunities at various stages of the construction process for over a century.

With this partnership, SmartBidNet users can benefit by:
- Publishing public bid projects from SmartBidnet to the VPRN Online Planroom.
- Pulling projects and documents from the VPRN Online Planroom into SmartBidNet for private prequalification and bid management.
- Accessing industry news easily within VPRN that our commercial building clients depend on daily.


Dun & Bradstreet is collaborating with SmartBidNet to improve the quality of data integrated from the SmartInsight contractor network. D&B solutions assist in data cleansing and verification by running SmartInsight subcontractor data through the world’s leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 240 million accurate business records.

Through our integration with Dun & Bradstreet, SmartBidNet users are able to take advantage of verified commercial company data integrated from SmartInsight by referencing a D-U-N-S number for each subcontractor. This integration also gives general contractors confidence in the validity of subcontractor data listed within the SmartInsight network.


ShareFile, our recommended cloud storage service, integrates into SmartBidNet for a seamless connection between both systems - allowing users to keep their project documents up to date within both platforms.

By integrating a ShareFile account into SmartBidNet, general contractors are able to:
- Upload bid project files and documents from ShareFile directly into SmartBidNet and vice versa
- Quickly add and remove project documents with real-time synchronization
- Always keep your plans within reach for any shared subcontractor in SmartBidNet or ShareFile


Our partnership with Plans4Less allows SmartBidNet users to get the most affordable pricing for same day printing and shipping for plans from the SmartBidNet online plan room.

With the option of using the integrated Plans4Less feature, SmartBidNet users are able to:
- Give subcontractors access to the reprographic services offered by Plans4Less as they view plans in the SmartBidNet Online Planroom.
- Take advantage of fixed pricing with no minimum orders required.
- Print & ship daily direct to your office or construction job site nationally via UPS.


With the STACK Estimating (formerly Cloud Takeoff) integration into SmartBidNet, all SmartBidNet users can easily open plan files and quickly perform basic quantity takeoffs from your SmartBidNet plan room.

By becoming a STACK Estimating customer, SmartBidNet users can:
- Experience real-time, collaborative estimating takeoff with your project team and subcontractors.
- Use detailed reporting to calculate the cost and quantity of materials to pull back into SmartBidNet.
- Take advantage of STACK’s pre-built catalogs to help you quickly calculate costs for specific trades based on your own rates and historical experience.


SmartInsight is an online construction network that helps general contractors find, verify and connect with subcontractors and suppliers. The full SmartInsight database of contractors is integrated with SmartBidNet for general contractors to tap into when sending project communications.

By using the SmartInsight construction network, general contractors in SmartBidNet can:
- Access a quality, up-to-date database of subcontractors for additional bid coverage.
- Locate qualified subcontractors that match your project requirements.
- Access a platform focused on streamlined prequalification with subcontractor scoring available from industry leading risk analysts.

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Cloud Storage Integrations

In addition to our preferred cloud integration with ShareFile, our users’ SmartBidNet online plan room can also integrate with these cloud storage solutions:






Google Drive








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