Quick Bid was released more than 20 years ago as an answer to the challenge of creating takeoffs on paper plans and then using a calculator for a cost estimate. Today Quick Bid helps cost estimators with functionality that includes the following:
Breaking down labor by crew, unit, price, lump sum price, production, or man-days, and identifying those labor aspects that are exposed to a high risk;
Creating paper and electronic reports that explain all costs associated with the intended scope of work;
Comparing the unit price of a bid against historical cost data;
Singling out conditions by area, section, division, floor or room, and
Providing material and labor reports for field personnel.
In addition, Quick Bid's eQuote feature lets cost estimators submit and receive material quote requests from suppliers via email, the vendor said, while the Assemblies feature store material and labor production information as it relates to specific conditions.