Year: 2013

All about online bidding

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Try googling “online bidding”. It is several pages deep that you find the first reference to anything relating to construction bidding. Try “construction online bidding” or “online bidding construction”. Again, several pages deep (except for the references to our company…

The ten elements of a ‘complete’ bidding system

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There is a growing trend towards moving business practices online to gain efficiencies. One of the activities in the construction industry that is moving that way is the process of submitting a bid. In other posts I have referenced the…

Bidding, Digital Documents and Blogs

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What do online bidding, digital documents and blogs have in common? Not much, except possibly this blog that attempts to discuss issues relating to those topics. There is a lot of noise today about social media, blogging and similar topics…

What makes construction procurement different?

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If you are looking to buy a computer, a chair, or a car you can typically see it, touch and try it before you make the decision to part with some of your hard earned money and make the purchase.…

Is your time worth anything?

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People love free. Whether it is hot dogs, concerts or software people are big fans of getting good value. Paying zero for something you value is usually a good thing. Consider Google … it is ubiquitous and is so popular…

Are we going mobile any time soon?

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I am often asked for my perspective on the potential for using tablets in the field for construction. I was in attendance at the Associated General Contractors of America’s recent annual conference. It was clear from the presentations delivered to…