GradeBeam Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Project information, bid management & communication platform

3.38/5 (8 reviews)

GradeBeam overview

GradeBeam is an online project information, bid management and communication platform for construction professionals, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and distributors, and is designed to allow centralized management of critical project information in the pre-construction phase of projects.

GradeBeam offers users centralized document storage which can be accessed through any web browser, allowing for the storage and sharing of documents of any format or file size. Users can also store and organize their project notes, and track document activity. GradeBeam also includes project templates for users to fill in and create invitations-to-bid (ITBs) complete with bid due dates, estimated value, UCI codes, and project descriptions. Recipients declare their bid intent (Will Bid, Will Not Bid, Undecided) directly through embedded buttons in the the ITB, and users can view statistics and summary graphs of the responses to the ITBs they send. Additionally, message delivery tracking enables users to see whether their communications have been received.

With GradeBeam, users can view the profiles of organizations bidding on their projects, and use the supplied information in their decision on which bid to accept. Qualification details, work histories, project references, credit references, and vendor references are all available, and GradeBeam supports electronic qualification exchange between users. The bidder’s response history is also viewable, with summary graphs of their responses to received ITBs.


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United States, Australia, Canada

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GradeBeam screenshot: GradeBeam allows users to specify the types of work they undertake, which is then listed in the contractor databaseGradeBeam - Online Construction Invitation-To-BidGradeBeam screenshot: GradeBeam includes project templates for users to fill in, which are then used to generate invitations to bid (ITBs)GradeBeam screenshot: Users can search for and select UCI codes for their projects in GradeBeamGradeBeam screenshot: GradeBeam send out completed ITBs to selected recipients from the contractor database, who can select their bid intent from within the ITBGradeBeam screenshot: Users can view the recipients of their ITBs and send them additional documents through GradeBeamGradeBeam screenshot: GradeBeam collates all of the responses for each project and reports them to usersGradeBeam screenshot: Users can view all of the ITB recipients for a single project on one page in GradeBeam, with details of their certificationsGradeBeam screenshot: Users can also send PDF documents as faxes through GradeBeamGradeBeam screenshot: GradeBeam allows users to view all of a bidder's qualifications, work history, project references, financials, and vendor references before deciding whether or not to accept their bidGradeBeam screenshot: Users can also view all of a bidder's ITB responses, presented by GradeBeam as color-coded pie charts

GradeBeam reviews

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This product allows me to do my job quickly & efficiently

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-26
Review Source: Capterra

This product is quite possibly my favorite program used to link all project members. Hands down the easiest and most comprehensive document sharing product available.The format allows you to see the big picture of the project and the ability to zero in my particular scope.

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Lindsey Salamone

An OK program for smaller companies

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-01
Review Source: Capterra

You can use this program as a centralized location for project documents. The program does not have great customization options for sorting through RFI's, Submittals, etc.

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Bob Hastings

Submittal Exchange Non-Construction Industry User

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-26
Review Source: Capterra

By in large, it has been positive and a useful product.I am overseeing a construction project for my school district and have been required to use Submittal Exchange to manage submittals, meeting agendas, document and artifact storage, etc. While it took me a little while to understand the details of the system, once I did, I was able to follow the logic of the system and find most anything that I need to have access to.

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Great tool for construction admin

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-05
Review Source: Capterra

It keeps everything you need in one spot - whether it's the latest drawings, open RFIs, PCO/COs. You can set time limits and keep up with the schedule

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Great Way To Track Information

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-19
Review Source: Capterra

I like being able to upload submittal information and track it's progression through the approval process.

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GradeBeam pricing

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Pricing is available on inquiry.

GradeBeam features

Activity Tracking
Bid Management
Document Storage
Real Time Updates

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Additional information for GradeBeam

Key features of GradeBeam

  • Centralized document storage
  • Multiple document formats supported
  • Document activity tracking
  • Single centralized database
  • Message and response reporting
  • Message delivery tracking
  • Real-time updates
  • Third party integrations
  • Search, sort and filtering capabilities
  • Subcontractor ratings
  • Project plan sharing
  • Contractor directory
  • Private bid access
  • Project invites
  • Bid reporting
  • Project awards reporting
  • Project team view
  • Private messaging
  • Public messaging
  • Online dashboard
  • Vendor responsiveness tracking
  • Electronic qualification exchange
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Centralized document storage allows users to store and share documents of all formats and sizes in real time, organize project notes, track document activity, and access their documents from anywhere.

GradeBeam offers both public and private messaging, with message delivery tracking showing users whether or not their messages have been received.

Users can view candidates’/subcontractors’ qualifications, ratings, references, and certifications before accepting bids.

GradeBeam reports on notes, messages and responses, bids, and project awards.