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.
Software by Textura Corporationwww.texturacorp.com