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Quick Bid

Estimating program for construction professionals

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Quick Bid Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Quick Bid product overview

What is Quick Bid?

Quick Bid is a construction estimating solution that helps organizations deal with bid jobs quicker and with more accuracy. Quick Bid helps contractors reduce discrepancies, identify risk factors, gain material quotes, and generate multiple reports. The software supports a variety of trades including, electrical, concrete, firestopping, interiors, flooring, landscape, roofing, masonry, steel framing, and woodworking.

Key benefits of using Quick Bid

  • With Quick Bid, users can efficiently generate new estimates to increase the chances of winning more bids.

  • Quick Bid’s databases automatically create a resource library of equipment, supplier parts, and material costs.

  • The platform helps organizations pull takeoff summaries to pinpoint accurate material and labor costs.

  • Quick Bid helps organizations reduce calculation errors by enabling users to track and calculate square footage, linear runs, counts, and more in real time.

  • Quick Bid provides thirteen built-in reports that are sorted into four distinct categories including bid reports, analysis reports, labor reports and materials reports.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Phone Support
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    24/7 (Live rep)

    Training options

    In Person
    Webinars
    Live Online
    Documentation

    Quick Bid features

    Functionality

    3.4

    /5

    10

    Total features

    20

    1 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Subcontractor Management
    Project Management
    Customizable Templates
    Job Costing
    Estimating
    Bid Management
    Takeoff
    Status Tracking

    Quick Bid users reviews

    Overall Rating

    3.6

    /5

    10

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend5.71/10
    Rating distribution

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    5

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    Pros
    This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. Lots of useful tools and accurate, with various costs being consolidated in a timely fashion.
    The ability to produce estimates much more accurately and quickly has been useful.
    Customer service is awesome. After getting the proper training it is easier to use and there are plenty of videos to help if a problem arises.
    Cons
    You only get one license, it is very confusing if there is no training, it is not user friendly, the cost is very high and to maintain the software up to date is costly.
    Back up service in Australia is poor referring you to a contact in Brisbane which is pretty useless when your in Perth.
    Fairly dumb program in that to do a complete build up estimate you Either have to pay another 4K for quick bid or develop a excel spreadsheet and live link the data which is sometime temperamental.

    Overall rating contenders

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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    More powerful tools available

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. There are more tools than we are really equipped to use.

    Pros

    Flexible for our needs

    Cons

    Getting help if something goes wrong requires putting in a help request and waiting for an appointment with a specialist.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    I don't usually gush over a program, but when I do it's Quick Bid....

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    Wonderful. I don't priase software companies very often, or to such an extent, but OCS deserves accolades on this. Let's see if they can keep it up now that they are part of a MUCH larger company (Roper Technologies). I'm a lifer and deep into this program. I've set up 3 different companies that I've worked for. A fully portable database helps a lot...

    Pros

    Just about everything. Fully functional (maybe TOO functional!) and fully customizable, to a fully trained estimator this program is a pleasure! It allows me to get as granular as I need to, yet it's as easy as pulling a takeoff in OST to get a price if you have your pricing already inputted. Also service! Their service is the BEST! Great techs, great account reps, everyone is always willing and eager to help! Never had an issue they couldn't solve. Also, they are very receptive to new ideas and features and uaully try to incorporate them quickly into the software

    Cons

    It's getting bloated, and it's beginning to hang up on starts. Too many 'general exception faults' on startup now. I hope they get this fixed, it's time consuming and would think it embarrassing to OCS

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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    Another let down customer

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    Used the program for a few years It is a good program for doing take offs .mpaid just under $4k for the licence so it is fairly pricey than similar systems on the market. Fairly dumb program in that to do a complete build up estimate you Either have to pay another 4K for quick bid or develop a excel spreadsheet and live link the data which is sometime temperamental . Back up service in Australia is...

    Pros

    Ease of use

    Cons

    Cost versus life span disappointing

    Vendor response

    We apologize for your negative experience. Numerous phone calls and emails regarding the change from dongles to activation codes have been attempted but it appears that the phone number we have on file is no longer in service. Please contact Crystal Barger, Client Services Manager, to update your contact information and to upgrade to your free On-Screen Takeoff version that utilizes activation codes.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    It has been difficult to learn, but it is getting easier the more I play with the program.

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    Our company benefits with putting bids together faster and creating a proposal with the cost and scope of work there.

    Pros

    It calculates the amount of labor cost, payroll cost and material cost. It also has Units of Measure that comes in handy when working on a bid. I also like that I can create a proposal and send a breakdown of cost for the material for each project or field.

    Cons

    The codes and sections are the most difficult. I have had to create different codes for the same type of material with different styles because the cost will not adjust to the style. Although there are Units of Measure there is not one for tons. And our company works with tonnage but substitute it with EACH.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Has really speeded up our activities

    Reviewed 4 years ago
    Pros

    The ability to produce estimates much more accurately and quickly has been useful

    Cons

    Some team members found it took them a while to adapt

    Quick Bid FAQs and common questions

    Q. Who are the typical users of Quick Bid?

    Quick Bid has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Quick Bid support?

    Quick Bid supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Quick Bid offer an API?

    No, Quick Bid does not have an API available.


    Q. What level of support does Quick Bid offer?

    Quick Bid offers the following support options:
    Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep)

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