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Quick Bid

Estimating program for construction professionals

3.6/5 (10 reviews)

Quick Bid 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.

Seamless integration with On-Screen Takeoff allows users to perform quantity surveys and transit data directly to Quick Bid. The platform streamlines the estimating process by automating and consolidating various functions, and minimizing miscommunications and duplications. Organizations can see immediate improvements in efficiency, as well as reduce manual data-entry errors. With ‘bid areas’, users can divide quantities by building, floor, room, wing, or elevation, and create stocking lists by those areas.

The Quick Bid platform allows bids to be adjusted easily, allowing for last-minute addendum changes to be recalculated. Users can manage bids with the solution's 'Bid Navigator' that creates tabs for each bid and allows users to view conditions, equipment, labor, markups, and materials. The master database tables enable users to build price bids, modify and manage contacts, manufacturers, assemblies, and account codes.

Quick Bid helps eradicate inconsistent bidding by automating the estimating process which includes quantification of material waste, current cost identification, and quote comparisons from suppliers. Users with a maintenance subscription have access to eQuotes, which allows them to send and receive quotes from suppliers electronically. Quick Bid offers custom or template assemblies in order to generate more accurate and detailed bids.
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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Quick Bid screenshot: Quick Bid streamlines the estimating process by minimizing data-entry errors, miscommunications, duplications, and manual calculation mistakesQuick Bid : Introduction –  OverviewQuick Bid screenshot: Easily assemble, summarize, price, and submitQuick Bid screenshot: Eliminate inconsistent biddingQuick Bid screenshot: Never miss a piece or partQuick Bid screenshot: Seamless integration with On-Screen TakeoffQuick Bid screenshot: Quickly analyze detailed reportsQuick Bid screenshot: Master database tablesQuick Bid screenshot: Users can send, manage, and award supplier quotes using eQuotesQuick Bid screenshot: Condition detail and bid areasQuick Bid: Proposals and Quotes - Bid Proposals & Quotations

Quick Bid reviews

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Karen Taylor

More powerful tools available

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Vanessa Moffett

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

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Sean Lemons

Another let down customer

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-08-19
Review Source: Capterra

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 poor referring you to a contact in Brisbane which is pretty useless when your in Perth. Diassaponted in paying just under 4 k for the program and then receiving a email a few months ago saying I need to purchase a new licence as they are no longer supporting the dongle security versions . Would have expected a longer life out of this program will be looking at other software such as costx which is cheaper and offers more functionality .

Pros
Ease of use

Cons
Cost versus life span disappointing

Response from On Center Software


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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Paul Burke

Has really speeded up our activities

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2018-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Quick Bid pricing

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Quick Bid features

Bid Management
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating

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Additional information for Quick Bid

Key features of Quick Bid

  • Building product database
  • Cost database
  • Scheduling
  • Project management
  • Calculators
  • Takeoff
  • Bid navigator
  • Master database tables
  • Trade databases
  • Template assemblies, cost codes, and material codes
  • eQuotes
  • Send, manage, and award supplier
  • Maintenance subscription
  • Electronically send and receive quotes
  • Bid Areas (with On-Screen takeoff)
  • Condition detail
  • Customize, create or use template assemblies
  • Summary reports
  • Bid reports
  • Analysis reports
  • Labor reports
  • Materials reports
  • Support for SQL database
  • Master job statuses & types lists
  • Import contacts
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Benefits

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.