Bid Express Agency Testimonials

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Hear from real agencies and procurement departments about how they use Bid Express to save time, money, and a whole lot of stress.

Increasing Bid Quantity & Quality

“Folks find our bids easier because they don’t have to come into the office.”

Ema Ludge, Engineering Office Administrative Specialist, City of Grand Rapids


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“We’re seeing a 40%- 70% increase in the number of bidders, depending on the scope of the project.”

Adam Fricke, Deputy Engineer, Clinton County

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“For us, the benefit really is in the submissions being higher quality. We don’t have an issue with non-responsive bidders.”

Celeste Jantz, Contract Compliance Officer, City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works

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    Eliminating Errors & Discarded Bids

    “It cuts down on errors, on human error. When we take bids on paper there’s words and numbers that don’t always match or you can’t read them, so we don’t have any issues like that.”

    Celeste Jantz, Contract Compliance Officer, City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works

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    “Anytime you go with online bidding, the number of issues you have with the bidding process is going to be reduced. The human error component has largely been taken out of the equation.”

    Tina Collins, IT Consultant, Ohio Department of Transportation

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    “It’s really hard for a contractor to submit a non-responsive bid with electronic bidding which saves the State financial resources by not having to reject a potentially low bidder.”

    Nancy Boeve, Contracts and Lettings Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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    Templating & Expediting Bid Set-Up

    “Probably about 60% of the bids I’ve done, I’ve templated somehow. Ammunition, road slips, retaining walls, all of those I’ve templated. My bids take me 15 minutes max.”

    Kim Bailey, Purchasing Director, City of Huntington

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    “With paper bids, folks would run their discounts incorrectly. In Bid Express [templates], you just go in and check a box for your point value. We have much greater accuracy using Bid Express.”

    Ema Ludge, Engineering Office Administrative Specialist, City of Grand Rapids

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    “If you use the created template, something that could’ve taken a week or two to get everything built doesn’t take more than a few hours because most of it is already done.”

    Nancy Boeve, Contracts and Lettings Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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    Streamlining Bid Tabulations

    “This has streamlined our bidding and award process. The automatic generation of the bid tab has been a great time saver.”

    Josh Slaga, Project Manager, GPD Group

    “Since we’ve adopted Bid Express, the longest a bid tab has ever taken me is maybe two or three hours, compared to four or five before.”

    Ema Ludge, Engineering Office Administrative Specialist, City of Grand Rapids

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    “Our reporting post-letting is quicker so there are efficiencies that way. The reporting post-letting is very good.”

    Nancy Boeve, Contracts and Lettings Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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    Avoiding Traffic & Inclement Weather

    “Finding a place to park near us isn’t always easy. We’ve had contractors booking it up the stairs and they would get in just after 11 am. That was obviously a big issue.”

    Ema Ludge, Engineering Office Administrative Specialist, City of Grand Rapids

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    “I had vendors randomly coming all day long wanting to pick up a copy of a bid and that made it difficult for me to block out 2 hours to do something else. I have an open-door policy - and it was open a lot.”

    Kim Bailey, Purchasing Director, City of Huntington

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    “Inclement weather or traffic delays could cost someone their bid. Sometimes we’d have contractors sprinting in just to miss the deadline by seconds.”

    Nancy Boeve, Contracts and Lettings Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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    Meeting Contractor Demand

    “From a contractor perspective, if they can be in their office, get calls on quotes, and incorporate a last-minute price change on their bid instead of having to do that early."

    Nancy Boeve, Contracts and Lettings Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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    “I think the contractors don’t mind spending the money to place a bid because it’s saving them postage and a trip to the courthouse.”

    Adam Fricke, Deputy Engineer, Clinton County

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    “Online bidding has increased the efficiency of bidding for contractors. It standardizes the procurement process which assists in the minimization of the risk of errors."

    Michael D. Killilea II, P.E., The Righter Co., Inc.

    Print & Advertising Cost Savings

    “Our contractors have reported that they appreciate not having to spend so much money to come pick up printed plans.”

    Ema Ludge, Engineering Office Administrative Specialist, City of Grand Rapids

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    “The money that I’ve saved in trees, I can’t even put a dollar amount on that.”

    Kim Bailey, Purchasing Director, City of Huntington

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    “I’m able to generate the documents and seamlessly convert them to PDF. We’re not printing paper and hauling it back and forth to the courthouse.”

    Adam Fricke, Deputy Engineer, Clinton County

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