Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 14, 2011
Finding the most qualified subcontractors for any construction project just got infinitely easier. Today, at the 2011 American Society of Professional Estimators Annual Convention, in Nashville, two key players in construction technology announced a new level of integration that will help general contractors find and qualify the right subcontractors for every bid project. The integration involves SmartBidNet, of College Station, Texas and jobsite123.com of Fort Lauderdale, Florida – in a shared commitment to maximum connectivity between technologies in the commercial construction industry and the efficient transfer of information.
SmartBidNet, a web-based bid management, plan file distribution and prequalification solution for commercial general contractors has provided a growing, yet basic, public registry of subcontractors to its users since 2006. This new partnership will enhance SmartBidNet’s subcontractor registry to ensure that the hundreds of general contractors using SmartBidNet will have instant access to more than 100,000 subcontractors in jobsite123.com – the construction industry’s leading database of user-maintained contractor profiles, containing unprecedented amounts of helpful pre-qualification information, such as: insurance coverage, bonding capacity, project history, client performance ratings and a referral network to other subcontractors that each company recommends, and much more.
James Benham, president of SmartBidNet said, “By integrating with jobsite123, we are dramatically extending the reach that our clients have when finding subcontractors to bid on work in a consistently competitive construction environment. jobSite123’s successful partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors further solidifies the value that this data provides to our user base.” Benham concluded, “This integration continues our strategy to collaborate with industry leading partners, such as our recently announced partnership with Cloud Takeoff."
jobSite123.com CEO, Coty Fournier added, “With hundreds of the top GC’s using SmartBidNet’s technology, subcontractors now have every incentive to keep their jobsite123 profile information current and complete, ensuring that SmartBidNet users have instant answers to 95% of the most common pre-qualification questions. Furthermore, our connectivity will save all SmartBidNet users time and money by eliminating the frustration of redundant data entry. When a subcontractor edits their profile in jobsite123, their changes will be automatically reflected in their SmartBidNet public registry profile.”
SmartBidNet will sync with jobSite123’s extensive contractor database daily to provide the most current and relevant information to its users. The official integration will go live by October 2011 and will thereafter be available to all SmartBidNet clients at no extra cost.
SmartBidNet is a web-based software that assists commercial general contractors in managing and prequalifying subcontractors, creating and sending invitations to bid, distributing and collaborating on plan files and takeoff with subcontractors, and processing bid proposals. Users can access their secure database of subcontractors and bid projects 24/7 via web browser or the SmartBidNet mobile app. To learn more, please visit: http://www.smartbidnet.com.
jobSite123.com is the largest search and qualify engine for the U.S. commercial construction industry. It is an instant prequalification tool for project owners, facilities managers and construction managers, while doubling as a powerful marketing tool for general contractors, specialty contractors, material suppliers, manufacturers and other professional companies that service the industry. To learn more, visit http://www.jobsite123.com