SmartBidNet Construction Bid Software Enters Partnership with Virtual Plan Room Network

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SmartBidNet, a product of JBKnowledge, integrates with Virtual Plan Room Network (VPRN) to bring two-way sharing of project news and information to commercial contractors.

"The Virtual Plan Room Network is the best platform we’ve encountered for those tools so we are excited to share their capabilities with our users.”--JBKnowledge CEO, James Benham

JBKnowledge and the Virtual Plan Room Network (VPRN) have entered into a partnership to help contractors find, publish and bid more construction projects. As the preferred bid management software for the VPRN, SmartBidNet, a product of JBKnowledge, will help general contractors integrate project news and bidding through this two-way integration.

The Virtual Plan Room Network is a collaboration of builders’ exchanges that provide online plan distribution, construction news, and competitive bid reporting services for local contractors.

By taking advantage of this integration, SmartBidNet’s general contractor users can seamlessly push public projects to their local Builders Exchange for improved bid coverage and subcontractor selection. SmartBidNet users will also be able to search VPRN’s project list from within SmartBidNet, and have one click access to view project information (if they are a VPRN member) or purchase individual project access.

In addition, those who are paid VPRN subscribers, or have purchased a project, now have the ability to export project information from VPRN into SmartBidNet with one click for private bidding.

“Over the years, our users have requested more project news and broader forums to publish their public projects. The Virtual Plan Room Network is the best platform we’ve encountered for those tools so we are excited to share their capabilities with our users,” stated JBKnowledge CEO, James Benham.

To learn more about SmartBidNet’s latest integration with the Virtual Plan Room Network, register to attend our webinar & demonstration at 1:00PM Central Time on May 24, 2016, or click here to request a demo.

About JBKnowledge, Inc
JBKnowledge develops web, mobile and wearable technology solutions for construction and insurance. JBKnowledge is the maker of the SmartBidNet commercial construction bid software, SmartCompliance certificate of insurance and compliance management software, SmartReality augmented and virtual reality mobile app for construction project visualization, and the SmartInsight construction network for searching, selecting and verifying contractors. JBKnowledge is based in Bryan/College Station, TX, and serves construction clients on an international basis. Learn more at jbknowledge.com

About Virtual Plan Room Network
The Virtual Plan Room Network, formed by the Virtual Builders Exchange, LLC headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a voluntary collaboration between local Builders Exchanges that provide plan room services for the local construction industry. Established in the 19th Century,’ Exchanges are the oldest form of cooperative alliance between segments of the construction industry in North America other than trade unions. Collectively, Builders Exchanges represent over 60,000 construction-related companies and report nearly 200,000 unique bidding opportunities nationwide each year. For more information, contact the Virtual Plan Room Network at (877) 221-6418.

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