Eliminate bid setup errors by not having to write any formulas
Prime Bid is a structured program that has built-in formulas. You don't have to write any formulas for the matrices or for the sections spreadsheet. Knowledge of programming or complex math is not required! Any estimator can learn to set up a bid in Prime Bid in one day.
Avoid unseen formula errors common in spreadsheet setups
You need not concern yourself with adding sections in the middle of the bid or changing the values in the cost categories. All of the formulas are hard coded in Prime Bid and cannot be accidentally broken by a change in the row count or location of a cell within the bid.
Reduce required verbal communication amongst team members
Since the team members are placing the bids into the computer, they do not need to verbally communicate their analysis to one spreadsheet operator. This eliminates the constant necessity of the team members talking to the computer operator. This is also true of managing the alternates, since they are also input into the program.
Alternate bids can be input by the same person that inputs the base bid
Team members are assigned to certain spec sections for analyzing for the bid. They input the base bid and the alternate bids on the same screen. This allows the team member to review the scope completeness of the base bid and all of the alternates. Holes and issues are more apparent when the entire bid is together.
Analyze alternates using the computer instead of a ten key bid
Prime Bid has a specialized math function that requires the low base bidder in the alternates for all of the alternates at the press of one button. The comparison of using a non-low base bidder to perform the work for the base bid and alternate is automated allowing for a bid advantage on the alternates.