Whether you’re talking about tenders, production estimates or administrative processes, the important thing is to find the most cost-effective solutions that meet the specified requirements. Bidcon helps you do this and much more, offering real support as you work on estimating. Our large databases are being progressively expanded to cover all aspects of construction.

The estimating program for small and large companies

Bidcon benefits:

  • Quick and easy to create a structured and detailed cost estimations
  • Extensive price books with possibility to create own (custom) recipes
  • Easy to adjust the contents of the spreadsheet records by the conditions that apply to your project
  • Different Sheets with alternative views and Summaries
  • Import and Export BOQ, price requests and BIM objects (Quantity postings)
  • Codes, Accounts and Material groupings to assist selections
  • Security levels as well as User levels that are customizable.
  • The maintenance contract includes free access to support during office hours and free software updates
  • We offer open training at several locations or completely customized training for your company to you as quickly as possible to get the benefit of Bidcon.

Wide range of functionalities

Bidcon English Standard – consists of estimation explorer, reference books (price book library), spreadsheets and summary sheets.

Import and Export, Price requests, importing BOQ with structures and BIM functionality as well as predefined and customizable reports/printouts is available.

Global search and filter, Codes for production or structure and Accounts/material grouping can be used to simplify all stages of estimating.

Security levels with user management of groups and/or individual customizable rights/settings for both program and estimations.

More advanced features like Production Phase and Travel Solution, Multi Estimation, Locations and Cost Control is currently only available in Sweden.

Cost library

Reference books are different libraries of Mixed Elements (ME), Design Element (DE), Production Results (PR), Resources (RES) and Articles from Vendor Pricelists. These dictionaries contain predefined recipes that can be easily adjusted in the estimation. The pane Favorites is the users own shortcuts to ME, DE, PR, RES and Vendors pricelists and can be organized, with own structure, to achieve quick and easy access.

Structured price libraries

Mixed Elements (ME) is per definition a typical room, space or area, consisting of one or more Design Element (DE) or Production Results (PR) – Not in standard edition

Design Element (DE) is complexed recipes or functions, consisting of one or more production results (PR).

Production Results (PR) is Basic recipe or activity consisting of different types of Resources such as Labour, Material or Subcontractor with time consumption and costs.

Resource (RES) is the basic elements in the estimation. Resources can be of different types such as Plant/machines (P), materials (M), Labour (L), Subcontractors (SC), Officers/officials (O), Information (I), tendered Subcontractor [SC], tendered materials [M] and Adjustment (J).

An Article is a specific product that can be linked to a material resource, this pane also contains imported Vendor Price Lists, discount letters and supplier information is accessed.
– Not in standard edition

Customized spreadsheet views

In the Estimation explorer there are both current and previously saved estimations. Depending on the configuration of BidCon, the function is different. Estimations saved in the database, which we recommend, will always be opened in the Explorer where you can see or hide all estimations, closed or opened. File-based estimations will only be shown in the explorer if they are opened.

All postings are placed in an Estimation Sheet. Most postings that a project should contain are entered into the Net Sheet.

Postings related to expenses regarding the project can be entered in a separate Tender Sheet. Expenses (such as production costs) can be entered in the Expense Sheet, often used as template.
– Not in standard edition

Object Summary is a sheet where all active entries are summarized and can be adjusted regarding the various resources/articles prices etc.

In the Summary transferred values / ratios from the estimations sheets can be added more information (calculations, key figures) to retrieve a tender sum. Use predefined or customize with Excel.

Installation

Standalone
When only one user needs the software. Intended for installation on a local computer. The license can be moved between different computers.

Server
When multiple users wants to share the software from your own company server environment. The program is installed on either a server or computer and the license on a central server.

Hosting
A safe rental solution for using our software, regardless of whether it concerns single or multiple users and are suitable for both small and large companies. It’s easy to get started and you do not have to contact an external IT consultant or IT department – all you need is a device with internet connection, install the driver and log in to start working. The connection speed requirements are low and it works well with, for example GPRS and 3G.
Elecosoft guarantees a reliable server environment where backup are made several times a day and we also handle all software updates that you automatically get access to. You avoid investment costs in favor of a fixed monthly fee and the software allows everyone in your company that uses the program to share the same information quickly and efficiently, no matter where you are. This increases accessibility and facilitates for the mobile office.

Documents

Bidcon (pdf)