ConstructConnect Acquires SmartBid to Combine with the iSqFt Platform

ConstructConnect announced that it has acquired SmartBid from JBKnowledge.

SmartBid, a construction bid management solution for general contractors that streamlines subcontractor management and prequalification workflows, is one of three investments, including QuoteSoft and PlanSwift, made by ConstructConnect.

ConstructConnect has combined iSqFt and SmartBid to enable their collective customers to make the connections necessary to build and strengthen relationships, leverage project data and analytics to make decisions while using software to deliver projects more profitably.

“We recognize general contractors need access to as many capable subcontractors as possible in the markets they serve to be positioned for success,” says Dave Conway, president and CEO, ConstructConnect. “The combination of these businesses will provide our customers access to more subcontractors who have the capacity to complete their projects.”

“Bringing together iSqFt and SmartBid is great news for our GCs and Subs,” says James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge. “Our general contractors will have access to a pool of active subcontractors as they reach into newer markets and our subcontractors will have more opportunities on which to bid.”

ConstructConnect will continue to support and improve both iSqFt and SmartBid going forward. JBKnowledge will continue to offer industry related services and will remain headquartered in Bryan/College Station, Texas.

“James and his entire team have worked hard to provide their customers with solutions that meet their preconstruction needs,” explains Conway. “Bringing these two bid management solutions together is an important step in our own transformation as we deliver our next generation platform.”

He concludes, “We are moving toward a more personalized user experience that’s powered by access to more data, connections and tools in one place.”

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