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SharpeSoft Estimator: Bid a Job from Start to Finish in just 10 minutes

Updated: Jun 2, 2021

Infrastructure is back on the front burner with the President calling for a whopping $650 billion in new spending for transportation, water, sewer, and energy projects.

Combined with billions in new infrastructure spending by the states, we could see a building explosion that will push the civil construction market into the stratosphere over the next couple of decades.

With so many contractors chasing all of that money, the competition is going to get a lot more intense. To stay in the game, civil contractors are not only going to have to work smarter but a lot faster.

Enter SharpeSoft Estimator, the easiest to use, most comprehensive, accurate, and fastest civil construction estimating system you can get. If you are struggling with getting estimates out, or feel overwhelmed by too much to do and too little time, the SharpeSoft Estimator system can help you up your game and put you higher on the winner's list.

With SharpeSoft Estimator, time is on your side

If you are like most civil contractors, you’ve been in situations where you had to scramble when an unexpected job bid or request for an estimate appeared out of nowhere.

With SharpeSoft Estimator time is on your side. You can literally estimate a job and print out a winning and profitable bid proposal in less time than it takes to have coffee and doughnuts.

Want to see how? Read on, and check out our VIDEO below, in which a real estimator demonstrates how it’s done.

From job Setup to Proposal in 10 minutes and Five Steps

1. Setup Job

Just open the Insert Job window, enter the job number, bid date and time and description and click OK. You're ready to start working on the job in less than one minute.

2. Enter Bid Items

Entering your job bid items goes from hours to just minutes by using your pre-configured Bid Item Masters, Trench Profiles and Crews, and Assemblies, and by recycling and reusing bid items from past jobs. As you work, the system automatically updates all costs in real-time according to the production schedule you set.

3. Enter Markups

In the Job Summary, you can see all of your cost breakdowns and other details essential to the final bid. In just a few moments you can do all of your markups, cuts, and adds as the system automatically calculates the bid price of all of the bid items.

4. Round out the bid

With just one click you can have the system round each bid item automatically, or you can enter the rounded amounts yourself in the Rounding Sheet. Items may be rounded up or down to the nearest whole dollar amount. The rounded price for each item will then be included in your bid proposal.

5. Print Proposal

Now just go to the Reports menu and create your Bid Proposal. With just a few clicks, you can customize your proposal in dozens of different ways. Print it out and send it on its way.

It really is that easy!



See a veteran estimator bid a job from setup to the proposal in less than 10 minutes


For nearly four decades SharpeSoft, Inc. has been in the business of helping civil contractors like you to work faster, more efficiently, and profitably by providing the easiest to use, yet compressive and precise job estimating and bidding solutions you can get.

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