Tag Archive: e-tendering

Mar 12 2014

Asktobi ceases to be

[Post updated – 13 March 2014] In January 2011, I wrote about a recently launched, Gateshead, UK-based business offering an “online business networking, e-commerce and information centre for the construction industry”. Alongside Asktobi‘s core offering of an online e-tendering system, were third-party take-off and estimating tools, stationery and publications, and a supplier database. The Asktobi …

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Nov 30 2012

Aconex growing revenues again

Aconex reports growing revenues and reduced losses for year to June 2012. The annual report and accounts (for the year ending 30 June 2012) from Melbourne, Australia-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex have been published – albeit with what I have begun to regard as the quadruple-A: the “Annual Aconex Accounts Adjustment.” The headline figures show …

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Sep 11 2012

NBS Contracts survey mute on contract tools

Opportunity missed, I think, sums up my view of the findings from the the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2012, at least so far as construction collaboration technologies are concerned. I was hoping that, following recent years’ growth in the use of web-based platforms to support project team communications – and contract administration …

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Jul 05 2012

RICS e-Tendering extends to sub-contracts

After reading a depressing opinion piece by Grant Prior on Construction Enquirer (Contractors need less yacking, more backing), I noticed a news item from yesterday about the RICS eTendering service. The RICS has extended its offering to provide a pay-per-use service for subcontract tenders. As long-standing readers of this blog may know, RICS eTendering was launched …

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Feb 09 2012

BIW launches pre-construction enquiry service

As the former PR person for Woking, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor BIW Technologies, I had a strong sense of deja vu when I read its latest news release regarding a new enquiry management module. Managing processes relating to an Invitation To Tender (ITT) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) sounded very similar to how …

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Jan 30 2012

Darley highlights high cost of traditional tendering

A quick update. In November 2011, I wrote about UK-based Darley PCM and its SaaS online eTender application – mainly aimed at SME-level clients, construction businesses and their supply chains. CEO Emma Jeffery has been in touch to: highlight a new eTender demo page (I said prospective customers often like to see what they are buying) …

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Nov 02 2011

Darley PCM launches Health & Safety and e-tendering services

A Derbyshire, UK-based company, Darley PCM Ltd (founded by Emma Jeffery in 2010), offers two online services targeting the architecture, engineering and construction market. The more mature offering relates to one of Emma’s strengths: health and safety; the latest offering is an e-tendering service. The interactive DarleyDoc Software-as-a-service aims to help professionals produce high quality, …

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May 18 2011

A look at BidConTender

Two weeks ago (post), I noted the soft launch of an Aconex service branded BidContender, where the Australian SaaS construction collaboration technology provider is aiming to create an e-tendering portal that will allow contractors to distribute tender documentation and subcontractors to have easy access to that data. Last week I had a chat with Bernard (‘Bern’) …

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Jan 14 2011

Asktobi.com

Launched in 2010, Asktobi aims to be an e-tendering-led ‘one-stop shop’ Gateshead, UK-based Asktobi is an “online business networking, e-commerce and information centre for the construction industry”. Its core offering is an online e-tendering system, providing tendering/subcontract enquiry and document management platforms, alongside third-party take-off and estimating tools (Take-off Live, and Fast-Estimate from Estek). The …

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Jun 01 2009

e-tendering still a minority pursuit

Three-quarters of firms still post or email tenders to their clients, despite the fact that e-tendering can reduce their costs and streamline the overall tendering process, reports Construction News, citing a report released last week by BCIS, the building cost information service of the RICS. The BCIS survey (PDF available here) – reflecting responses from …

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