MBOnline Tender now available to Masterbill Elite Customers
is now available to Masterbill Elite Customers
We are pleased to announce that our new online eTendering solution is now live and free to use for all our Masterbill Elite Customers.
Developed in consultation with our Scottish Local Authority users we believe our new eTendering solution will, at last, enable the Construction Industry to realise the time and cost savings that eTendering has promised for so long.
What MBOnline Tender is not...
MBOnline Tender is not a comprehensive eTendering system that seeks to provide a single solution for all eTendering possibilities and eventualities including PQQ’s, eDistribution of drawings and specifications, completing the Form of Tender, and secure opening procedures. Users wishing to make use of all these features may still do so in an alternative system and simply use MBOnline Tender to obtain prices. Some users may wish to continue to use some elements of their paper-based system whilst using MBOnline Tender to obtain the priced Bills of Quantities and avoid the need for computation checks and the entering of prices into their Masterbill Elite system.
What MBOnline Tender is...
MBOnline Tender is a simple and effective way to publish pricing documents (BQ’s, Schedules of Works, Schedules of Rates etc.) in a secure online environment and then invite Tenderers to view, price and submit the documents within the specified tender period as part of submitting their tender.
Users of MBOnline Tender will be pleased to know that when Tenderers access their pricing documents they cannot change the descriptions , quantities or units but can simply price the document, as required by standard tendering procedure, whilst removing the need for the Estimator to compute and check calculations and collections.
Once pricing has been completed, submitted by the Tenderer and the closing time and date has passed, MBElite users are able to import the prices into their MB Elite software for Tender comparison and evaluation, thus removing the need for the time consuming input and checking synonymous with paper-based tendering.
We accept that Tenderers may wish to use their chosen estimating software to generate prices and this is facilitated with an export to Excel function, we simply ask they input their prices back into the system to submit them to the QS.
With additional developments under way to facilitate documents created in Masterbill3, other BQ Production systems and even Excel on a nominal fee ‘pay as you go’ basis we are hopeful that we have found the solution to the low adoption level of electronic tendering.
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