GradeBeam.com is the only fully managed communication network built BY and FOR the construction industry. By providing a secure, online resource for the exchange of information, GradeBeam.com allows industry professionals to post, manage and access critical project information at a central location. GradeBeam.com simplifies and expedites the massive information exchange that occurs in the pre-construction phases of projects, including invitations-to-bid (ITBs), drawing/specification distribution, corrections, addenda, requests for information and responses. By leveraging the newest information and communication technologies, GradeBeam.com enables construction firms to make their business processes more cost effective.
General Contractors (GCs) use GradeBeam.com to post project information, search for subcontractors and suppliers, send bid invitations, distribute project documents through local printing firms, track bid responses and issue project change information.
Subcontractors & Suppliers use GradeBeam.com to control and update their company’s contact information in one central database, find out about public construction opportunities, receive bid invitations via e-mail and/or fax, review project information and respond to private bid invitations.
GradeBeam.com operates as an independent company with its own management, staff and facilities. Through its website, GradeBeam.com provides more effective and
efficient management of construction communications
1. Fast, simple, accurate communication
General Contractors (GCs) using GradeBeam.com's services are able to replace
their internal phone/fax/mail-based invitation-to-bid process with a faster,
simpler, more accountable internet-based system. Most contractors report a
90%-reduction in bid coordination time with GradeBeam.com. Subcontractors and
suppliers are able to receive messages to their e-mail or fax machine, and when
signed-in to GradeBeam.com are able to view project information and respond to
bid invitations. GCs can then use the site to view bid responses, assess trade
coverage, and track their bidder’s response history.
2. Centralized, up-to-date information
GradeBeam.com's site includes a comprehensive and continuously updated
directory of contractors, suppliers and other construction industry
organizations. These companies can maintain their own contact information
relieving their clients from the burden of maintaining a database of bidder’s
addresses, phone and fax numbers. The website includes a list of open bidding
opportunities for all GradeBeam.com members — or GradeBeamers —
posted directly by the companies requesting pricing. GradeBeam.com also offers
direct communication with local area printing companies. These firms provide fast distribution services for essential project information.
3. Low cost
GradeBeam.com Membership starts at $399 per month for GCs and $499 per year for Specialty Contractors & Suppliers. This fee includes unlimited
users, projects, documents and messages. GradeBeamers are automatically registered in
the GradeBeam.com Directory, and have full access to GradeBeam.com's fully
managed communication network. (Additional fees may be charged for certain