Attract more relevant Suppliers and Contractors
Since 1911, the best way to reach the construction industry.
No extra effort. No cost to you.
Our goal is not to replace your electronic tendering system, but to maximize your reach to untapped manufacturers, suppliers and contractors best suited for your construction projects.
How it works
We host ‘view-only’ copies of your documents
Subscribers do not intend to bid with these copies
We direct our subscribers to your bid portal
Our users design smart notifications to find your projects
What sets us apart?
- Our unique differences
- Our reach in Canada
How it works
Who provides documents?
For the last 10 years, we have been displaying your plans and specs in our electronic plan room in alliance with the local construction associations throughout Canada. We are also a registered user of all tendering websites.
Your tender notices are published in Daily Commercial News, Journal of Commerce, and in our project databases, ConstructConnect’s Project Intelligence and Insight.
Every day, our team of researchers check online for new tenders and updates (i.e. bidders’/plan holders’ lists, addenda, bid date extensions, etc). We also call and email contact sources like yourself to validate project details when they are not available online – ensuring your bid information is the most accurate.
In addition, a specialized team continuously monitors the availability of documents to ensure plans, specs and addenda are uploaded in a timely fashion.
There is no cost to you
How suppliers find you
We understand that the integrity of your bid document distribution process is important to you, which is why we mention in our Building Reports where your bid documents are available, their costs and other details, as per your specifications.
In addition, the ‘view-only’ copies we host benefit you in the following ways:
- Your bid documents go through an Optical Character Recognition and indexing process, which enables our customers to be notified of projects that contain key words of interest to them as soon as they are published.
- Additionally, all documents are presented in a standard format based on the Construction Specifications Canada MasterFormat codes, which helps our customers to better identify projects of interest, so they can start preparing their proposals and quotes for you and your bidders.
To evaluate relevant and meaningful bids
We aggregate and centralize project data from thousands of Public Sector organizations like yourself in ONE place, and customize it for our 95,000+ subscribers and 1.1 million active users in Canada and the US.
By doing this, we connect project owners and architects with regional and national general contractors, trade contractors, building product manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and service providers.
STAGE: Planning, Bidding, Post-Bid (Bid Results, Award/Starts)
CONTRACTING METHOD: Open GC/Sub bidding, Prequal/Invited GC/Subc
DOCUMENTS UPLOAD: RFP Architect and Engineering Services, Notices, Plans, Specs, Addenda
SECTOR: Public, Private
COVERAGE: Construction, Service Maintenance and Supply
TYPE: Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, Multi-Unit Residential, Civil
LOCATION: Canada, U.S.
PROJECT VALUE: All
We communicate with project owners, architects, engineers and general contractors to track projects from conception to completion. However, ConstructConnect is more than just a construction project leads service. We are committed to providing the entire construction industry with the best information and resources. We also use the data and information from our sources to:
- Create industry forecasts
- Identify market trends
- Anticipate future challenges
- Identify opportunities for growth and investment
How is ConstructConnect different from other electronic tendering systems?
Publishing your tenders and bid documents on an electronic tendering system can get you access to prime bidders for your project, but there are so many other parties involved in assembling the prices and proposals you receive.
Trade contractors, suppliers/distributors, building product/material manufacturers and service providers such as facility maintenance and finance companies typically don’t have the time or resources to check every tender site. If we don’t have access to your bid documents, you are relying on your prime bidders’ limited network for competitiveness of the bid submissions you receive.
By ensuring that we have access to your bid documents, you can ensure that your project gets the attention of all levels of the construction industry through our unparalleled network the day it is published. This way, all potential participants get enough time to review your project, and your prime bidders receive the most competitive quotes.
Here are some of our unique features:
- Keyword Search within Plans & Specifications
- Design Team (Architect & Engineers) Contacts
- Project Details (Work Type, Trades Required, etc.)
- Construction Details (Area, Floors, Structures, Units, etc.)
- Important Dates (Construction Start & Completion)
Find the right projects. Industry leading project alert service with the largest Canadian project database searchable by granular project details and in-document keywords
Leading edge keyword based, real-time analytics application searching through almost a million tender documents to provide detailed specification-share analyses, on demand
A customizable detailed view of construction activity, including historical data, current year projections, and a 5 year forecast updated monthly by the most trusted construction economists
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Our background includes architects, contractors, engineers, LEED APs, project managers, estimators, programmers, developers, researchers – a combined 800 specialists in 10 offices across Canada and the U.S. Our diversity allows us to represent all parts of the building and design industry from an “inside” perspective, an advantage we feel is evident in the products we offer our customers.
During the bidding stage, our dedicated researchers verify project details with primary sources online and, if needed, by phone and email. We constantly look for new tenders and updates, and our document acquisition team continuously monitors the availability of documents to ensure plans, specs and addenda are uploaded as quickly as possible.