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The Gordian Group’s BIDsafe System Brings New Levels of Security, Transparency to Construction-Procurement Systems

October 19, 2013

MAULDIN, S.C.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The Gordian Group, a leading provider of pricing data, procurement software and services for the construction industry and facility owners, introduced today BIDsafe™, a secure, streamlined, online procurement process. In states and federal agencies that allow prequalified contractor pools, BIDsafe increases project level competition among contractors, while providing the precision, speed and efficiency for which Gordian services are known.

BIDsafe’s online interface gives facility owners secure and transparent control over the solicitation and collection of bids. Transparency of the process is guaranteed thanks to an audit trail showing bid solicitation, addenda, questions and answers, contractor submissions and facility owner review.

“BIDsafe is designed to keep the bid-submission process safe and beyond reproach,” said William Pollak, CEO. “BIDsafe incorporates the speed, efficiency, local pricing and cost-savings that are hallmarks of Gordian’s construction-procurement solutions.”

The new construction-procurement option from The Gordian Group can be used for substantial capital construction and repair projects. Like Gordian’s Job Order Contracting solutions, BIDsafe restores control to the facility owner, integrates accurate and location-specific construction cost data and provides a faster procurement process.

BIDsafe’s features include a streamlined procurement process, as the prequalified pool of contractors is competitively bid prior to project initiation. Numerous safeguards are incorporated into the bidding process:

Proposals are concealed from the owner and other contractors during the open bid period until the deadline set by the project owner has passed.
The project owner and contractors can use addenda to ask or answer questions.
Each party can store an unlimited number of project-related documents on eGordian.com.
Once a contractor’s bid is chosen, that contractor submits a detailed price proposal using Gordian’s Construction Task Catalog®, the world’s largest and most current database of local construction pricing and technical specifications. Facility owners can review detailed information about BIDsafe process at this website.

About The Gordian Group

The Gordian Group (www.TheGordianGroup.com) created Job Order Contracting and a number of related construction-procurement systems, including ezIQC®. Gordian is known for combining industry-leading expertise, technology and the world’s largest, locally priced task database to deliver rapid deployment and long-term cost savings in the repair, maintenance and construction of buildings and infrastructure. Introduction of BIDsafe is consistent with the company’s mission to provide “innovative products and services to organizations pursuing efficient and effective repair and maintenance procurement and information solutions.”