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06 Creating and Managing Bids, Alternates, and Change Orders

1 QB - 06.00 What Are Projects, Bids, Estimates?

A Bid (or Project, Estimate, Job, or Tender) is the estimated total cost of…

2 QB - 06.01 Creating a Quick Bid Project

Note When you create a project (bid, estimate, whatever you want to call it)…

3 QB - 06.01.01 Creating a Bid: Filling Out the Cover Sheet

Every Bid, Change Order, and Alternate uses a Cover Sheet. When creating a…

4 QB - 06.01.02 Creating a Bid: Setting Bid Preferences on the Cover Sheet

When you create a Bid, many settings are taken from the defaults specified…

5 QB - 06.02 Creating a Bid by Importing a Bid Package

You can use a Bid Package to recreate a project in your current database. See…

6 QB - 06.03 Creating Interactive Bids

All Bids, Alternates, Change Orders, Conditions, Bid Areas, and Typical Areas…

7 QB - 06.03.01 Interactivity with On-Screen Takeoff - Overview and Rules (DOs and DON'Ts)

Takeoff (Quantity Surveying) and Estimating (Bidding) go hand in hand and so…

8 QB - 06.03.02 Synchronizing Information Between On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid

Warning Be sure to review the previous articles carefully before you start…

9 QB - 06.03.03 Connecting and Disconnecting Interactive Bids

There may be times when you: Need to disconnect (or end) the interactive link…

10 QB - 06.04 Creating a Project Using a Takeoff File (*.ost)

You can use a takeoff file (*.ost), exported from On-Screen Takeoff or ConstructConnect…

11 QB - 06.04.01 Updating an Existing Project Using a Takeoff File (*.ost)

You can use a takeoff file (*.ost), exported from On-Screen Takeoff or ConstructConnect…

12 QB - 06.05 What are Alternates and Change Orders (sub or child bids)?

Alternates and Change Orders are "child" or "sub" bids (not Subcontractor,…

13 QB - 06.06.01 Copying and Pasting Bids from One Database to Another

Bids can be copied from one database to another (for example, if a company…

14 QB - 06.06.02 Duplicating Bids in the Same Database

Sometimes, an existing Bid is close enough to a new project that it can be…

15 QB - 06.06.03 Deleting and Restoring Bids

Deleting a Bid When you delete a Bid in Quick Bid it is not immediately removed…

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