NEW Touchless Construction Bidding During Covid-19
Lyndhurst NJ, 8/10/20 –
In response to the COVID-19 lockdown, NAPCO develops a new touchless bid platform for construction.
Following on the heels of our recent acquisition of PrimeYou LLC, NAPCO is pleased to announce the launch of our touchless bid platform Bidset. In response to the need for social distancing and touchless processes Napco has been working with industry leaders to create Bidset a one of a kind touchless bid platform with the ability to do 3D fly throughs for virtual pre-bid walk throughs.
Kevin O’Keefe, VP of Digital Workflow Solutions, said “At NAPCO, we are constantly working with our clients to come up with new workflow solutions to address the changes in the industry. When COVID hit, we were all scrambling. Working from home was not the challenge, everyone has a tablet and WiFi now. Clients working on essential projects were coming to us saying that they need to get this hospital project out to bid, but no one is allowed in our building, or the they cannot go to the jobsite to do a walkthrough. It was really becoming a problem. These were important healthcare and government facilities we were talking about. Bidset was a direct response to the need for touchless bid platform. Owners can manage their bid documents completely online with no need for coming in contact with anyone. The same is true for the contractors. They can view and order plans online without the need to go to an office pick anything up or drop off a check. There is the added benefit for owners and project managers in that the online nature of Bidset allows for more bidders, resulting in lower and more accurate estimates.”
Mr. O’Keefe went on to say that “the acquisition of Prime You LLC was very timely because it allowed us to roll out our 3D reality capture program, VizBuilts, at a time when it was desperately needed. NAPCO has the ability to allow an owner to manage all of their bid documents and provide a 3D fly through of the project so everyone can social distance while building our most critical infrastructures. We are very proud of the team here at NAPCO; they came together at a very difficult time to produce a product that allowed our clients to combat the virus.”
We consider the use of BIDSET important enough to critical infrastructure projects that we are making the use of BIDSET free for hospitals, government agencies, schools, and other essential projects.
“These projects need to get built, we cannot afford to have another construction shutdown because of COVID. NAPCO is working with local, state, and government agencies to not only ensure that these project can go to bid, but that the process is safe.” said Michael O’Keefe President of R.S. Knapp. “We’re just trying to do our part to help.”
If you would like to find out more about Bidset, Vizbuilts and NAPCO’s other digital work flow services please visit www.napconet.com or call Mr. Kevin O’Keefe at 201-438-1500.
R.S. Knapp/NAPCO is the premier construction document management firm in the NY Metro market. For over 70 years NAPCO has served the AEC industry with innovate hardware, software and workflow processes.