iSqFt for General Contractors Software


With iSqFt, contractors of any size can streamline their entire pre-construction process and bid effectively.

Designed to address the unique challenges of general contractors, design-build firms, and construction managers, iSqFt's customizable, web-based system, brings together every facet of a contractor's bid process into a single application. iSqFt Bid Management enables contractors to share information with bidders, to track project information right up to bid day, and to share information easily with the entire project team.

iSqFt allows subcontractors to access their prequalification management application based off of ConsensusDocs. Also, iSqFt has an entire team available to help answer support questions, and they host training seminars for subcontractors on a regular basis, ensuring everyone involved with a project is comfortable using the system and able to start projects faster.

We recommend the program to general contractors of any size seeking a more effective bid management process. The program is a great fit for general contractors, design and building firms, utility contractors, and construction managers.

General Contractor Dashboard
General Contractor Dashboard

General Contractor Dashboard

Project Dashboard

Project Dashboard

Project Bidder Coverage Report

Project Bidder Coverage Report

Detailed Trade Bidder Coverage Report

Detailed Trade Bidder Coverage Report

Integrated Project Leads

Integrated Project Leads

Integrated Prequalification Dashboard

Integrated Prequalification Dashboard

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000



38 Reviews of iSqFt for General Contractors

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Steve from Carpentry, Interior Design

Industry / Trade:  Home builder - production

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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December 2018

This tool will pay for itself quickly

Pros

We use this software to stay abrest of the construction projects in our area. It is a very effective tool to see plans and bid projects.

Cons

It costs, but the payback is worth it if you bid projects and need to see blue prints and plans for your work.

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Patrick from Floorco

Industry / Trade:  Finishing contractor

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

Decent option for organization of the bidding process.

Pros

Isqft really helps to connect you to bidding opportunities and general contractors. It helps you keep track of what you are bidding and in what stage of the process the bid is in.

Cons

Wish they would update bid info sooner, although I understand that sometimes they are at the mercy of people sending them the information.

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Tammy from US Alert

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

Excellent

ISQFT is an excellent investment if your company is bidding a lot of projects. You get a personal account manager who is always available to help you customize your software.

Pros

I love ISQFT! It makes doing takeoffs on projects simple and helps us win more bids on jobs. I love having all of the project information in one spot.

Cons

The only negative would be the cost for small businesses.

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Aaron from Derrick Building Solutions

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Working Well

Overall we are very happy with ISqFt for our bidding and plan room. The people are great to work with and readily available for questions.

Pros

ISqFt streamlines our bid process which saves us time and gives us real time feedback on bidder activity. We also like having access to subcontractors in the ISqFt network. Their training and customer service is excellent!

Cons

We are also signed up to have access to bid opportunities that ISqFt lists on it's Bidding Jobs section. In many cases the jobs show up late and not in enough time to bid the project.

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Candice from Construction

Industry / Trade:  Roofing & siding

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Easy App

Pros

Just started using iSqFt. So far it has been easy to find the information needed for a project. All the contractors info is available. I like the set up. Easy to use

Cons

More difficult to learn my way around but once I took the tutorials it was easy! Communication board between gc's and subs might be nice.

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dan from ncm

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

iSqFt

Document sharing was easy

Pros

this was a good platform to use for sharing documents for construction projects

Cons

that not everyone uses this platform so if you are doing something here and someone doesn't have an account they need to sign up but that is the same with any platform

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Tumal from Civil Solutions Assocaites.

Industry / Trade:  Design/build firm

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2018

Great tool but needs updating

Pros

We've had a good run with this software, in terms of looking for jobs to bid. Most of the General Contractors in the area use this software hence we got involved.

Cons

It can really use an update in terms of the functionality, the look of the site and the ease to use. It's a great product and has an extensive database of contractors, but really needs an overhaul.

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Brett from Hunt and Walsh

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2018

User-Friendly File-Sharing Platform!

Pros

The best part of this program is the ease of use and the simplistic nature of how files are distributed from clients or to clients. The layout of the program is easy to understand for everyone and it is also very organized.

Cons

The only complaint that I would have on this software is that sometimes the program likes to log you out after only a few days of non-use. Otherwise this is a great platform.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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May 2018

Great software to streamline the bidding process

Pros

This software is an easy effective way to bid projects. It's ability to communicate between subcontractors is fantastic.

Cons

We have only used this software a few times. We have had issues with the billing aspect with them. Other than that we have had no issues.

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Jeremy from Hardy Corporation

Industry / Trade:  Construction manager

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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May 2018

This program works really well.

Pros

This product has given us the opportunity to bid on multiple jobs. Is a great product that opens up many opportunities.

Cons

Some of the files that we have received from this website we were unable to open. Other than that I have no complaints.

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Marty from Graybar Electric

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March 2018

Great way to find new business

Pros

We use this program to find new jobs that are coming out and to look at plans for jobs that we're working on. It's easy to use. The search can be narrowed or expanded to get a wide variety of plans. They have a bunch of great information online to use.

Cons

ISQFT needs to promote themselves more, so we can get more projects to bid. I'm not sure their Risk Management assessment is the best either.

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Eric from Waddle Exteriors

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March 2018

Nice tool to have to access bids

Pros

We don't bid on a lot of jobs, but it is nice to have when we do. You can access the necessary documents to put your bid together.

Cons

The convenience of finding a job could be a little easier. I usually have to help coworkers find the job they're looking for, which shows it isn't as easy as you'd hope.

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Ben from NGC Group

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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January 2018

Good Product for the money

Pros

I like the national contractor listing that allows for a database as we travel into new markets with our team.

Cons

It would be nice to incorporate a rating system for the subs to allow for better control on invites that may go out.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2017

Daily user, find many solid leads

Pros

There is an abundance of project leads with multiple companies. Both large and small general contractors are on the site.

Cons

It's open to a lot of bidders which leaves me blind to number of competition. Sometimes general contractors use the site just to get numbers for their bids.

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Nate from Hanley Construction

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2017

Works Well

Pros

I like that there is a large database you can choose from and it makes it easy to send out a project to bid to many different trades at once. It helps get a lot of reply's and makes it easier on you when bidding

Cons

One thing i dont like about isqft is how you cant sync contacts or you cant enter the database without creating a job or project.

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Donnie from Hunzinger Construction

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2017

iSqFt is easy to navigate and manage with very little training.

Pros

The easy to use layout of iSqFt is the best thing about it. All of our contacts are in iSqFt so that we can easily send out bid invitations, manage documents, and update the bid status for subcontractors.

Cons

For the most part, iSqFt is in a "data silo". They are starting to dabble in their integration with Procore but before that, there was nothing else that it would talk to.

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Manuel from Christman Company

Industry / Trade:  Construction manager

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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August 2017

iSqFt is old, outdated and unreliable.

I think my cons remark pretty much says it all.

Pros

When if first came out 10 or 12 years ago it was very good. But now it is old, outdated and unreliable.

Cons

You gave full access to the subcontractors which made your system unreliable. Many of the subcontractors and suppliers went into the system and tagged themselves for every trade on the list instead of their specific trade. This made your system very unreliable at best for monitoring sub responses. And difficult and time consuming when selecting specific subs for each of the trades. Just as example, when you look up electrical subs you also have landscape subs, roofers, door suppliers, drywall subs, painter, plumbers, HVAC sub in the electrical category because you let subs tag themselves for all trades. Instead of sorting through 300 electrical subs I have to sort through 900 subs, most of them not electrical subs. Not sure if that was your intent but it is what has happened.

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Cliff from CBKinstallations LLC

Industry / Trade:  Finishing contractor

Number of employees:  1 employee

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March 2017

iSqFt

iSqFt is an awesome program to use. As long as the General Contractor uses it and you are on their bid list, you will see every bid they post.

Rachel from Aetos Construction, LLC

Industry / Trade:  Utility contractor

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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February 2017

Newbie

We are fairly new at using takeoff software in general, but overall we found that isqft is basically easily to navigate. We do feel that the available jobs opportunities are limited with this software.

Gary from Dbk Inc

Industry / Trade:  General contractor

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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February 2017

Good system if it fits your market well

Nice system for finding jobs to bid on and reviewing specs/plans. The problem with our market (South Dakota) is they seem to be a little weak in our extremely rural market. If you try the demo and there seems to be a good fit for your market it would definitely be worth the price!

Pros

Good for having plans/specs on jobs advertised. Ease of use is good. Good support network.

Cons

seems to have less jobs in extremely rural areas. Pretty expensive if they don't have the number of jobs in your market.