Construction Estimating Software

Win more bids at better margins. BidBow construction estimating software makes it easy to estimate and price bids.
Construction Estimating Software: BidBow

The Easy Way to Estimate Construction Costs and Price Winning Bids

Win more business
Accurate estimation leads to competitive pricing and more wins for your business
Boost estimation productivity
Easy-to-use solution empowers estimators so you can submit more bids
Make informed decisions
What-if analysis helps you quickly evaluate different pricing scenarios
Maximize profitability
Reducing the gap between estimated costs and actual costs increases your profits

How It Works

Get Started Estimating With a Few Simple Steps



Add building blocks

Add your building blocks (Resources and Activities), or import them from an existing spreadsheet.

Building blocks can be nested to form composite resources or activities.


Add direct items

Add direct items (pay items) listed in the bid document received from the customer, or import them from an existing spreadsheet.

Use the building blocks to automatically and efficiently generate direct item cost.


Add indirect items

Add indirect items, including margins, for any costs that are not directly listed as pay items in the bid document.

Use the building blocks to generate indirect item cost.


Allocate indirect to direct

Allocate the cost of the indirect items to the direct items as rates, percentages or a combination of both.

Use one of the automatic allocation options or allocate your own way.


Select price

The final bid pricing is generated by combining indirect costs within direct items, based on your allocation strategy.

Select your final bid price from one of the calculated pricing scenarios, or price the bid your own way.


Where Estimation Automation Meets Pricing Flexibility

Simple experience

Building blocks, easy to use forms, and preloaded demo data.

What-if analysis

Analyze various scenarios, while maintaining estimation integrity.

Powerful reports

Over 60 reports that cover various needs of the business and stakeholders.

Vendor analysis

Compare and select vendor or subcontractor quotes per item.

Smart allocation

Indirect cost allocation made simple with flexible allocation options.

Cost control

Track executed works, and update building blocks based on actual cost.


Trusted by Leading Construction Experts

  • "BidBow empowers me to easily validate the estimations of my team. I'm able to perform what-if analysis to make more informed decisions, set margins and markups in flexible ways, and generate detailed reports - within minutes before finalizing a bid."

    Vivek Malhotra

    Tendering Manager
    Engineering Contracting Company LLC
    "BidBow helped me learn a best practice methodology and a repeatable process for cost estimation and bid pricing. I was able to quickly get started estimating and building a database that I can use to price any bid."

    Saad Al Fanek

    Office Engineer
    Lotus Trading & Contracting Co
    "BidBow building blocks are like Lego pieces. You can use them to build what you want. But if you want to build a spaceship to go to the moon, you need to take the BidBow training. The training provided us with answers and new ideas on how to meet our business goals."

    Hafez Barakat

    Director, Strategies & Tactics
    Management Consulting
  • "With BidBow, we were able to significantly reduce the gap between estimated costs and actual costs, improving our competitiveness and profitability. We also achieved better cost control and budget management. We are now well-equipped to plan for potential risk areas and to proactively address them."

    Samer Abu Daqqa

    Group Director of Cost Control
    Engineering Contracting Company
    "I spent years trying to convince management to move from spreadsheets to a specialized estimation solution. My request was met with resistance until I showed them BidBow. Once management saw all the reports BidBow can generate, I got immediate buy-in and we haven’t looked back since."

    Emad Sallam

    Chief Construction Officer
    Yathreb Contracting Company
    "I dreamed of having a construction estimating software that will provide me with all the functionality I was looking for to grow my business. BidBow gave me all the functionality I dreamed of, and a lot more. The product really stands out in how it handles activity costing and indirect cost allocation in a simple way."

    Wissam Jindy

    General Manager
    Square Construction & Developments
  • "BidBow helped us substantially increase our bid win rates and enabled us to establish a repeatable process within our estimation division."

    Watheq Basuni

    Head of Tendering Department
    Combined Group Contracting
    "Since we started using BidBow, we have been very satisfied with the product functionality, user-friendly experience, and rich reporting that benefits all our company departments."

    Saleh Alawi

    Contracts Manager
    Gulf Contractors Company
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