Publish Tender

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Publish tender

If you’re planning to change from manual to electronic procurement, chances are you’ll want it to be simple, accessible, fast and effective. Check out the massive benefits Methvin’s portal offers you and your staff:

More time! Your easy-to-use e-Procurement system is fully automated. That means you’ll spend considerably less time administering the tendering process, and you’ll eliminate the time you currently spend on collating and distributing hard copy documentation.

Significant cost savings!  Many of the advertising, printing and distribution costs associated with procurement will be greatly reduced.

A Massive, Highly Targeted Audience! Our 12,200+ registered supplier organisations throughout the world are ready and waiting for when you do need to go out to the wider market.

Happy suppliers!  Your potential suppliers will find the submission process easier and faster when they can access your documentation and send their responses via your portal.

Increased transparency! You’ll have complete oversight over what’s happening at each step of the process.

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Purchaser

This portal will support the procurement process and help private and public sector and other organisations to achieve better value from their buying, whilst providing subcontractors/suppliers with easier access to new business opportunities and contracts.

Registering on the Methvin Portal is FREE for all and is a simple and straightforward exercise. Once registered, as a Supplier you will receive email updates on new contract opportunities issued by the private and public sector that match your capabilities.

The tender process will be managed electronically via this service, with tenders being exchanged electronically.

Methvin comprises the following modules: publish tenders, tender evaluation, new opportunities, estimating, tender box and project management, delivering full US and EU compliance in a securely hosted, auditable and protected environment.

Methvin offers you the flexibility to create a bespoke procurement package for your organisation.You can choose to use the full end-to-end solution or utilise one or more of the modular applications in line with the size or requirements of your organisation.

We guarantee you’ll reduce the time, costs and inefficiencies of manual procurement with a web-based e-Procurement portal powered by Methvin.

You’ll have the option to deal only with your preferred suppliers or access our 12,000+ registered supplier organisations.

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Supplier

Here’s what’s best about being a Methvin subscriber . . .

Every morning you’ll get email notification of the latest business opportunities, including direct links to pages where you can download tender documents, most times for free. You’ll only receive relevant notifications based on information you provide. But you’ll also have the flexibility to create multiple searches in our system yourself.  And because we know that one size doesn’t fit all and your colleagues may have different needs, they can do the same.

Our researchers hunt down even the hardest-to-find tenders during their daily search, including all levels of government, councils and corporate procurers. This means you can rest assured, that you’ll have comprehensive coverage.

Plus, you have the added bonus that your subscription includes opportunities published clients, all within your one daily notification email.

And because we know you’re busy, we’ve kept things straightforward. Simply choose from our range of easy to understand and very flexible trades in your region.

Find Opportunities

Search for new business opportunities

Check out the massive benefits of a Methvin subscription. You’ll have . . .

Confidence that you’ve got it covered! By monitoring over 400 sources, nearly all publicly- advertised business opportunities pass through our system.

More time to run your business! Just check your Methvin email each day and decide on which opportunities to respond to, that’s it!

Less stress!  No more worrying about keeping tabs on sources of business opportunities. We do the legwork for you.

More time to respond! We’ll notify you of opportunities within 24 business hours of publication, giving you more time to prepare a better quality submission. And our direct document download links will save you days of waiting for mail.

Opportunities to win new business directly from over 12,000 organisations!   A growing trend for many organisations is to tender by private invitation only. Your subscription will allow you to be connected to many of our e-Procurement clients, making you available to receive private invitations. Simple and easy and potentially invaluable.

A competitive advantage!  You’ll be a step ahead of your competitors who have not subscribed to Methvin or registered with any of our 300 purchaser organisations.

A finger on the pulse of your sector! Our daily email notifications will alert you to what’s going on in your sector, for instance, who’s calling for tenders, who’s likely to be seeking subcontractors, trends in procurement of your services, and so on. Great market intelligence.

Tender portal

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Publish your tenders online:

Your tender exposure is your choice!

Our online “Tender Box” will provide greater probity and shorten your procurement cycle. Methvin offers a complete audit trail for all aspects of the tender process.

Communication is made easy by allowing correspondence with contractors or supplier queries via our ‘notice to tenderer’ facility. This saves you time and means every contractor or supplier has the same, up-to-date information.

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New business opportunity

Filter your search for new business on our server by trade/region/close dates 

Our daily email notifications will alert you to what’s going on in your sector with market intelligence on who’s calling for tenders, who’s likely to be seeking subcontractors, trends in procurement of your services, etc.

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Electronic tender box

Publishing your tender online with the world’s most advanced tender portal.

Receive all your contractor responses into a single space in a single format. Dynamically linked pricing schedules make the automation of tender comparisons possible.

Tender comparison

Tender comparison made easy

Dynamically linked pricing schedules, make the automation of tender comparisons possible.

Once your contractors or subcontractors have submitted their prices. Their bids are automatically placed into the online comparison spreadsheet adjacent to other contractor’s submitted prices. This provides a clear comparison of tenders, item by item.

Takeoff Tool

Takeoff

Web based on-screen takeoff

Fast accurate takeoff for any dwg, dxf and pdf file.

  • Set the scale and start measuring.
  • Measure areas, perimeters, length and count elements in both imperial and metric. 
  • A list of materials and their thicknesses can be added to every takeoff.
  • Increased transparency. 
  • Complete oversight over during each step of the process.
Work from anywhere

Work from anywhere

Always have the current version

  • Work collaboratively on projects, at anytime, at the same time, from anywhere. 
  • Easily plan and manage your takeoff projects. 
  • Intuitive controls and flexible tools.

Clear communication in real time with team members, down the hall or across the globe, with the seamless sharing of accurate information in the moment, allowing effortless functionality and facilitating the focus on what matters.

Excel

Integration capabilities

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” — Thomas Edison

  • Export to Excel®
  • Pivot takeoffs into Methvin pricing.
  • Link takeoff items back into the pricing module.
Trades

General construction trades

User friendly on screen takeoff

  • General
  • Contractor
  • Infrastructure
  • Concrete
  • Flooring
  • Framing
  • Drywall
  • Ceilings
  • Roofing
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Landscape
  • Painting
  • Masonry
  • Drainage.

Gantt Chart

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Stay organised, keep your project on schedule

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • Easy drop down menus
  • Import functions
  • Schedule and share online
  • Work collaboratively and remotely

Simply import the work breakdown structure, quantities and production rates into your schedule. From here you can schedule tasks, organize and link them to a timeline and invite others to join you on the project.

Gantt

Be efficient and prioritize

  • Retain control with clearly documented plans regardless of scope
  • Reporting tools to measure progress and resource allocation
  • Focus on what matters

The Methvin Gantt interface allows you to efficiently prioritise and aggregate everyday work, project tasks, important details, and multiple timelines. You will retain control with a clearly documented plan, no matter the project’s complexity or size by being easily able to measure progress and resource allocation with our e reporting tools. The Methvin Gantt Scheduler module will help you identify which tasks are most critical to project success through critical task path highlighting allowing you to focus on what matters most.

Manage projects from anywhere

Manage projects from anywhere

  • Virtual team management
  • Team communication and connectivity

Manage your team and project from virtually anywhere, with tools to keep you connected and on top of your projects while you’re on the go. After sharing a project with your team the latest status, conversations, and project timeline are available for all, to edit, review or own.

Consistency

Deliver projects successfully

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

  • Task planning insights you can communicate to achieve results
  • (Ctrl+c) (Ctrl+v) functions transferring information to desktop applications

Deliver effective presentations that offer immediate insight into task planning, resource allocation and cost efficiencies using copy and paste from Methvin Gantt to familiar desktop applications like Numbers, Pages and Keynote.

Communicate in real time with team members down the hall or across the globe with tools designed to transmit your critical conversations quickly and securely. Work seamlessly together with the right information to ensure success.

Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management

Function

Connect

Methvin Agile will help you to stay in touch and on schedule all the way through your project. We will be there to help you, right from when you first form your pricing team, to when you win work and start delivering.

Accuracy

Contract

Methvin Agile will provide you with a place to deposit and use critical drawings and documents. Relax knowing that once loaded, these cannot be deleted; but can be retired and replaced with a new version. Further to this, Agile will facilitate the management of incidents on site through to closure including:

  • Management system
  • Contract documentation
  • Drawing register
  • Client RFI’s
  • Engineers RFI’s
  • Contractors RFI’s
  • Incidents/issues
Collaboration

Communicate

Methvin Agile will help you and your team stay focussed, flexible and financially connected to all your projects.

The Agile module is a great way to give transparency to responsibility during the cloud based “multi user” estimation process in our Methvin Estimating module.

Consistency

Collaborate

The Agile methodology of managing I.T. projects makes a easy jump to building and construction by allowing and encouraging collaborative relationships both within your organization and externally with clients. Our clients tell us, staying connected and communicating is how they stay a preferred supplier and expand their influence.

Estimating Software

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Your online estimating software

Good software supports your workflow. Great software improves it.

In today’s competitive construction estimating environment, “Methvin Estimating Software” allows you to quickly and accurately generate quality cost estimates and winning bids.

This estimation advantage is made possible by allowing you to link worksheets to multiple tasks, set variables and to break tasks into sub schedules for fast accurate pricing. Making your workflow more efficient and improve your margin analysis.

Accuracy

Estimating with sub-schedules

Limitless detail, infinite possibilities.

When the client provides one item for a complex section of work, for example, a “Lump Sum Item” calling for the construction of a “Bridge”, with Methvin you can change the item into a “sub-schedule item”. By using the Pricing Module, any items pertaining to that sub-schedule will roll up to the clients item. Under the sub-schedule you are able to add as much detail as you require, to allow you to price the item accurately. The Client report will only reflect the “Lump Sum Item” as requested in his schedule, in this example “The Bridge”.

Real time

Advanced estimating options

Quick accurate estimating with worksheets

Hidden behind each item in the schedule is a dynamically linked worksheet. Where you can drag in resources or worksheets from a mater project, this will speed up your estimating and improving the accuracy of your tender.

Methvin allows you to utilise any javascript function to automate your first principles estimate:

  • if ([your variable i.e. 2]>5) {yes} else {no} – Returns no
  • Math.round(2.5) – Returns 3
  • var x = Math.PI – Returns PI
  • var y = Math.sqrt(16) – Returns the square root of 16
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Estimating online with variables

This is how “Methvin Estimating Software” comes into its own.

Our complex worksheet allows you to set variables for pricing, for example the distance from a quarry to the site or the depth of a trench. Then use those variables in equation with any mathematical function.

When you start a new project, with a similar item to price, all that is required is to import a similar worksheet from a previous project and then, adjust the variables to the new circumstances to achieve an accurate estimate.

Capabilities

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Projects Won on Methvin

 

$13 MillionTamaki Dr Cycle Route

$16 MillionSH1 Tarewa Rd upgrade

$8 MillionPapakura Regeneration

$12 MillionCentreport

$25 MillionSH88 Shared Path

$5 MillionWestern Springs enabling works $5m

$0.6 MillionHooker Road Intersection

See what the experts and our clients have to say about Methvin.

 

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Procore

Pricing with variables and Java functions

   

International Subcontractor Database

   

Dynamically linked Tender Comparisons

   

International Subcontractor Database

   

Bid and tender management, package distribution

 

Project Controls

Gantt Scheduler

   

Budgets, forecasts, performance, program management

Contract administration, payment applications

Integrated claims module (Undergoing testing)

   

Quality, Safety & Inspections

 

Defects, snags, issue resolution, daily logs, mobile

Checklists, punch lists, PDF forms

 

Document, Drawing & Model Management

Viewing, markup, overlay, mobile access

Doc control, versioning, transmittals, meeting minutes

 

BIM Management and takeoff tools

Online Takeoff – End area earthworks and materials lists

   

BIM Sharing, visualization, coordination, enriched models

 

 
 

RFIs, Mail & Forms

Dynamically linked Schedule of Prices

   

International Subcontractor Database

   

RFIs, queries, advice, instructions

Change orders / variations, requests, approvals, EOT

Outlook integration

 

Workflow & Change Management

Both messaging and Notice to Tenderer

   

Workflows, reviews, approval processes

Packages, linking, change control

Vendor document management

 

Handover to O&M

O&M manuals, deliverables, asset management

 

 

Data retention post-construction

 

Insights & Reporting

     

Dashboards, detailed reports, insights, full audit trail

Portfolio performance, supply chain analysis

 

Secure Cloud + Mobile

Unlimited storage and data

World class SaaS security

AWS replication between regions Virginia and Sydney

   

Mobile apps

Detailed pricing review app

   

Advanced options for high compliance environments

Integrations and API access

 
 

Services

Unlimited access to 24/7 support and training resources

Standard implementation and configuration

Professional services e.g. process optimization

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The story

Methvin has been a passion for me ever since I started pricing up construction work. Making a profit in construction is hard enough but when your pricing system lets you down, it can be a fatal blow. As an advocate and practitioner of “First Principle Estimating” my pricing is always strengthened by the ability to use flexibility when setting variables. I have found complex pricing on large jobs can sometimes be a challenge in many of the pricing software applications available. As the CEO of Methvin, I have passionately collaborated with a number of software engineers all over the world, to bring to the industry a user friendly, powerful online platform, that is both accurate and free (to most). Our goal is to be the world’s most widely used online estimating and collaboration platform for construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. Go on! Connect and collaborate.

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About Us

Methvin’s evolution is cemented in our commitment to offer only the most functional, flexible and easy to use Web-based estimating and bidding solution since 2002. Three years ago, we began an extensive redevelopment effort of Methvin, to engineer the existing application using the latest Java technology.

In today’s fast-paced, competitive bidding environment, successful companies need innovative tools for forecasting profit and quickly generating quality cost estimates and winning bids. Over 500 professionals from leading infrastructure companies throughout the U.S. and Canada New Zealand have chosen Methvin as their solution for winning more profitable bids.

See what the experts and our clients have to say about Methvin.