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In this instance, the Invitation to Bid service should provide a directory with a regionalized and classified list of compa- nies. The premiere database for


The


finding Blue


local Book


vendors is Network


database (thebluebook.com). Today, there are three Invita- tion to Bid solutions:


• BB-Bid – www.bb-bid.com


• ONETEAM – www.oneteam.build


• BuildingBlok – www.buildingblok.com


In each of these Invitation to Bid solutions, the GC can easily search


and select firms from The Blue


candidate Book


Network’s database of over one


million companies. The time savings


is significant when


you think of the effort required to identify 5 or 10 vendors in potentially 20 to 100 different trades and services. Consider the


time Google® and


required to search click through


hundreds of results to find a few companies that meet your requirements.


For over 100


years, The Blue Book Network has been verifying and qualify- ing companies to make it easy for owners, architects,


vendors and construction team partners and drill deep into their information


when you need some very specific expertise.


OVERCOME COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES


Once you’ve built a list of


qualified vendors to consider for your building project, you need to begin the communi- cation


process. While some facility


managers, and general contrac- tors to find the right companies. Today, the beauty of The Blue Book Network database is that this


comprehensive easily identify resource


is powered by search engine technology. It helps you quickly and


qualified


people think a simple email will suffice,


it’s crucial to realize


that managing emails can be a very complicated process. A well-designed Invitation to Bid solution


recognizes the diffi-


culty of using an email system as the primary communication tool. Some of the issues that


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