Welcome to SpecBid
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Hassle Free Bidding and Vendor Management for Building Materials, Hardware, Tools, and Equipment
CREATE NEW SPEC
Use the Create New Spec link in the navigation bar at the top of the page. This will open our SpecBuilder. This will guide you thru creating a spec, it only takes a minute. After entering key details about your spec, you will be directed to "Add Materials".
Add materials to your Spec from our proprietary materials database. When you’ve added what you need, Click "Finish”. You can Save, Review, Publish, or Continue working on your Spec. NOTE: To add a specific item or material that is not in our database, click Manual Entry
Once you have completed your spec, it's time to Publish. You must Submit a spec to receive any bids, or invite suppliers to bid. Once you click submit, SpecBid will send your spec to best matched suppliers. Supplier bids and messages will appear in your dashboard, and you will receive email notifications. Please note; We do not have suppliers in every area. If no bids are returned, we suggest using the "Invite to Bid" button once your Spec is published. This allows you to send a link to your Spec to suppliers of your choice, using their company name and email.
Once a seller returns a Bid, you will be able to Review, Contact and Accept. Multiple bids are easily viewable and comparable, by total price and unit price. Pick the one that's best for you and click Accept