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Video Categories:
Additional Labor Tab
Assembly Database
Bid Package Documents
Billable Rate Per Hour Calculator
Checklist
Code Tab
Customer Info Tab
Database
Direct Labor Tab
Estimate Info Tab
Flat Rate Pricing
Format Reports
Management Reports
Manpower Classification
Material (Item) Database

 

Master Training Video

The TurboBid Master Video will teach you how to complete an estimate from the first step of entering your customer information to the last step of generating your customers bid package.



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Additional Labor Tab

 

 

 


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Assembly Database

 

 

Add New Folders
 

 

 

Add New Item
 

 

 

Assembly Maintenance Screen
 

 

 

Copy and Paste
 

 

 

Drag and Drop
 

 

 

Edit or Delete Folders
 

 

 

Mass Item Substitution
 

 

 

Single Item Assemblies
 

 

 

Tree View
 

 

 


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Bid Package Documents

 

 

Estimate Total Bid Price by Phase
 

 

 

Flat Rate Price Quote with Quantities
 

 

 

Formal Proposal
 

 

 

Options Price List
 

 

 

Quantity Take-Off by Category
 

 

 

Quantity Take-Off by Column
 

 

 

Quantity Take-Off - Tab 2 - Add/Delete
 

 

 


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Bid Price Tab

 

 

Bid Price Detail
 

 

 

Combined Bid Price
 

 

 

Direct Cost Detail
 

 

 

Misc. Adjustments
 

 

 

Overhead
 

 

 

Overhead Calculator
 

 

 

Profit
 

 

 

Select Vendor and Sales Tax
 

 

 


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Billable Rate Per Hour Calculator

 

 

 


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Checklist

 

 

 


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Code Tab

 

 

 


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Customer Info Tab

 

 

 


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Database

Backup or Transfer
 
Select Database
 

 

 


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Direct Labor Tab

Employee Skill Level
 

 

 


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Estimate Info Tab

 

 

 


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Flat Rate Pricing

 

 

Flat Rate Price Estimate
 

 

 

Flat Rate Pricing Report
 

 

 

Flat Rate Price Book
 

 

 

Flat Rate Assemblies
 

 

 

Using TurboBid on an iPad
 

 

 


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Formatting Reports

 

 

Format Bid Price Report
 

 

 

Format Formal Proposal
 

 

 

Format Option Pricing
 

 

 


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Management Reports

 

 

Bid Price Detail
 

 

 

Code
 

 

 

Material List: All Phases
 

 

 

Material List: Per Phase
 

 

 

Project Detail
 

 

 

Take-Off Detail
 

 

 


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Manpower Classification

 

 

 


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Material (Item) Database

Copy/Paste
Create New Items
Delete
Description
Description with Mfg and Catalog #
Drag and Drop
Folders: Edit
Folders: New
Job Phase
Job Phase: Multi Phase
Labor Units
Manufacturer
Material Pricing
Picture and Catalog Page
Single Item Assemblies
Tree View

 

 

Copy/Paste
 

 

 

Create New Items
 

 

 

Delete
 

 

 

Description
 

 

 

Description with Mfg and Catalog #
 

 

 

Drag and Drop
 

 

 

Folders: Edit
 

 

 

Folders: New
 

 

 

Job Phase
 

 

 

Job Phase: Multi Phase
 

 

 

Labor Units
 

 

 

Manufacturer
 

 

 

Material Pricing
 

 

 

Picture and Catalog Page
 

 

 

Single Item Assemblies
 

 

 

Tree View
 

 

 


Misc. Direct Job Expense Tab

Includes job expenses such as permits, tool rental, storage, parking, etc.

Misc. Direct Job Expense Tab

Add all direct job expenses, other than the material in the take-off, that will be incurred on the project


New Project

New Project

Shows how to create a new project


Project Info Tab

Project Info Tab

Learn how to complete the project info tab


Project List

Project List

All of the projects that you create are displayed in the project list


Project Status Tab

Project Status Tab

Every new project has a status of active. Active projects will be updated to reflect changes to material prices, etc. Change the status to submitted, awarded, etc., to lock the project


Quote Tab

Quote Tab

Put together a list of fixtures, switch gear, etc. to be sent for a quote. Quotes can be displayed as an option in your customer's bid price report


Take Off Tab

Completing a take-off is the act of entering the material and labor needed to complete a job.

C & Q Columns - Export to Excel

Check marks will be displayed next to each assembly that will be adjusted to reflect ceiling difficulty or will be excluded from the quantity take-off reports

Entering a Take-Off

How to complete a take-off

Option Tabs

Add option tabs to the take-off to create option or alternate estimates. Option pricing will be included as stand alone bid prices in your customer's bid price report

On-Screen Take-Off

TurboBid interfaces with Planswift on-screen take-off software to allow you to complete your take-off using digital prints on your computer monitor

Select Assemblies

Select the assembly's that will be included in the take-off. Assembly groups can easily be saved and added to future estimates

 

Select Columns

Select the column headings that will be included in the take-off spreadsheet. Each column can be assigned a labor difficulty that will adjust each assembly's labor hours

Take-Off Tab

Goes over every aspect of the take-off tab

Take-Off Tabs 1 & 2

Take-off tabs 1 & 2 work together. You can use tab 1 for per plan and tab 2 for value engineering. Your bid price report will show a price per plan, a price for value engineering and a total price

View Item Picture & Catalog

View a picture of the item to make sure that's what you think it is or view the catalog page. Catalog pages are great for customer cut sheets


Tools Tab

Tools Tab

Enter tool purchases for the project or select a small percentage of labor cost to account for tool usage and future tool replacement


Customer Reviews

What our clients are saying

  • ADAM NEWPORT:
    Clear Creek Electric, LLC

    "I began using the new Flat Rate feature the moment it was uploaded. I have made our first Flat Rate book to distribute to the residental service crew. I just plugged in our rates and it was ready."

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  • DAVE OLSEN:
    Clear Creek Electric, LLC

    "With money being so tight starting an electrical business, I reviewed many bid software programs. Yours is the very best bid software I have ever seen."

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  • BARRY KOEHN:
    from Oklahoma

    "I know you feel like it's your obligation to help, but it's also your selling point and a big one for someone like me, who is somewhat computer illiterate."

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  • MICHAEL HOLT:
    Premier Power Inc.

    "The Estimating Software Turbobid is a user friendly program. Very little work on my end. Everything is setup, all you have to do is compute the information."

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