The Blue Book Building and Construction Network Introduces New BB-Bid2012, with Enhanced Features, Functionality

Including integrated business intelligence, secure private plan rooms and over one million messages sent weekly

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 30, 2012 — The Blue Book Network has recently announced the launch of BB-Bid2012, a completely redesigned and enhanced version of their original project communication system.

Targeted to General Contractors, Architects, Building Owners and Facility Managers - or anyone looking for help managing their projects - BB-Bid2012 provides integrated tools to facilitate all aspects of the pre-construction process, including managing, locating and pre-qualifying vendors; sending project messages and sharing documents, including plans, specs and addenda.

New features include:

  • Customizable and direct two way prequalification communication
  • A customizable vendor view, enabling the user to present information in a way that works specifically for their needs
  • A “Vendor Wizard” that provides the option to search more than one trade at a time, using a multiple trade selection tool
  • Secure Messaging, complete with follow-up on undelivered messages by The Blue Book Network’s Editorial Team
  • A private and secure plan room that provides full reporting

In addition, BB-Bid2012 integrates access to The Blue Book Network’s comprehensive database of commercial construction companies throughout the United States, providing critical business intelligence on these vendors.

“Our goal is to continue to serve our user community and streamline their preconstruction process,” said Rich Johnson, President of The Blue Book Building and Construction Network. “BB-Bid has been an invaluable tool since we launched it in 1999. We are excited to be integrating new technology that offers advanced features and functionality, while maintaining the core component that has always set us apart from other systems – access to our industry leading company search engine, which provides our users with the vital and accurate company information they need to make informed decisions.”

About The Blue Book Building and Construction Network…

The Blue Book Network has been connecting the commercial construction industry since 1913. Building from a database of over 1,000,000 classified company listings in 560 classifications – The Blue Book Network today provides digital information and communication solutions designed to enhance the daily workflow of the entire construction industry. For more information on The Blue Book Building and Construction Network, visit or call 888-303-2243.



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