A plansroom is a local construction association’s lifeblood. GVCA is no different. Our members receive online and in-person access to the GVCA plansroom, a listing of all construction project opportunities in Ontario that is powered by the BestBidz system.
Members also enjoy exclusive access to our Crystal Ball Report, a listing of planned and proposed construction projects in and around the Grand Valley region.
Benefits of bestbidz
Bestbidz is Ontario’s Construction Association Network – the product of a collaboration between 12 Local Construction Associations (LCAs) across the province of Ontario. Bestbidz has been formed with the goal of enhancing communication between the buyers and sellers of construction in Ontario by providing a state-of-the-art online marketplace to facilitate tendering.
The LCAs that comprise bestbidz are non-profit organizations that have been serving the industry for decades, some as early as 1867! These member-supported mixed-trade organizations are committed to providing services in the areas of advocacy, relationship building, standard practices, construction documents and seals, commissioner of oaths, education, training, communications, and social networking.
BestBidz has also formed an unprecedented strategic alliance with CMD Group (CMD), Canada’s leading provider of nation-wide construction project data, plans & specifications, news, analytics and forecasts. As an added benefit of this alliance, members of bestbidz Member LCAs get Exclusive Discounts on CMD Products (some conditions and exceptions apply – click link for details).
Sign Up for bestbidz Now! A GVCA general membership is required (links to YM sign up page)
What is GVCA Crystal Ball Report?
Unmatched Construction Intelligence
GVCA’s Crystal Ball Report is a unique and insightful member service. Updated daily by GVCA staff, the report tracks planned projects during the pre-bidding phases, following them from concept to design to pre-qualification, construction and completion.
Construction Market Data (CMD)
CMD, a ConstructConnect company, provides the best national U.S. coverage and the strongest Canadian coverage available. The formation of ConstructConnect brought together four industry leaders to provide customers with the best information, technology solutions, and market relationships in a single brand.
As an added benefit of this alliance, GVCA members get Exclusive Discounts on most CMD products.
etegri and On Demand
Through this alliance, bestbidz has evolved from being an electronic plan room into a full-blown electronic tendering, bidding, bonding, pre-qualification and invitation to bid platform for owners, architects and general contractors. etegri, our solution for owners and architects is free for these clients, and On Demand, our solution for general contractors is also free for GVCA EPR (Electronic Plans Room) member GCs.