Bid Engineer

Bid Engineer

About the project

Bid Engineer is the brain child of a young entrepreneur from Kendal bursting with ideas about how to engage with the practical needs of his community. A background in engineering revealed a gap in the market for trades people and engineering professionals to offer their services to people searching for reasonable, authentic and trust worthy quotes on any job ranging from a leaky tap to a bespoke and complex project.

The website is an 'ebay style' portal for the general public to register and post details of their project or job, giving suppliers and professionals the opportunity to view the details and provide a quote as a bid for that job.

The site features a registration system where customers sign up for free and can post job adverts and contact suppliers via a private messaging service. Suppliers are required to pay for a membership registration which allows them to place bids on projects and compete with other suppliers to be awarded work. Suppliers are encouraged to complete their online profile which is published on the front end as a directory for customers to browse and find out more. Suppliers can post job vacancies here if they wish.

The site also features an advertising banner management system so advertising space can be sold to suppliers throughout the site. This system tracks click through rates allowing our client to produce conversion rates and prove commercial viability.

We integrated the membership sign up facility with Paypal which gives our client ultimate control and security over monies received. The CMS platform is Joomla based, tailored to the clients brief and technical requirements.

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