A tool for easy construction estimating and bidding

About Estimating Link

Estimating Link software is designed specifically for heavy civil construction estimating and bidding. This easy-to-use program helps you centralize your data, increase your speed and accuracy, and increase profit margins.

Estimating Link allows users to create and re-use task data from previous jobs and scale tasks to the appropriate amount of work being done. The solution features subcontractor/material and rate table comparisons as well as a fuel worksheet that automatically recalculates the appropriate resources. It also offers the ability to move revenue sources in order to take advantage of quantity overruns or underruns. Users can check their bids for possible errors and the program will report potential pitfalls and oversights.

Estimating Link integrates with DOT electronic bidding systems and can export data directly into accounting and project management systems. Multi-user capabilities enable multiple estimators to edit the same project simultaneously.

The award winning customer support goes beyond our intuitive software interface and is always included. Whether you’re taking this software for a test drive with a Free Trial, or you’ve been a customer for decades, help is there when you need it.

Video Overview


  • Bid Sheet - Summarizes all the Primary Items/Tasks with the Bid Quantities, Unit Prices, Total Prices, and more. Add project overhead, bond costs, corporate overhead and desired profit percentages.
  • Item Sheets - Add your resources, enter your production in days or hours, and and Estimating Link will calculate your item unit and total cost, manhours, and more.
  • Rate Library - Simple, one-time setup of your reusable crews, equipment, material, and other project rates.
  • Sub-Items & Indirect Items - create complex items/tasks or phases of a job using sub-items. Spread your indirect costs across your items.
  • Alternates & Fixed Price Items - add alternate items to your bid as well as fixed price items your customer requires.
  • Move Money - Take advantage of windfall profit/loss and track the money.
  • Fuel Calculator - Easily change fuel rates and update your entire project at the last minute.
  • Subcontractor, Material and Rate Table Comparison - Update material and/or subcontractor price quotes in a project and update your bid price in a click.
  • Pipe Trench Calculator - Calculate the amount of fill or bedding required to fill a trench.
  • Accounting Integration - Estimating Link integrates with most major accounting systems.

Additional features include:

  • State DOT Bidding Support
  • Metric to English Conversion
  • Over 70 Reporting options
  • Project Classifications
  • Password Protection for projects
  • Spreadsheet Imports and Exports
  • Catalogs
  • Template Customization


Estimating Link software is sold with subscription licenses, depending on your business preferences. The starting price for the SaaS is $166 per month.

There is a two-week Free Trial available along with a Free Live Demonstration.

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Pricing Details
Perpetual license also available

Product Overview

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User Reviews of Estimating Link

Submitted on December 16th, 2022 by Anonymous

I like the program, I like the way it works. Price played a big factor in it. The other ones are pretty expensive compared to this one. The people are really nice. Jennifer over there and I think Kathleen is the owner. They’re easy to work with and the price is right and I like the program. It does what I need and more. We’re just starting to use it.