A construction estimating and bidding software for earthworks, highway, paving, utilities and more.

Product Overview

HeavyBid by HCSS is a specialized estimating software designed for heavy civil construction. It excels in quickly and accurately preparing detailed cost estimates, and has the ability to convert these estimates into bids. The software stands out for its advanced calculation routines, ability to handle large and complex projects, and robust customer support.


  • Escalation feature saves time especially during final bid scheduling
  • Efficient in managing similar projects with its recording system
  • Exceptional customer support with immediate assistance


  • Challenging to alter coding systems mid-bid without creating complications
  • Extensive reporting systems that can be complex and require additional work
  • Requires consult call for pricing

Target Market

Small to large construction companies, especially those involved in heavy civil construction like highways, pipelines, and large infrastructure projects. Ideal for companies that frequently bid on similar projects and can benefit from the software’s recording and tracking features.

Not Recommended For

Companies that handle a wide variety of project types or those that require flexibility in changing project parameters or coding systems during the bidding process.

About HeavyBid

HeavyBid by HCSS is an estimating and bidding software for crew-based infrastructure construction. The solution has been used for estimates in earthwork, underground, highway, pipeline, mining, plants, and other heavy construction.

HeavyBid will rapidly develop estimates, take and analyze quotes, manage bid-day, submit unit price and lump sum bids, and interface with scheduling and accounting software.

Video Overview


  • Import DOT data from state websites
  • Build an entire estimate
  • Populate quote folders and analyze quotes
  • Copy from past estimates to streamline bids and automatically compute numbers
  • Custom calculation routines
  • Repetitive structures with assemblies
  • Production history to compare previous bids to current bids
  • Bi-directional interface to P6 and MS project - easily import from Primavera or Microsoft Project

Types of Contractors

The typical HeavyBid customer is an infrastructure contractor that builds highways, bridges, dams, tunnels, airports, railroads, utilities, pipelines, or wastewater treatment plants or does earthwork such as land clearing, excavation, and mining. These contractors use crews and heavy equipment and typically do unit price work, such as DOT work or non-typical large facilities like stadiums and power plants. Those wanting to standardize their vertical and horizontal construction divisions, or job owners and engineering firms needing to make capital budget estimates may also use HeavyBid.

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User Reviews of HeavyBid

Submitted on September 13th, 2021 by Phillippe Falkner

It definitely increased our revenue, increased our market share, and ultimately increased our profitability.

Submitted on September 13th, 2021 by Daniel Buckley

HeavyBid allows us to adapt to what the market is demanding.

Submitted on July 23rd, 2018 by Hal Fuglevand

It’s a good fit for heavy civil construction and it’s a good way to get all your ideas, all your thoughts, all your costs into one place. It helps calculate production quantities and lets you review your costs and generate all the reports you need. You can export to the DOTs or whatever you want to do. It’s really a good fit and to tell you the truth I’m not sure how we’d estimate if we didn’t have HeavyBid.