Initiate, approve and schedule multiple facility projects for your stores and properties.
Initiating Development Projects
Big Sky makes it easy to plan and organize your store development projects. New capital projects can be added well in advance to support your budgeting process. This single repository gives you a quick view of all planned work across your organization and provides the tools to report, pre-approve and schedule capital projects. Approved workgroup members can initiate unbudgeted projects, such as complex facility repairs, at any time.
Sending Bids to Contractors
Identify your approved Contractors, send bid packages complete with photos, track and compare contractor responses, and award winning bids to selected Contractors.
The scope of the project is defined by creating a bid sheet for each task that is needed to complete a project. Contractors slated to receive the bid sheet are selected from the database, which includes Contractor information, contact method and supported trade types for all approved Contractors. When the bid sheets are completed, they are automatically distributed to your selected Contractors.
Managing and Awarding Bids
Contractor bid information and responses are included in the bid sheet to simplify the management of multiple bids and various bid due dates. View and compare Contractor responses online and award winning contracts with one click. All bid changes and bid history is recorded in a complete audit trail.
Change Order Processing
Changes are inevitable when managing complex projects. Big Sky makes it easy to initiate a change, and route the updated project for change approval. All change orders are tracked and monitored from creation through final approval or rejection. Job costing is automatically updated when a change order is approved.
Managing the Project Life Cycle
View and monitor the progress of all store development projects in one location. Status information and alerts giving you full visibility into the details of all ongoing projects.
All store development project data is stored in a single repository, including: plans, job specification data, budgets, RFP’s, bid responses, winning contractor, construction contracts, photos, spreadsheets, meeting notes, as well as associated budgets, change orders, work orders and invoices.
Track store development costs and capture data for performance measurements on average turnaround of bids and RFP’s and estimated project cost verses approved and actual cost.