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The RFP just came out.  You have 30 days to win this IDIQ bid. The clock starts now! You have 2 options to execute this bid: Spreadsheets e4Clicks Project Estimator Spreadsheets: Open a spreadsheet, hope that you can copy and paste from the bid schedule and that you don’t have to recreate it by hand...
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Another fantastic year to appreciate our great customers, team and partners. In 2016, we celebrated our 15th 4Clicks Birthday.  We look forward to many more years of providing you with the best possible construction cost estimating and project management software for your facility repair, renovation, sustainability, and new construction projects. 4Clicks is here to support your cost...
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Fallout is approaching and we know you are busy! Contracts are being awarded and money is being spent. Facility owners and contractors are starting to walk jobs and prepare for this. Make sure you and your team are preparing now. If you are blessed to have a current delivery order contract, you should meet with...
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Department of Veterans Affairs MUST use Rule of Two for Orders Placed Under FSS/GSA Schedules In the case of Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled on June 16, 2016 that the “Rule of Two” contracting procedures in 38 U.S.C. 8127(d) also applies to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) orders placed under...
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Hopefully our YouTube videos have been helpful to you and your team.  If you haven’t checked them out yet, take a peek and let us know what you like – and what we could add. https://www.youtube.com/user/4ClicksSolutions Training Playlist We have several different playlists you can check out.  The Training Playlist might be the most popular. ...
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We just celebrated Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, that honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day...
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I use Pro edition. I need to make changes to my estimate’s line items and track those changes. Is that possible? Users with the Pro edition of the software can use the software’s Revised Estimate feature when they need to make changes to an estimate and track changes to them. This process involves making a...
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Construction delivery methods and their associated processes and contractual documents are directly linked to the success or failure of any project. The business strategy leading to the integration of previously disparate competencies, business processes, technologies and teams is the primary goal of a BIM execution plan.  Read more here from CMO, Peter Cholakis in the article...
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We have been notified by the United Stated Patent Office that 4Clicks will be issued a Patent for Storing Application Data (3528-P10980US). We have been striving hard for the past five (5) years to develop truly unique cloud computing applications to assist our clients reach the next levels of productivity, collaboration, and transparency. Ceasel, or...
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Estimation is an important aspect of the bidding process. It allows your company to pitch its best ideas for the best possible costs, helping your company to stand out from the competition – if it’s a good estimation! Our Director of Marketing and Sales, Peter Cholakis, recently interviewed with 24/7 Massachusetts Contractors Academy as part of their Expert...
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4Clicks has a proven track record assisting federal property owners to better plan, estimate, manage, and report upon building repair, renovation, sustainability and new construction projects. 4Clicks also understands the requirements for JOC/SABER/IDIQ/SATOC/MATOC/MACC/POCA and BOA projects, as well as HUBZone, SDB and other 8(a) certifications, and can assist owners, contractors, and A/E’s better communicate and collaborate...
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The RFP just came out. You have 30 days to win this JOC/SABER. The clock starts now! Are you overwhelmed figuring out your perfect coefficients? It’s time to Quit Trippin’ and start 4Clickin’! You have projects with known costs that are similar to those that will be completed on this JOC/SABER contract.  It’s time to...
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Ceasel is here! It’s released in beta testing, being used, and available for purchase! After years of creating the most robust cloud-based estimating platform, it’s finally commercially available!  We’ve been testing the Beta version for a couple of months now. Overall speed and functionality continues to increase.  We are very grateful to those who have...
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4Clicks December Chatter Newsletter By an Estimator for Estimators Quote of the Month! Is e4Clicks Missing Line Items? Enhanced RSMeans Cost Data Repricing to 2014 2014 Training Q & A Corner 2014 RSMeans Books Partnering with Education YouTube Feedback
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Join us in Las Vegas, NV for our awesome classes! Take advantage of an opportunity to bring your estimating skills to the next level! 1. The last scheduled 2-day Introductory Course for 2013 – June 19th – 20th 2. 4Clicks’ Estimating with RSMeans – June 18th Our 2-Day Introductory Class is perfect for new e4Clicks...
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1-Day Training Class – San Antonio, TX – May 17th, 2013 Who Should Attend? Estimators, Project Managers, Contractors, Owners, AE’s If you currently use RSMeans Cost Data for line item estimating or work on government JOC, SABER, IDIQ, or similar projects…or would like to…this course is for you! REGISTER TODAY Cost: $149.00 per attendee.
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Our “2-Day Introductory Class” for e4Clicks Project Estimator is coming up soon, March 13-14, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. We also are offering a NEW course, “1-Day Construction Cost Estimating 101, featuring RSMeans Cost Data” at NO CHARGE, on March 12, 2013 at the same location. Participants of our 2-Day session are welcome to come...
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Teaching Construction Cost Estimating:  Experience and mentoring play a major role in developing cost estimating skills, however, training and retraining are also very important.   A sample construction cost estimating course outline  shown below.  If your organization is interested in an on-site session, please give us a call. Levels of Cost Estimating                 Order of Magnitude...
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Join us in the Springs! e4Clicks Project Estimator Introductory Class – October 17th and 18th 4Clicks will be hosting our awesome 2-day introductory training session in Colorado Springs. Work directly with e4Clicks Project Estimator and do actual detailed item cost estimates with RSMeans Cost Data. You will even take a quick look at Visual Cost...
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A professional construction cost estimator in an important team member of any Owner, Contractor, or AE organization’s involvement in a facility renovation, repair, sustainability, or new construction project. A cost estimator’s role is to review the many factors, variables, and information sources associated with a construction project and to present an accurate total cost (the...
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It’s amazing how many cost estimators exclusively use spreadsheets. In end, this practice creates more problems than it solves. Certainly spreadsheets play an important role, however, study after study has proven them to be inefficient and prone to error when collaboration is required, or when relatively sophisticated databases are commonly used. The solution for Owners,...
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Owners, Contractors and Subcontractors, 4Clicks is hosting an upcoming Regional Training Class in Las Vegas, and we’d like to invite you and your team to attend! This two day class is perfect for brand new e4Clicks Project Estimator users and those who could benefit from a refresher course. A great chance to sharpen your estimating...
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Visit the our new Cost Estimating and Project Management FORUM at www.4clicks.com/forums and discuss a wide range of items: Visual Estimating, RSMeans Cost Data, UPBs, BIM, Contract Management, Project Management, JOC, SABER, IDIQs, MATOC, SATOC, MACC, Estimating… it’s up to you! This is an open site for Owners, Contractors, and AE’s to share information. Visit...
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New Legislation Introduced Intended to Save Money, Improve Energy Usage in Federal Buildings The legislation addresses a number of ways to achieve high-performance buildings: life-cycle cost analysis, integrated design processes, building information modeling (BIM) and building commissioning. The legislation provisions would: •Use life-cycle cost analysis to assure that overall spending on design, construction and operations...
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