Stowe Australia has formed many successful partnerships with various companies in our industry.
We believe that an important service to our clients is the ability to identify quality, complementary service providers and product vendors, of which we have categorised below.
Stowe enjoys close relationships with these manufacturers and distributors of electrical power & control equipment who can provide technical support for our activities.
Stowe Australia is actively involved with many different organisations within in our industry. As Australia’s largest and oldest privately owned Electrical Contractor, we are seen as an industry leader who can offer valuable assistance to the Electrical and Communications Industry in general.We actively participate in several industry work groups, from chairing the AS3000 Wiring Rules Committee for over 10 years to NECA committee members.
CONEST INTELLIBID ESTIMATING SOFTWARE
In its worldwide search for the best electrical estimating software, Stowe Australia located ConEst Software Systems based in the USA.
Stowe Australia has been awarded the Australian agency for the software and trades as ConEst Systems Australia Pty Ltd.
ConEst Systems Australia has been established to support the Australian market with an estimating system which is superior to all other packages on the market today, and that is supported by the industry for the industry. To this end, the ConEst IntelliBid system incorporates all Australian Electrical items together with the NECA manual of labour installation units for these items within the database. The associated estimate job costing reports that are produced within Conest are an essential tool for project managers and for the successful financial management of each and every project in today’s demanding market.
As part of the development of the software, Stowe Australia has created an Australian database item library and associated takeoff assemblies. The utilisation of these assemblies drastically reduces the required estimating time and reduces the risk of mistakes, incorrect formulas and the missing of minor items that can eventuate with spreadsheet estimating. Experience has revealed that the initial package cost is quickly recouped through these savings.
ConEst Systems Australia offers software packages suitable for the smallest to the largest Electrical Contractors as listed herein:
IntelliBid – Base estimating system for smaller Electrical Contractors suitable for 1 or 2 estimators.
IntelliBid Plus – This estimating package is supplied complete with the above database plus add on modules for project job control, reporting, cost analysis, unit rate production and breakouts that are required by the majority of Australian Electrical Contractors, including full networking. This package can be connected to the TRA-SER pricing update service which periodically updates the pricing for most items in the database.
IntelliBid Pro – Comprehensive estimating system with all the above features for large contractors with diverse needs
All versions of the IntelliBid system are sold complete with a fully functioning Australian database and are customisable to the user’s required tender labour units, discount structures and general requirements through modular technology by adding only the features you need or want. The Australian database has a complete range of standard electrical equipment, materials & assemblies. Package pricing includes installation and one day’s training.
Intellibid is sold with a fully functioning link to TRA-SER for Windows from Trade Services Australia. This feature allows automatic trade pricing updates. For further information visit the Trade Services website www.tradeservice.com.au or by telephone 1800 622 267.