What is ConX
ConX is a digital toolbox for SME Construction Contractors at the pre-construction phase. We have a suite of easy to use and affordable tools to help you do takeoffs, manage tenders and hire a team. You are at the heart of all our decisions.
How does this work?
Upload plans with a scope of works for the job and we will provide a quote the same day. Whether you just want the material take off done or your would like us to include estimates for what the labour and materials will cost we can work to your specifications. Provided you are happy to proceed we will supply a complete Bill Of Quantities with marked up plans in 5 business days from receipt of payment.
What tools are currently available?
Becoming a member on ConX gives you access to a comprehensive Takeoffs / Bill of Quantities (BOQ) service or you can do your own takeoff and estimates using ConX Measure. Through ConX Tendering you can
manage tenders with your preferred subcontractor network or engage new guys on the open network / look for work if you are a subcontractor. You can also hire skilled trades and labour to your team
What is a ConX Profile?
Your ConX profile is public and can be used as a micro-website to promote your business and display your capabilities. On your profile you can display business details, Team Members, photos of your work or link up your instagram handle. By creating a professional profile you can promote your business to others
How long does it take to get my completed Takeoff (Bill of Quantities)?
Our experienced team of estimators can return the complete Takeoff in 5 working days. For some commercial projects the estimates may take longer but a turnaround time will be agreed in advance.
How much does a Takeoff cost?
Single trade packages (plumbing, bricklaying, electrical, etc) start at $350. More complex jobs take longer and the price will reflect that.
For multi-trade packages an elemental Bill of Quantities starts at $700 and a detailed Bill of Quantities starts at $1,000 and varies depending on level of detail and size of project.
How do I upload plans to do my own Takeoff on ConX Measure?
You can upload plans from your “Measure” Dashboard. Hit the “Upload Plans” button and select the PDF’s you wish to measure, give your project a name and away you go. Here is a link to a youtube demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA_hIBOHocI
You can also forward plans to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address associated with your account. The plans will appear on your dashboard with the subject of the email as the project name.
How do I apply for tenders
As a subcontracting business, you can apply for tenders on the open network. Check the ConX Tender Board to see available contracts in your area and keep your profile up to date to be notified of jobs in your area, suited to your trade.
What is the difference between an Elemental and Detailed Bill Of Quantity?
A detailed trade BOQ is a complete breakdown of all of the trades, the items and quantities involved for each trade, best used for the builder for construction purposes but can also be used in the tendering phase if necessary.
An elemental BOQ is a high level overview, taking all factors into account. We base it off the m2 of floor area, for example, take a wall, if we give a price per square meter, within that price we will factor in all elements of the wall like frame, insulation, plasterboard, paint, etc. This can be used when discussing costs with clients or if the construction drawings have not been finalised.
What's the difference between Bill of Quantities, Bill of Materials or Takeoffs?
They are all the same thing, some people just call them by different names. Takeoffs tend to just refer to the materials and quantities and dont have estimate costs involved. But we will work with you to make sure that everything is to the scope and spec that you want to see it returned.
Where do you operate?
All over. We have completed Takeoffs for companies in Australia, the United States and Britain. And that's just the start, we are happy to look at your plans no matter where you are.
How do I post tenders?
You can send tenders to your preferred subcontractors or if you want to connect with new contractors, post a tender to the open network. Under the “tenders” tab, you can post multiple trade packages with a scope of works. Ensure to include all of the essential details of what's entailed in the job and subcontractors can price it appropriately. When it is posted you will get bids from interested contractors and you can review their profile and see if they are a good fit for you.
Who do we work with?
Everyone. Whether or not you are a carpentry subcontractor looking to get a quote in for a residential job or your estimating team is under the pump and you need someone to provide the BOQ for a multi residential project, We can complete professional Bill of Materials in a timely manner that will allow you to quote with confidence and win more work.
How do I make payment to get a Takeoff?
Once the quote is agreed upon, you can pay securely with credit card through the invoice, or via bank transfer quoting the invoice number.
Why get a Takeoff done with ConX?
Doing a takeoff is time consuming and if like most people in the industry you find there are not enough hours in the day, you can let us take care of the heavy lifting. You can download a Sample BOQ here: https://www.conxjobs.com/takeoffs
We can do large commercial jobs right down to single trade for residential jobs. We have an experienced team of estimators who can produce a great BOQ for you.