BidScout provides daily alerts on government bids

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. (March 2011) – Now the construction industry has an easy, affordable way to learn about government bids let in specific metro areas. Subscribers to a new product called BidScout will receive bid and request for proposal information customized for their metro area and sent directly to their e-mail accounts daily.

BidScout ( taps into an online database that tracks the spending activities of more than 89,000 government agencies, with thousands of new project leads added to the database every day. BidScout notifies subscribers of new business opportunities at the federal, state, and local level, including cities, counties, colleges, schools, universities and municipalities. Daily alerts include information on contracts, subcontracts, anticipated bids, solicitations, modifications, amendments, sources sought, and grant and award notices. In the last 30 days alone, BidScout has delivered more than 17,000 bids and RFPs.

“We’re excited to offer contractors, subcontractors, municipalities and materials producers a simple, low-cost way to tap into the lucrative government market,” says Dan Tidwell, Randall-Reilly’s senior vice president, construction. “Especially in this difficult economy, the construction industry needs new, innovative products – like BidScout – to help ensure future success.”

Those interested in viewing a demonstration of BidScout’s capabilities can do so during the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas, March 22-26, 2011, at booth N-1265. Subscriptions to BidScout are $24.99 per month ($299.98 annually).

About Randall-Reilly

Founded in 1934, Randall-Reilly ( is the premier U.S. media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets. The company’s construction division covers the highway and heavy construction, road building, aggregates, landscaping and used equipment markets.

Randall-Reilly’s trucking division serves the fleet, owner-operator, recruitment, truck stop, pre-owned truck and trailer, dealer and heavy-duty aftermarket segments.

Randall-Reilly’s Equipment Data Associates business is an industry-leading collector and aggregator of equipment purchase and financing data, which it offers to its customers in industrial equipment end markets for sales lead generation and market intelligence. The company’s Custom Media Division provides major corporations with customized brand marketing programs.

Randall-Reilly has offices in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and New Berlin, Wis.