Periscope S2G

Government bid notification solution for businesses

About Periscope S2G

BidSync is a cloud-based bid notification solution, which enables private businesses to search bids or requests for proposals (RFPs) placed by the state government, municipalities, public sectors, school districts, colleges, or federal agencies. Features include bid rating, a visual relevance indicator, keyword matching, and remote access.

The AI-powered application allows businesses to discover relevant bids and sales opportunities in real-time based on search behavior and pattern history. Team members using BidSync can receive daily email notifications for current bids along with a direct website link in order to connect with and send responses to the government agency. Using BidSync's search tools, sales teams can aggregate, record, and filter collected data by geography, agency type, and due dates.

BidSync provides a bid summary document containing information such as title, due dates, numbers, URLs, delivery locations, commodity codes, descriptions, agency website URLs, published date, bid conferences, and more, allowing professionals to review and place bids accordingly.

Pricing starting from:

US$99,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$99,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free
  • Subscription

Images

BidSync bid listing
BidSync search tools
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Periscope S2G screenshot: BidSync bid listing Periscope S2G screenshot: BidSync search tools Periscope S2G screenshot: BidSync suggestions

Features

Total features of Periscope S2G: 16

  • Auto-Matching
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Bid Management
  • Data Filtering
  • Demographic Data Collection
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Notifications
  • Filtered Views
  • Multi-Location
  • Prioritizing
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Remote Access
  • Search Functionality
  • Supplier Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

3,8 /5
(37)
Value for Money
3,4/5
Features
3,5/5
Ease of Use
3,7/5
Customer Support
4/5

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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Friend to alert you for bids

Reviewed on 2018/12/21

BidSync helps me find right bids in right time and thus I am able to submit my quotes efficiently.

BidSync helps me find right bids in right time and thus I am able to submit my quotes efficiently.

Pros

I treat bidSync as my closed friend. It alerts me for available bids in market that otherwise would not have been disclosed to me.
I personally think that one subscription of BidSync compensates a team of ten business development guys.

Cons

The software does not help for all parts of the World. For example, I need similar assistance from Canada, Australia and UK markets and BidSync can not help me for these locations.

Denise T.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BidSync has helped me expand my business.

Reviewed on 2019/07/18

I've had a great experience for several years now. My dedicated account representative listens to...

I've had a great experience for several years now. My dedicated account representative listens to what I need and provides me the best solutions to save me the most time. Also, their customer service is very helpful in assisting with my account needs.

Pros

Prior to using BidSync, I would spend over four hours a day searching for government bid opportunities. Now, within a matter of minutes, I gain the exact level of awareness I need into relevant opportunities. I'm saving time and money using the BidSync centralized online portal and a daily email notification.

Cons

There was an initial set up process to narrow down the correct keywords to filter in the results I wanted. Once customer service help me with my settings, BidSync's artificial intelligence system does all the rest of the work in capturing relevant results for me.

Elisa A.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Irrelevant Bids

Reviewed on 2020/10/01

I did a ton of research before deciding to go with BidSync. I'm sad to say it feels like we were...

I did a ton of research before deciding to go with BidSync. I'm sad to say it feels like we were duped. The salesperson told me with the free version we only get 3% of bids, and with the paid national plan we'd get 100%. Sounded good at the time. Now I realize they meant 100% of the bids on BidSync, not 100% of the bids total that are out there. I understand now that it's not possible to say you can pull 100% of the bids out there (if anyone says that it's a lie), but we were led to believe otherwise. And unfortunately there is no refund even though we haven't gotten even one bid since using their service.

Pros

The idea of getting an email with a bunch of bids is great, but almost all of the bids that come to my inbox are irrelevant to my company. I can see how they would be good for construction companies, but we are a consulting firm, consulting architects and engineers on designing projects to comply with ADA.

Cons

Most bids are not at all what we're looking for. I called customer service so they could make sure I have the right keywords and words to avoid, and I still get irrelevant bids to my inbox and when I search online. What's worse, I get relevant bids from other competitor websites to my inbox that when I click on them naturally want me to sign up with them and when I search for those bids on BidSync to get those docs, they don't have those bids. I called customer service and apparently they don't monitor those sites. Those were three bids we missed out on because BidSync didn't notify us about them!

Response from Periscope Holdings

Thank you for the opportunity to address your concerns. We see that you are not satisfied with the number of bids relevant to your business. While we monitor 100,000+ bid websites per month, we do not control agency demand for specific services/goods, it can be cyclical. We cannot guarantee a specific industry/specialization will have a constant high demand as these needs are determined by agencies. We apologize for any confusion about what our service provides. S2G Premium (formerly BidSync) is a bid notification service. We notify you of relevant bids in near real-time. We can only provide full bid info and response capability for those bids from agencies that use our Sourcing solution. If a specific agency prefers to use a different service for their RFP submissions, we still notify you of the bid, but you may need to register in their system to see full bid info and to respond. Our support team is always available to help you modify keywords and settings to get more relevant bids.

Dan D.
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Really like what we've seen so far.

Reviewed on 2019/10/15

Really like the tool. We're still experimenting with it and testing keyword searches but so far,...

Really like the tool. We're still experimenting with it and testing keyword searches but so far, the system works very well for what we need.

Pros

Gives us the ability to see all of the government opportunities that we want at a very affordable price. Also gives us access to documents directly. Searches are intuitive and easy to set up.

Cons

Not sure I understand how opportunities are rated. I don't like when an opportunity refers to BidNet. That doesn't really help in evaluation because you need a separate subscription.

Sarah H.
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Solid Software for Bid Notices

Reviewed on 2019/10/15

Pros

I like that I can receive customize daily emails, which make this product easier to use.

Cons

For a long time I received notifications for things outside of my service area and it took a couple of calls and tweaks to get this set up correctly

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Periscope S2G FAQs

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Periscope S2G offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

BidSync offers a free trial after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. It comes with a Basic plan which is available for free. Pricing details are outlined below- State Pro: $99/month (billed monthly), $89/month (billed semi-annually), or $59/month (billed annually) Regional Pro: $119/month (billed monthly), $99/month (billed semi-annually), or $69/month (billed annually) National Pro: $249/month (billed monthly), $179/month (billed semi-annually), or $119/month (billed annually)

Periscope S2G offers the following features:

  • Supplier Management

Periscope S2G has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Periscope S2G supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices Periscope S2G supports

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Periscope S2G offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support

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