Virtual News

Don’t need access to blueprints and specifications on every project, but you do need to know what’s bidding and when?

  • Subscription-based service that provides access to basic bidding information, including project name, location and bid date.

  • Details about the owner and design team, and a complete bidders list.

  • Order print copies online.

  • Statewide subscription option.

  • Upgrade on a project-by-project basis for online access to Plans, Specs and Addenda.

  • Subscription includes five (5) seat licenses.

What You Get With Your Subscription

Project List

After logging in, users will be able to see a PROJECT LIST of jobs bidding throughout the five regions of Texas. The PROJECT LIST contains information that includes the actual title of the project as named by the plan issuer, the bid date and time; location of the project and whether or not the projects has bidding documents attached, including addenda.

If there are Addenda associated with this project, click on the TITLE to see the Project Details page and VIEW to see the Documents Tab that lists sheets and sections by name.

Example Project List

Project Detail

By “clicking” on the Project Title, users will be able to access the PROJECT DETAILS page for complete project information.

The default PROJECT DETAILS TAB allows users to review project information such as title, bid date and time, estimated cost, project location, project type, category of work, and scope of work.

VIRTUAL NEWS subscribers are able to access other important information, including notes, time and locations for pre-bid meetings and site visits, detailed contact information for the project owner and design team, and a list of contractors who are bidding the project.

Example Project Detail

Project Documents

The PROJECT DOCUMENTS tab allows users to see the bidding documents in a folder view, “click” on the title of the folder to expand and show all documents in that folder.

Open All or Close All of the folders and users may see Addenda / Specifications / Blueprint files. These files are named according to their original page title or section.

VIRTUAL NEWS subscribers do not have the ability to view documents, however they will be able to order printed copies of the bid documents.

Example Project Documents

Upgrade your Subscription and Get Full Access

VIRTUAL NEWS subscribers may upgrade their access by clicking on the “Subscribe to this Project” icon.

Users will be guided thru VBX’s secure ecommerce pages and receive FULL ACCESS to view the bid documents. Click on the DOCUMENT TITLE to launch “ADOBE READERTM”, or print locally.

Batch Downloading to your PC is also available by selecting individual files or all files. Click the DOWNLOAD SELECTED BLUEPRINTS or DOWNLOAD ALL located at the bottom of the page.