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City Electric Supply Integrates with PataBid Estimating Software for Preconstruction Collaboration

Updated: May 7


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Contractors can easily connect their CES account with their PataBid Quantify license

A groundbreaking integration that merges PataBid’s electrical estimating software and CES’s e-commerce platform.


Okotoks, AB, Canada, November 14, 2023 / Electrical Industry News Week / -- PataBid announces a new integration with City Electric Supply. This partnership will improve the productivity and profitability of electrical projects, increase access to electrical estimating software and overall, improve the working conditions of electrical contractors.


“This integration is a game changer for the electrical construction industry. Improving the accuracy of electrical bidding while increasing the convenience of material ordering is an industry win-win for everyone involved. CES and PataBid are spear heading this change in the electrical contracting sphere as it is time for innovation and collaboration within the construction industry,” says Melvin Newman, President & CTO at PataBid.


Many current Quantify users are already using the integration and seeing the direct benefits. “Quantify’s seamless integration with City Electric Supply’s e-commerce platform has been revolutionary for our business. Instant electrical pricing ensures our estimates are accurate, and the ability to purchase materials within Quantify streamlines our processes. This integration enables us to bid work quickly and effectively, giving us a competitive edge in the industry,” says Cory Matchim, Electrician/ Owner at Argent Electrical Inc. in Ontario.


An image showing how contractors can improve electrical bidding with CES pricing integration with PataBid
Access CES material pricing in seconds to easily bid electrical work

This integration eliminates that need for contractors to manually enter material prices when bidding electrical work. Employing digital estimating software is a way for electrical contractors to mitigate job risk, maximize profits and future proof their contracting businesses.


With this new integration between PataBid and City Electric Supply, contractors can:

  • Import up to the minute pricing into their electrical estimates, in seconds

  • Place their CES orders directly from Quantify. Buy materials with a simple click!

  • Utilize a quick buy option in Quantify to purchase any CES materials, even if they are not used an estimate

  • Streamline estimating processes to improve accuracy, increase estimating speed and reduce risks caused by manual mistakes

Both City Electric Supply and PataBid have a strong emphasis on customer service and support. The integration of PataBid’s estimating software and CES’s e-commerce platform is another example of that customer focus. Both companies are striving to support the electrical community through saving contractors time, money and focusing on pre-construction processes in order to maximize revenue. The adoption of digital estimating software to bid electrical work can produce projects that are predictable and profitable.


An image showing a screen where electrical items are being ordered in Quantify to bid electrical work accurately
Purchase any City Electric Supply product in PataBid Quantify through this new integration

To learn more about PataBid and City Electric Supply’s new integration, contractors can book a Quantify demo or sign up for a 14 day Quantify electrical estimating software free trial.



About PataBid

PataBid is a growing start-up company in the construction estimating software space headquartered in Okotoks, AB. The company was founded in 2017 by Melvin Newman and Paul Burris. PataBid is on a mission to provide it’s customers with a competitive edge in the marketplace through bridging the gap between estimating and project success.


About City Electric Supply

CES is a family-owned electrical wholesale distributor headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company was founded in 1951 by Tom Mackie in the United Kingdom and expanded to the United States in 1983. Today, CES employs more than 3,000 people in over 550 branches across the U.S.


For more information about digital estimating, head to PataBid's digital estimating resources section of our blog.


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