FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

"Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much." Francis Bacon

Is the site for private or public sector jobs?

Currently, the site is only for private sector jobs.

What locations is this site being used in?

For now the ability to use the site is limited to the United States. Any business located within the United States can use PAEVEN.  We currently have businesses from all over the United States signed up.

Can I share 1 subscription among multiple locations of my company?

No.  Each company office location must subscribe separately.

Do you worry about the commoditization of the design professions?

No, because we believe that people are constantly searching for not only the best cost, but also more importantly the best quality. PAEVEN offers much more to project creators than the lowest cost by focusing on a multi-criteria based selection process.

Who is anonymous on PAEVEN?

The only time individuals are anonymous on PAEVEN is during the bidding process. This is to ensure there is no exchange of information between RFP lister and any of the bidders. We want everyone to have an equal and fair shake. When the RFP deadline has passed, then the RFP listers will be provided the contact information of all bidders.

How does PAEVEN protect my privacy?

Aside from being a fully encrypted SSL website, PAEVEN has a checkout procedure relationship with Authorize.net such that no users credit card information is stored on the PAEVEN system. In terms of actually using the software PAEVEN allows the RFP lister the opportunity to include a mandatory confidentiality agreement, which all interested parties must read and agree to prior to viewing your RFP.  

Will there be more toolbox and templates to choose from in the future?

The toolbox and templates may be updated and added to as necessary. If you have ideas on what would be helpful items for our team to create, just drop a line to our team at info@paeven.com.

How large should my company profile logo be?

The ideal size for a company logo is 160 pixels x 160 pixels.

Is there a place for me to write a review about my experience with using PAEVEN?

Presently there is not a specific location for writing a review.  You may write a review or comments and send to info@paeven.com.

Can I find a contractor on PAEVEN?

PAEVEN is for soliciting bids from architecture and engineering firms.  Contractors may use the site to find consultants, but construction bidding is not currently a feature of PAEVEN.

How many RFPs can I bid on per month?

Unlimited.  A PAEVEN subscription allows you to bid on as many RFPs as you’d like with no monthly limit.

What if I signed up to post RFPs, but now I would like to bid on RFPs as well?

You can change how you want to use the site at any given time. Just go to the "Company Informaton" tab in your profile and check the desired boxes to indicate your preference for using the site. Be advised that companies bidding on RFPs have a few extra items to complete during the profile creation process.

Can I invite companies that I know to bid on my RFPs?

Yes, can you invite anyone to bid on your RFP on PAEVEN.  Simply enter an email address while creating your RFP and we will automatically send the invite. Keep in mind that your RFP will not be exclusively private for only those you invite, it will still be open to all of PAEVEN’s users.

What happens if the credit card linked to my account expires while I have outstanding RFP(s) on the site?

Your PAEVEN account will stay intact, but when you login you will immediatley be prompted to enter updated credit card information. Your profile and bid information will not be deleted, but you will be uanble to access anything within the account until the credit card information is updated.

Can I pull my projects from the site after I list them?

Currently this functionality does not exist. In the event you have posted a project in error and would like to remove it from the search portal you can email us at help@paeven.com.

Will I know the name of the firms that bid on my project?

The names of the firms bidding will be available for you to see after the bidding process is complete.

After the results are in, how do I reach out to the firm that i would like to select for the job?

PAEVEN will send you the contact information of the winning firm.

What happens if my bid is selected?

You will be automatically notified by email if you have the winning bid on an RFP.  Additionally, the poster of the RFP will be given your full contact information to work with you privately to close the deal.

What happens if my subscription expires while I have outstanding bid(s) on the site?

Your PAEVEN account will stay intact, but when you login you will immediatley be prompted to enter updated credit card information. Your profile and bid information will not be deleted, but you will be uanble to access anything within the account until the credit card information is updated.