10 Tips to Help You Bid Smartly and Win Construction Projects

The Constructor

Acquisition of projects in the construction sector is generally done through the process of bidding. Construction Management Construction Project Tips bid proposal bidding bids Construction Projects tenders winning projects

10 Tips to Help You Bid Smartly and Win Construction Projects

The Constructor

Acquisition of projects in the construction sector is generally done through the process of bidding. Construction Management Construction Project Others Tips bid proposal bidding bids Construction Projects tenders winning projects

Bids

The Constructor

What is the types of invitation for bids and explain. Read More at Bids The Constructor

Overcoming Regulatory Barriers When Bidding in a New State

Surveyor

Regulatory Requirements Before Bidding

The Construction Bid Process

BD+C

That means sending the drawings out and getting contractors involved … Let’s get ready to rumble because “The Construction Bid Process ” is today’s topic. Every client wants to know what their project is going to cost and who’s going to build it.

How to Win Construction Bid Proposals

Construction Business Owner

3 simple steps to winning construction bid proposals from expert Dan Taylor

Solving the big problem in AEC marketing: Achieving effective proposals and bids

Construction Marketing Ideas

I asserted that far too many contractors and professional services rely on public bid opportunities or simple inertia through repeat business with existing clients. Featured Proposals and presentations RFP/proposals and bidding Sales and business development

Commercial Construction Delivery Methods: 3 Times To Go With A Negotiated Bid

Commercial Construction

Any long-time readers of Hard Hat Chat have probably picked up on the fact that I’m a big fan of the negotiated bid. Of course, like any national commercial contractor we also do our share of work on a competitive bid basis where construction firms submit bids for a project based on a set of plans provided by the client, and the client subsequently awards the project based on those bids.

How to Beat Your Bid-Hit Ratio

Construction Business Owner

3 areas to filter for better bidding and estimating from construction business consultant George Hedley

Preparing to Bid in a New State

Construction Business Owner

How to properly license your construction business for bidding a new state.

Overcoming Regulatory Barriers When Bidding in a New State

Surveyor

But contractors don’t have to move at the speed of state bureaucracy when pursuing new opportunities, and they shouldn’t have to miss a bidding opportunity over government licenses and permits. Regulatory Requirements Before Bidding. Hazards of Unlicensed Bidding.

4 Mistakes to Avoid in Construction Bidding

Surveyor

One of the biggest stumbling blocks, though, is often at the beginning of a project – during bidding – but there are key areas to avoid in order to make sure your teams stay on track. All of these expenses are important to include for your bid to be accurate.

Foxconn releases first bid packages for $10B Wisconsin plant

Construction Dive

Bid packages for excavation, concrete work, materials testing and more are due to general contractor Gilbane | Exyte next month

22 States Bid on Hyperloop Test Track

Construction Equipment

The Wall Street Journal reported that 22 states including Missouri, Texas, North Carolina, and Ohio have bid on the first Hyperloop certification track. Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One sent out a request for proposals asking states to bid for a chance to host a 6-mile test track.

Turner Construction, Bloomberg LP execs face bribery, bid-rigging charges

Construction Dive

Indicted individuals allegedly inflated subs' bids, falsified work orders and more to extort roughly $15 million during a renovation of the media company's New York City offices

Bidding Requirements

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, We are bidding a project that is located in a different state than our office. The bid documents and contract requires us to warrant we are licensed in the project state. Does our bidding without a license violate any laws or codes of ethics? Dear Paul, I am not sure if you are violating any laws but your bidding without the required license seems to constitute a lie. I think your intent to bid is unethical.

Bidding Requirements

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, We are bidding a project that is located in a different state than our office. The bid documents and contract requires us to warrant we are licensed in the project state. Does our bidding without a license violate any laws or codes of ethics? Dear Paul, I am not sure if you are violating any laws but your bidding without the required license seems to constitute a lie. I think your intent to bid is unethical.

Bidding Wars: What Bidding Practices Say About Your Construction Company

Surveyor

Intense bidding competition is driving prices so low that contractors cannot both make a profit and perform quality work. I was recently on LinkedIn and noticed a question in one of the group forums asking readers to identify the biggest problem facing construction businesses today.

Subcontractor Bids

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, We have a subcontractor that has provided us with a bid that left out a couple of key design areas. We asked the subcontractor about this and expressed our concern that their bid amount does not cover this work. The subcontractor vigorously defended its bid and insists that it will complete the entire scope of its work for its bid amount if we award the contract to them. None of us here think they can do the work for their bid amount.

Subcontractor Bids

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, We have a subcontractor that has provided us with a bid that left out a couple of key design areas. We asked the subcontractor about this and expressed our concern that their bid amount does not cover this work. The subcontractor vigorously defended its bid and insists that it will complete the entire scope of its work for its bid amount if we award the contract to them. None of us here think they can do the work for their bid amount.

Army posts pre-bid notices for U.S.-Mexico border wall work

Construction Dive

The notices state that official bid solicitations will be forthcoming and that bids are due Aug.

What bidding strategy does your company use, & why?

Construction Business Owner

Construction industry experts explain the bidding strategies that keep their firms profitable

Meet the Bid Boss

Construction Business Owner

For most independent estimators, bid day isn’t (as the name suggests) one, crazy day that revolves around a single, prospective job.

Top ten software for estimating and bidding

Construction Cost Estimating

Sage facilitates you to produce bids rapidly, precisely and positively with takeoff and cost databases. Sage Estimating also facilitates forecasting the labor, raw material and other overhead costs so that the contractors can arrange & deliver correct bids.

Pennsylvania bill would open door to competitive school construction bids

Construction Dive

The legislation was spurred by a study that found that from 2005 to 2010, state schools wasted more than $100 million in taxpayer dollars on roofing through cooperative purchasing instead of competitive bidding

How to Beat Your Bid Problems With Contech

Construction Business Owner

Technology can help GCs avoid cumbersome administrative challenges and ensure they are covering potential risks throughout the bid process. For subcontractors, technology can help them automate how they become qualified and improve how they communicate with GCs.

What the Public Bid Law Means for You

Construction Law Monitor

As a result, public bid law has come into frequent use. If you are in the construction industry, understanding public bid law can help you be aware of the potential risks/rewards of your next public works project. What is Public Bid Law? Regulatory Framework of Public Bid Law.

The Cost of Bid Pulling

Help Everybody Everyday

Thursday’s post on bid pulling really struck a chord with many people. One marketer described it like being the groom of a runaway bride when your teaming partner pulls the bid. And clearly, this is not the first time a bid has been pulled like this.

Foxconn Seeking Bids, Progress Unclear

Construction Equipment

Foxconn is seeking bids for the first phase of work on its U.S.-based According to the Daily Reporter, company officials put out Bid Release 4A for the project, which calls for materials testing, excavation, foundation work, and based fabrication plant, set to be built in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.

Midwest Pulse: Construction bids for September 2019

ENR Construction

Projects of note and bidding possibilities in the Midwest

A Unique Christmas Construction Invitation to Bid

Carol Hagen

Many other commercial construction companies that belong to the ABA are planning to do the same with their own invitation to bid software. Bid Date: 12/17/12 @ 4p MST. . Status: Invited Bidder – GC Bids to Owner (By invitation Only) December 17 th , 2012 at 4 PM MST). Submit Bids To: Bids (donations) can be made to any of the soliciting general contractors.

Job Order Contracting versus Design Bid Build

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting versus Design Bid Build can help to measurably improve construction productivity, quality, delivery times, and overall satisfaction for all participants. Benefits of Job Order Contracting versus Design Bid Build. Job Order Contracting versus Design Bid Build

Surprising Statistics About Federal Bid Protests

Help Everybody Everyday

Wally Zimolong over at Supplemental Conditions posted a piece about federal bid protest statistics. First off, the number of formal bid protests rose almost 50% between 2008 and 2012. For one, bidders might be more apt to protest bids these days.

Deliver Competitive Bids Using Highly Accurate Estimates

Construction Informer

Competitive bids are essential in winning construction contracts, but making them competitive might require adjusting the estimate. In construction, there is a natural and continual conflict between thorough estimates and turning in competitive bids. Construction Finance construction bids Google+.

Amazon HQ2 'losers' use bid process as learning experience

Construction Dive

Some cities already plan to reuse bid materials, while many agree that the bidding process alone set them up well for future competitions

How to Use the Spread to Formulate a Better Bidding Strategy

Construction Business Owner

Find out hoe to incorporate these best bidding practices at your company. The leaders of top construction firms will always ask why they are or are not selected. Objectivity and organizational improvement can mean all the difference between being the leader and the first loser.

5 tips for making winning bids

Construction Dive

From getting on lists to looking the part, contractors share how they position themselves for success

Do You Recognize The 10 Early Warning Signs of Bad Contractor Bids?

Contractor Bookkeeping

Estimating and submitting bids are one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking sides of your construction business. With poor bookkeeping, misguided judgment, and clerical errors come bad decisions on what projects to bid and not to bid on until eventually, you'll run out of time and money.

The Secret To Winning Bids And Getting The Best Projects

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors have often told us that they're "one job away from making it big or losing everything". Our clients usually wonder why some of their competitors appear to be making a lot of money than they do when they seem to be doing similar work.

DD# 82: Cost Coding to Project Bid Items

Cassell Construction Estimating

Discussing job cost coding with some of our self-performing contractor clients, we sometimes hear that they often use the Owner’s Project Bid Items as a simple and useful structure for cost coding their work on the project.