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

How to Win Construction Bid Proposals

Construction Business Owner

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

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

Overcoming Regulatory Barriers When Bidding in a New State

John Chaney

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.

Preparing to Bid in a New State

Construction Business Owner

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

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.

4 Mistakes to Avoid in Construction Bidding

John Chaney

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.

Bids

The Constructor

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

Bidding Wars: What Bidding Practices Say About Your Construction Company

John Chaney

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.

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.

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.

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+.

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.

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.

New York City will reform construction bid process

BD+C

After studies found that municipal building projects in New York City took far longer and were more costly than similar projects in the private sector, city officials will unveil a plan to reform the bidding process, Crain’s New York reported

MidAtlantic Pulse: Construction bids for December 2018

ENR Construction

Bids on projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia

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.

5 tips for making winning bids

Construction Dive

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

No Lump on the Head for One Contractor’s Failure to Follow Public Bid Instructions

Best Practices Construction Law

State of Alaska , the Alaska Supreme Court reviewed whether the State could find that a bidder whose bid exceeded the 10-page limit for bids could nonetheless be awarded the contract in question. In our house of chaos, rules are especially important.

Mid-Atlantic Construction Projects for Bid

Constructonomics

There are a few interesting additions to the projects up for bid list this week and some older projects that look fantastic. Bid date. Uncategorized Construction blog Construction Economics construction for bid John Poole Maryland projects for bid Pennsylvania projects for bid public RFPThere are some great looking $1-$2 million jobs. Keep in mind that I am offering free pre-construction services in exchange for involvement in the management of the project.

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

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.

3 finalists bid to design, build $750M Albany, New York, lab

Construction Dive

Teams competing for the public health project include AECOM Tishman, Skanska, Gilbane, Turner, McCarthy and more, after beating out contractors such as Walsh, Consigli and Suffolk

The contractor proposal bid form

Construction Cost Estimating

The contractor proposal bid form is used by a contractor to provide a construction proposal. In this form a neat, prearranged bid is written on a proficiently designed bid form. bid proposal sheets construction proposal quantity of materials quantity takeoff

Words and Numbers: Contractor Forfeits Bid Bond When It Mistakenly Leaves Out “Thousand” Word

Best Practices Construction Law

Alabama Highway Department , a highway contractor tried to withdraw its bid on public contract and have its bid bond returned after it made a mistake on a its written proposal. In its bid submission for a bridge construction project in Mobile County, the contractor had listed a total bid amount of $1,119,609. ” The contractor mistakenly left out the word “Thousand” from its written bid. Contractors make mistakes with words.

DD# 82: Cost Coding to Project Bid Items

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

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.

Dotted Line: Cultivating bid-winning relationships with public agencies

Construction Dive

Effective communication and trust are keys to productive relationships with local and federal officials

DOT 109

Some vital points required for construction bid formation

Construction Cost Estimating

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MidAtlantic Pulse: Construction bids for August 2018

ENR Construction

Bids on projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia

Raiders Stadium Ready for Bids

Construction Equipment

Co-contractors Mortenson Construction and the McCarthy Building Company held a kickoff meeting last Thursday in Las Vegas to announce the first of six procurement bid requests to begin July 3 and finalize by the end of the month.

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

Southeast Pulse: Construction bids for March 2019

ENR Construction

Southeast project news from Dodge Data & Analytics

News 36

Northwest Pulse: Construction bids for June 2018

ENR Construction

Dodge data on current construction bids in Oregon, Alaska and Washington state

How a Badly Needed New Firehouse Proved the Danger of Low Bids

ENR Construction

How accepting a low bid sent a firehouse project out of control

$1 Billion Subcontractor Bid Opportunity

Construction Equipment

billion Wynn resort casino at the Mystic River in Everett, Massachusetts announced Wednesday it is soliciting a $1 billion-plus bid package in subcontracted services and supplies. General contractor Suffolk Construction, charged with building the $2.1

Low-Bid Contractors Don’t Need Marketing.Or Do They?

Construction Business Owner

Do construction contractors that win 100 percent of their business through the low-bid process need marketing? After all, as a low-bid construction business owner, your fate lies strictly in the ability of a hard-nosed, creative estimator to bring in new work on bid day. Low-bid contractors often fly below the radar If you are this type of contractor, you will likely insist wholeheartedly that you don’t.

Bidding, winning and delivering a Design-Build energy solution for a VA medical center

CK Power

It followed the typical bidding process. Many bid on the central power plant. Few submitted bids for the interim solution. CK Power bid, won and delivered a solution for both.