Bids

The Constructor

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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Northwest Pulse: Construction bids for June 2018

ENR Construction

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

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

Some vital points required for construction bid formation

Construction Cost Estimating

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What Competitive Bidding Strategy Works Best?

Construction Business Owner

Marcus Mooney, AIA, DBIA. Director of Design Build, KAI Design & Build

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Midwest Pulse: Construction bids for July 2018

ENR Construction

Midwest Project News From Dodge Data & Analytics

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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+.

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.

Southwest Pulse: Construction bids for March 2018

ENR Construction

A smattering of news about some of the most notable projects in the region currently in development or bidding

Competitors Ready for New Minneopolis Light-Rail Bid Deadline

ENR Construction

The Met Council in the fall rejected all four construction bids for the Southwest Light Rail Line

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.

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.

ESTIMATE BID PRICE-TENDER COST OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The Constructor

The Estimation of bid price or tender cost of a construction project is calculated as the sum of the total cost of construction and mark-up price. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction Projects Tender Tender documents

Why a Badly Needed New Firehouse Proved the Danger of the Low-Bid System

ENR Construction

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

California Cities Bid on Amazon Headquarters

ENR Construction

Touting the state’s ability to attract and grow tech talent, a number of California cities and regions have entered bids for Amazon’s second headquarters in North America

Subcontractors drive bids higher

ENR Construction

Despite several years of recovery, construction inflation is still feeling the impact of the recession that reduced the number of subcontractors and, in turn, still is pushing up bids

$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

Update: Apple Says No Bids Necessary

Construction Equipment

According to Reuters, Apple chief Tim Cook said the company does not plan to go through a bidding process for its planned new customer support campus in an as yet unnamed location.

Upcoming Projects for Bid

Constructonomics

Below is a list of projects that are bidding between 2/3/10 and 3/10/10 on which I am looking to partner. I will be providing free pre-construction services and administering as much of the bid as you would like in exchange for providing the required bonding capacity to do the job. I will be posting projects every week probably on Monday so please come back to see what is up for bid. Bid date.

Skanska and Kiewit Team Withdraws Bid For Virginia Tunnel Project

ENR Construction

The joint venture of Skanska and Kiewit has withdrawn its bid for the $3.6-billion expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel in Virginia

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The Dotted Line: How to develop a collaborative team that wins bids

Construction Dive

The most effective partners possess unique skill sets, have extensive lists of contacts and stay aligned with the project's overall goals

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Southwest Pulse: Construction bids for July 2018

ENR Construction

Data from Dodge and ENR reporting combine to bring a highlight of major construction projects

Confidential Bid Sheet and an Unethical Owner

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, When we submitted our bid to the project owner we accidentally included a copy of our final bid sheet. We discovered our error when the project owner called to advise us that we are the lowest bidder but they want to discuss lowering our number because of the bid sheet. The owner knew or should have known that the bid sheet was confidential information. Advise the owner it is acting unethically and that it is in violation of the bidding process.

Confidential Bid Sheet and an Unethical Owner

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, When we submitted our bid to the project owner we accidentally included a copy of our final bid sheet. We discovered our error when the project owner called to advise us that we are the lowest bidder but they want to discuss lowering our number because of the bid sheet. The owner knew or should have known that the bid sheet was confidential information. Advise the owner it is acting unethically and that it is in violation of the bidding process.

Words to bid farewell

Sean Burke

We’re all guilty of it: using jargon to wave our hands over complex ideas. I won’t even discuss the way architects make up their own words. Others have already done a fine job of pointing that out with clever wit.