10 Tips to Help You Bid Smartly and Win Construction Projects

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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

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

Bids

The Constructor

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

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.

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.

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.

Preparing to Bid in a New State

Construction Business Owner

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

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

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.

$187M border wall contract canceled in wake of bid protest

Construction Dive

The Army Corps of Engineers rescinded its award to Barnard Construction after admitting that it had improperly excluded other contractors from bidding

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.

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

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.

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

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+.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

5 tips for making winning bids

Construction Dive

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

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

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

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.

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

Some vital points required for construction bid formation

Construction Cost Estimating

Bidding Construction Building Material construction cost estimating Construction Tender Contract General Contractor News

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.

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

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 102

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.

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.

Can Construction Estimating Software Help You Win Bids?

Construction Law Monitor

The idea of estimating is to win bids at a price that will make money for the construction company. Toward that end, we decided to survey the construction estimating industry to find out whether estimating software actually helps companies win bids.

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