Bids

The Constructor

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

5 tips for making winning bids

Construction Dive

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

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+.

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.

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.

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

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.

MidAtlantic Pulse: Construction bids for August 2018

ENR Construction

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

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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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.

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.

Some vital points required for construction bid formation

Construction Cost Estimating

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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.

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.

Northwest Pulse: Construction bids for November 2018

ENR Construction

Northwest project news from Dodge Data & Analytics

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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.

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

How to Find the Right Bidding Software

Construction Business Owner

has tried a multitude of bidding tools over the years, with varying degrees of success. Matt Vetter, vice president of Schafer Construction Inc.,

What Competitive Bidding Strategy Works Best?

Construction Business Owner

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

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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

$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

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

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How LPCiminelli Tripped in Bid for Big Buffalo Development Project

ENR Construction

New York bid-rigging trial outcome exposed a big ethics loophole in state’s use of nonprofit entity to award contracts

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

MidAtlantic Pulse: Construction bids for October 2018

ENR Construction

Project news From Dodge Data & Analytics

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