It’s a New Year Filled with Project Bids
So, it’s a new year and you have several projects you need to get bids on. That means lots of site visits, scope revisions, and tracking down contractors. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, however, here are some hacks that can help:
*Have a clear and concise scope of work for each job. It won’t be perfect or exact to the final product, but let’s get each project started on solid footing. A little upfront thought, analysis, and project detailing will go a long way to a successful bid.
*Invite twice as many contractors to bid as you need. If you require the standard 3 bids, I suggest getting 5-6 contractors. Invariably, some of the vendors will back out midstream, or simply stop communicating because they got too busy. You don’t want to be running around last-minute trying to get bids.
* Lastly, keep on top of your bidding program. Maintain regular contact with your bidders. They more than likely have several projects they are pricing out and yours may not be top of mind for them. Refresh their memory of the due today and project requirements.
There you have it. Three simple ideas to keep your bidding projects more successful.