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The Competitive BID

Goal = WIN the BID

Challenge = include everything drawn for the lowest price

Another Challenge = what if what’s drawn/designed doesn’t pass engineering (we see this often)

GC says = Just bid as drawn, we all need to bid the same design, apples to apples (doesn’t matter if apples are rotten)?

Next Step = Bid with BIG RED Flags, include an ALT that passes engineering (more expensive), and/or don’t bid at all.

What was the goal again?  Oh right…lowest price.  But, is the lowest price the best value?  Usually no.

Bring on design/build 🙂 Custom design & engineered heavy timber frame structures.

Do the best you can + be awesome (jb)

  1. tomvtw
    November 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Leave those bids/jobs for other companies to fight over and stick with what you do best. CUSTOM design. Chasing anything to the bottom of the barrel is just a waste of time.

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