For a Bid
by Sal Alfano
There's more to good bidding than
preparing an accurate estimate. But,
as with an estimate, the more
systematic your approach to bidding,
the better your chances for success.
Assume for a moment that most of
your bids will involve an owner, an
architect and/or engineer, a set of
working drawings, a specification
book, and a specific bid document.
What follows in this and the next
two columns are tips on how to
handle these complex elements
efficiently and accurately.
To Bid or Not to Bid
Commonly, two weeks is allowed
in which to prepare a bid, and it
never seems like enough. Before
relationship with their office in the
past, you may want to think