Informing Contractors of Award

Informing Contractors of Award

You should advise the winning contractor that you intend to have them do the work after you have reviewed their contract.  Many clients skip this all important step and think that the proposal they have been evaluating is the contract.  In most cases this should not...
Dealing with multiple contractors

Dealing with multiple contractors

We suggest a better method of getting the competitive bidding process to yield the lowest fair bid is to first advise each contractor that you are considering that they are amongst the final contractors for the project.  We suggest limiting this group of finalists to...
Competing Contractors

Competing Contractors

We caution against trying to play one contractor off against another.  This would be the process of providing one contractor with the lower bid of their competitor (assuming the scope is equal) to see if they will lower their bid.  While competitive bidding is...
Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

Once you have made the necessary adjustments so each proposal can be fairly compared, should you select the lowest, the middle?  We believe that neither is the right answer.  Instead, we recommend evaluating each proposal based on several factors of which the price...
Cost of Finishing Materials

Cost of Finishing Materials

In addition to exclusions, you will need to examine such costs as who will be providing finish materials like tile, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures and so forth. Some proposals will include these items and others will exclude them. Eventually all of these costs...

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