There are many tricks of the trade when it comes to bidding on construction projects and winning. If you are not preparing your proposals properly, then you are missing out on multiple project opportunities.
Here are 7 things that you can do to be the winning bid on large construction projects:
- Language: The language in your bids needs to be simple. The simpler it is, the easier it will be for people to understand. Each point that you make should be short and concise, instead of in long sentences that go on forever.
- Necessary Skills: You will always want to convince the person that is reading your bid that you can do the job. You can do this by stating your past experiences as well as past projects.
- Accept Payment in All Forms: Many large companies and the government like to pay people using credit cards. Therefore, you will need to be prepared to be paid in this way. You should also set up all of your accounts so that you can receive payments in ACH form.
- Check the Measurements: You should always make sure that you are quoting the price for the proper measurement. Some companies will ask for bids using linear feet, while others will ask for it in linear meters. The cost difference will be huge and it could be the one area that causes you to lose the bid.
- Keep Everything Clean: The papers that you submit your bid on should be clean. There should not be any coffee stains, crumbs, or any sign of that piece of apple pie that you ate while completing it. While you’re at it, you should number every page and bind everything together to make it easier to read.
- Show All of Your Talents: It might be easier to give a general idea of what you can do, but the bids that are accepted have specific questions answered on them. Highlight what you can do differently or better you’re your competitors or state how you would solve problems as they come up.
- Don’t Miss the Deadline: Every construction project has a deadline for accepting bids. You will want to make sure that you hand your bid in prior to the deadline or you will definitely not be accepted. Allow a couple of extra days for any bids that you mail out, just in case there is a delay with the sending of the mail or opening the mail.
Following these tips will ensure that you begin to get those larger construction projects that you are bidding on. In fact, they may keep you so busy, that you will not need to place a bid for quite some time.
Our construction project managers are very well versed in the bidding process and bid analysis as well. Give us a call at 407-316-8544 to discuss hiring us to manage your construction project.