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Old 12-30-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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I've been in business 13 years, do mainly res remodel.

A large contractor wants me to bid for a housing authority job. 20 apartments, counter tops, sinks, doors etc.

If you have bid this type of thing...how should I estimate cost on a bid like this.

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Old 12-30-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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If your existing pricing works and pays your salary, I would quote it as 20 separate jobs and then reduce the price to reflect the lack of travel and some set up time.

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If your existing pricing works and pays your salary, I would quote it as 20 separate jobs and then reduce the price to reflect the lack of travel and some set up time.
Then put all that time back in to account for trades being scheduled on top of you, damage to work and general pita factor.
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For me it depends on what the GC is looking for honestly. Some want it on a flat fee per unit (ie same price per unit).. some want it as a bulk job... some want it severely itemized and others just want the total dollar amount.

So I would find out what kind of estimate the GC prefers and go from there. Personally I would rather work it on a specific unit price for each one, but it has been my experience (at least here locally) most of the GC's really don't want it done that way.
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A project of that size should have a set of specifications. I would ask the GC which spec sections he wanted me to pick up on my bid then I would read the following
1-General Conditions
1-Special Conditions
3- Every spec that I'm bidding.

Make sure you account for everything that will be required from the agency. Is this prevailing wage? Insurance requirements? Bonding? Submittals? Close out requirements? Retention

Qualify your bid and be very specific on what is included and excluded and make sure you walk the job.

Not to offend anyone, but housing authority projects are usually just that "in the projects." Keep that in mind with theft of materials and tools from the jobsite.

I'll stop there and say, "Good luck."

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