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Old 01-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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How do I bid with multiple companies on any given project.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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Eh?

Details? Don't name names, but maybe lay this out for us as a scenario. Do you have several companies, or have you been asked by several companies to bid for services on the same project? We're gonna need a wee bit more info to actually give any useful advice.

Also, welcome to Contractor Talk. Maybe introduce yourself and tell a little about what it is you do. Besides caulking.

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Hello my name is kenyatta Oates. I operate a small caulking and waterproofing company, which consists of caulking around doors, windows, brick control joints etc. We also provide waterproofing to the foundation of all new building, below grade.

I have been receiving invitations to bid from a couple General contractors.
I need to be able to give my bid to multiple GC's on the same project.
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Can you elaborate ?
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Sounds simple enough. You only have to bid once, just give to different GC's. I have done this before
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Prepare your bid, and either title it to "Bidding GC's" or type up a separate copy with each GC's name on it. Then simply email or fax the bid to everyone you'd like to bid to.
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You write up your proposals electronically, right? Just change the Client/Contractor name on the proposal to the new contractor's name and send out.
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Write up you proposal for one GC

Then print/email it

Cut and Paste the new GC name in place

Repeat

It's how I do it.

Don't play the game of giving one GC a different price than the other, everyone pays the same.
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I give the same bid to eveyone that asks me for a bid.

I dont worry too much about getting bids to all the GCs initially. If I really want the work, and my regulars didnt get the job, I will ask them if they know who got the project. I will follow up with whoever got the job, and ask if I can submit a proposal to them. I ask to come in and see them to get on their regular bid list. I will hand deliver the bid, and ask what else they have coming up for bid.

A little face time is usually productive, especially if you can get them to start introducing you to the other PMs in the office.

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