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Old 08-29-2019, 07:42 AM   #1
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I'm looking for options to include the cost of repairs in my bid.

I've been ask to provide an estimate to paint the exterior of some townhouses. I think it would be a painstaking process to walk the entire building and roof to identify every damage location.

On a project this size how are repairs address and calculate in the bidding process?
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:22 AM   #2
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on a large project with an unknown number of repairs, unit prices are usually given.

so many $x.xx/sq ft siding, $x.xx/lineal feet of trim etc.

on unforseen/unknowns an hourly rate is quoted for repairs.

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Walk the whole job it's worth the time. Don't be lazy.


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Some good ideas above, or:

You could quote the prep and paint only, leave out the repairs and tell them that those will be handled separately on a time & materials basis.

Could also include an allowance of $X,*** for repairs in your quote on top of the paint job, track repairs separate and handle on a time & material basis. If you run over the allowance, the cost goes up, if you come in under the allowance the final bill is reduced accordingly.

I don't blame you for not wanting to spend a whole lot of time inspecting every square inch for a job you haven't got yet. Further, on deals like this much of the damage is often hidden and doesn't show up until you begin wok.
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It'll be between X and X amount depending on repairs, etc.

If you would like a firm quote it'll be X to provide it.


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on large jobs specific repair work is not called out.

one they do not know how much their is

secondly, due to amount & cost, entity may not make repairs.

that is why the unit pricing.

if the gc finds repairs that are needed he submits an rfi outlining the situation and asks "advise how you wish to proceed".

as fishindude said, many or most repairs are not evident until you start working...

on a job walk the bidders do not care about potential repairs unless they are called out on the plans....

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