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Old 06-10-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Im Bidding For A Commercial Painting Job. Any Advice?


this is my 5th time bidding for a commercial job and i think i keep bidding too high

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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You better hope you don't have competitors looking because you just made it easy for them to bid just saying

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You better hope you don't have competitors looking because you just made it easy for them to bid just saying
lol its okay deadline for all bidding was Friday 4 pm
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Yea but now they know your pricing a smart guy can figure out your sf price
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Yea but now they know your pricing a smart guy can figure out your sf price
yes but my pricing wont help since i lost my last 5 bids lol thats why im on here for advice
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Oh that's easy there's a couple things you can do

Work harder. Faster and lower your price lol
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If you're not wining the bid you may be high. If you lower your bid will you loose money, do you want it. Are the people winning the bid going broke there's a lot for you to figure out on your own. Just give a honest bid treating your self good and move on.
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We lose 5-8 commercial jobs a week, and we only do commerical work. Know your cost and stick to your guns. Everyone sees jobs different and you never know when someone missed something on the drawings or estimate. Right now with a smaller amount of jobs to be performed by the same amount of contractors its a race to the bottom on many projects. If you wanna work for 5 percent margin you may get some work. Commerical work is cut throat. Good Luck
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Let the other guys "win" those unprofitable projects. Better to lose out on 5 jobs, stay home and sip a beer on the patio, and be even at $0.

The alternative is being awarded 5 jobs that are going to cost you money because your bids were too low. Plus you will have to work while you are losing that money. Double whammy.
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Better than being too low.
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I know a couple people that look at a project for the change orders they'll probably get, bid low, and use the change orders to get their profits in the right ball park.
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I know a couple people that look at a project for the change orders they'll probably get, bid low, and use the change orders to get their profits in the right ball park.



Was it this guy?

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That's f'n awesome.
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Let the other guys "win" those unprofitable projects. Better to lose out on 5 jobs, stay home and sip a beer on the patio, and be even at $0.

The alternative is being awarded 5 jobs that are going to cost you money because your bids were too low. Plus you will have to work while you are losing that money. Double whammy.
I completely agree with you. It's better to leave this Bid...!

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