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I am about to bid on a project but the contractor has decided that they are not giving out free drawings of the project but rather selling them. the question I have is which drawings shoudl I buy to bid on paint and maybe drywall.
should I get the Architectural drawings? or are there other options. They aren't cheap BTW.
 

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Why buy them if you can use them in their office? Just say that you don't need them and you can use his office space to draw up your bid. I am sure they will love that. On your estimate write the date that you saw the plans in case they change something. That way your covered and a change order can be drawn up. Tell them you it will cost them $$ to look at your bid :Thumbs:
 

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premierpainting said:
Tell them you it will cost them $$ to look at your bid :Thumbs:
BRAVO! Now that's a good idea. "I'm happy to provide a bid but I charge three times the cost of the prints to do an estimate". Every estimator's dream :D
 
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