11. Bid Error: Overlapping ItemsDifferent subcontractor's can be bidding on the same item if their scope is not precise. Be sure to verify the extent of the quotation from your subcontractor's and discuss its proposal. Recommendation: Prepare a scope of work and distribute it to your subcontractor's. On a construction drawing mark the limits of each contractor and discuss with them what items they are including on their bid and what items they are leaving unattended.
12. Bid Error: AssumptionMany bidders tend to use a rule of thumb quoting price for some items. Regularly, you tend to analyze your job on a per square price, as you used to, but variance in construction costs or specialties in the construction project might increase those 'ballpark' estimates. Recommendation: Use specific area details and a complete analysis of your construction project.
13. Bid Error: Alternate BidRegularly bid request asks for an alternate bid number. Leaving this area without any information will disqualify you from the competition. Recommendation: Follow the strict guidelines and the instruction to bidders as closely as you can.
14. Bid Error: Signing
Bid answers and quotations are always prepared against the clock, but you must never forget to sign the bid bond
or the bid proposal. Recommendation:
Establish a checklist procedure before sending your bid proposal.
15. Bid Error: Time-Limit
Bid proposal always requires to be delivered on a specific time frame. If you plan to answer a bid proposal organize your subs and your employees to finish the proposals with at least 24 hours before the specific deadline
: Finishing before the due date will leave you enough time to review the proposal
and to get sure that every instruction or detail is covered.