8 Tips to Write Winning Construction Bids

Everyone in construction wants to maximize their opportunities. The challenge therein is that winning construction bids is easier said than done, and there is a real cost to the construction bidding process, especially with no guarantee that you will win anything. Entering the construction bidding process for a project is a commitment, and you must make sure that you stand the best chance for success. This Insider’s Guide explores eight useful tips for writing winning construction bids from some of the construction industry’s top professionals.

A common mistake that leads to lost construction bids is simple errors and incorrect assumptions. You must double, and triple check the details, spending sufficient time reading the request for bid document and ensuring that you have covered what is being asked. Show that you have the necessary manpower and skills required to do a good job and be extra clear about when you can start and finish a project. Although being detailed is an important aspect of the construction bidding process, you do not want to add additional information that is irrelevant to the job.

Another tip featured in this guide is to work smarter, not harder. You do not need to reinvent the wheel with each and every new construction bid, but rather develop an arsenal of well-written answers to frequently asked questions. Everyone on your team must be able to access to these answers and be able to customize them as necessary to fit a project’s specific guidelines. A simple spreadsheet or community folder (internal or DropBox) can be used to collect these responses and organize them neatly.

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