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    Review questions

    I know job dependant but what are some top of the list questions standard questions you ask when reviewing a bid? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    I know job dependant but what are some top of the list questions standard questions you ask when reviewing a bid? Thanks

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    A bid from who and what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdslotz View Post
    A bid from who and what?
    Say office renovation bidding to GC. Talking about review questions you'd ask the estimator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    Say office renovation bidding to GC. Talking about review questions you'd ask the estimator.

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    Still not making much sense .....so are you asking if YOU were the GC, what questions would you ask the bidding EC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdslotz View Post
    Still not making much sense .....so are you asking if YOU were the GC, what questions would you ask the bidding EC?
    You as the electrical contractor reviewing one of you employees estimate.

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    I would ask if they want you to do any value engineering. People get all warm and fuzzy when you can show them ways to save money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    You as the electrical contractor reviewing one of you employees estimate.
    It never went that way with me. The boss doesn't know the specifics...you, the estimator do.

    We would have a pre-bid meeting, usually the day before bid day (depending on the size of job). I (the estimator) would go over scope, scheduling, the quotes....discuss problem areas, risks....review my scope letter (and revise if needed).

    During this meeting, the boss is asking me all kinds of questions about the aforementioned items.

    Right before our price goes out...everything is summarized and adjusted from our prior meeting, he would pop in and look at the final markup based on all kinds of ratios ( material/labor ratio, man/hr per sq/ft, margin dollars per man/hr, etc)

    Then the final markup is applied....

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