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Job Estimate Forms
You will fill out your bid
form after you have done your takeoff and put together your
bid. The bid
forms are what you will fax out to General Contractors when
you are bidding a project.
Now, nine times out of ten, you will not contract with your proposal
but rather the general contractor will have his own contract that
he will want you to sign (but you still need to use a proposal
form to submit your bid).
form should contain the following (but not necessarily limited
to the following):
You can make your bid
forms as simple or as complicated as you'd like but keep in
mind that, although most times you won't be contracting with your
proposal, when you do, you need to protect yourself (as well as
your general contractor) with the wording on your proposal.
- Your company name, address, phone number,
contractor license number and expiration date.
- Current date, job name and job location.
- The title of your scope of work.
- A description of what your scope of work entails,
- Mention of a joint check agreement if it is
- The dollar amount on your proposal should be
written in words as well as numbers.
- Payment arrangements should be listed.
- Your signature as well as your printed name.
- A statement limiting the number of days your
proposal is good for.
- A place for a general contractor to sign, if
he chooses to contract via your proposal.
As a side note: Make sure your proposal form
is no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 because fax machines that work with
non-thermal paper usually have 8 1/2 x 11 sized paper. If your proposal
form is larger than 8 1/2 x 11, it will print on two pages with
the possibility of the second page not being attached to the first
page. (One more of those 'been there done that' experiences!)
Construction Estimating Software
Often times, your best bet is to use construction
estimating books and/or construction
estimating software designed to help you put together the best
bid you can. I've found several different products that can help,
and they'll lessen the amount of time you spend on bidding. Click
here to see what we've found! :)
Proposal Forms Bid Forms Estimate Forms available for purchase
Please follow this link for proposal forms
bid forms estimate forms available for whatever project you're bidding. :)
I created them myself and have used them to bid every single project in my own construction business so I know they're good. :)
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