Before you can appreciate just how essential contractor bid leveling is for your building project, you need to understand it initially on a macro scale and delve deeper stage-by-stage. Building occupancies vary in requirements but the key takeaway is, most follow a predetermined path especially when your building projects are structured in a traditional bid model.
At a later stage, our proficient engineers will show you the differences in project delivery methods but for simplicity's sake at this point, we will take reference from the traditional design-bid-build model of large-scale complex projects:
For you to get a comprehensive and competitive contractor bids, you need to have a starting point and it all starts with you and your project team. Regardless if you hire construction managers as your client representatives or consultants act as your mediator, you need to create a compelling bid package inclusive of complete contract documents to get to your desired results.
By all means, you need to prepare all your building project's construction documents, plans, specifications, construction cost estimation, quantity take-offs and bill of materials. You also need to decide at this stage if you will tender your building facility by trade or by project, so you can scope out all your project requirements on a specific or macro scale.
Common sense kicks in that this stage would be very time-consuming and labor-intensive, and to save up on your resources means you need to spend on upfront assets. At New York Engineers, our experience and expertise in levelizing contractor bids serve as your investment.
Our skilled engineers reiterate the importance of bid scoping when you prepare the bid package to be issued to your pre-qualified construction bidders.
Once you have issued the bid via sealed, open or online bidding, you need to give your prospective bidders an ample amount of time to meet all your requirements, all while simultaneously respecting the scheduled deadlines for bid submission. This alone helps you weed out the efficient from the incompetent bid returns, and our engineers are well-versed in shortlisting contractors that deliver your project on time and within budget.
All successful bid returns that make it on given timeframe are subjected to construction bid leveling. At New York Engineers, we levelize all your contractor bids on a line-by-line system, and then further analyze the discrepancies from the highest to the lowest bidder against the client's maximum cap on project budget. We take a holistic approach in determining the best-value contractor for your building facility by collaborating with all stakeholders back and forth in all project constraints.