DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT SYSTEM, THEN USE IT: Fundamental Rules for Mechanical Estimating and Project Bidding Part IV
This part ties in nicely with our previous post and is equally important. One of the worst things that can happen is to have worked on putting an estimate together for an upcoming bid only to come up on bid date and realize you forgot an addendum or an alternate bid.
Having an efficient system in place can help prevent stress, mistakes, bids lost to competitors or even worse, bids won at a financial lost. These systems will have slight differences based on a company's focus and given any system can always be tweaked form time to time in order to become more efficient or as a company grows.
I know you're probably thinking; great just what I need another system to develop, implement and, worst of all, enforce, but here are some of the benefits and advantages you can reap:
Atlas Estimates is available to work with your company to ensure you are submitting the best bid possible.