How to Bid a Job – Here are some additional tips for improving chances for success with construction bids:
- Follow the bid instructions studiously
- Properly account for all your overhead costs
- Only work with subcontractors who are skilled and reliable
- Ask the client for clarification whenever necessary
- Keep your information organized
- Provide every detail necessary to state your case
- Include testimonials from happy customers
- Share relevant awards and certifications
- Track your bidding results so you can improve your process
If all these considerations seem overwhelming, take heart in the fact that construction bid estimation software can shoulder much of the burden. The technology has improved dramatically in recent years and makes the entire process faster and easier, For this reason, it has grown in popularity among contractors of all stripes.
This software was introduced over 2 decades ago and has had a major impact on the industry by making once difficult aspects of the process much faster and more efficient,” says Rodriguez. “But perhaps the biggest benefit of estimating software is the way it automates job costing. The software typically comes with a database of construction costs that are updated monthly by subscription.
Builders can also keep their own database for job costing so that the software more accurately reflects local costs and price fluctuations in the market.” By letting software complement your efforts, you’ll be able to prepare bids that align with the requirements, tout your company’s differentials, precisely capture costs, ensure profit, and stand out from the competition.
What should I start a bid at?
Set sensible bid increments – With a starting bid in place, set a bid increment that drives bids. For items with a known fair market value, aim to earn 70% of its retail price. Make bidding better for you and your guests by setting a bid increment that’s low enough to attract bids but high enough to get you to 70% of the item’s value in as few bids as possible.
The general rule of thumb for silent auctions is to make the bid increment 10% of the fair market value. If you’ve set the starting bid at 30%, you can reach 70% in as few as four additional bids. Anything above those four bids earns you an above average return on the item. A blanket 10% bid increment sounds good on paper, but sometimes the fair market price means a 10% bid increment isn’t a whole number.
Make it easier on yourself and your bidders by rounding the increment to the nearest whole dollar amount.
What is a good bid price?
Key Takeaways –
The best bid is the highest quoted offer price among buyers of a particular security or asset.The best bid represents the highest price a seller could expect to receive from a market order.The best bid and ask together make up the NBBO, which aggregates bids and offers from across exchanges.
What is the minimum bid price rule?
NASDAQ National Market (NASDAQ) – The NASDAQ National Market imposes minimum bid price, quantitative and other criteria in determining whether a company will be permitted to list its stock on the NASDAQ.
- Initial Minimum Bid Price for Stock : The stock must have a minimum initial bid price of $5.00, and must later remain at or above $1.00. This requirement serves as a safeguard against certain market activities associated with low-priced securities, and protects the credibility of the NASDAQ market.
- Quantitative Requirements : To be listed on the NASDAQ National Market, a company must have net tangible assets of $6 million and net income in the latest fiscal year or two of the past three fiscal years of $1 million. In addition, these companies must have a public float of $1.1 million, a market value of the public float of $8 million, a minimum of 400 shareholders, and at least three market makers.
- Capitalization Alternative : Companies that do not meet the quantitative requirements may nevertheless be listed on NASDAQ if they have a market capitalization of $75 million or total assets of $75 million and total revenues of $75 million, an initial minimum bid price of $5.00, and meet certain other requirements.
- Peer Review Requirement : The practices of all independent auditors for companies listed on the NASDAQ are subject to monitoring under a peer review system. Also, the quality control systems of accounting firms of NASDAQ-listed companies are reviewed by peers every three years.
What is a formal bidding process?
When is a Formal Bid Required? The Public Contract Code, under PCC 20651, requires that the District formally solicit bids for similar materials, equipment, supplies or services, except construction services, valued District-wide in excess of $99,100.
- Public Projects in excess of $15,000 District-wide require a formal bid and are handled by the Purchasing Department.
- Public projects include construction, alteration, renovation, improvements and repairs to any District facility.
- Professional services such as legal or architectural are exempt from the bidding process.
Formal Bids are those that are obtained by written solicitation. The bids are received in writing by a set date and time. The bids are publicly opened by the Purchasing Department. The written bids and bid summary are maintained by the Purchasing Department.