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Construction Estimating & Bidding 3-Part Intensive - Denver

Dates: January 16, 23, 30, 2018 (Wednesdays)
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM (lunch included)
Cost: $175
Location: Denver Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market St.
Denver, CO 80222

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This workshop series is designed to apply and further develop your estimating skills. The 3-week series will help you create an accurate and competitive estimating process. The intent is to provide information that can be applied to increase the number of estimates you put out, as well as the quality, accuracy and competitiveness of your estimates. Throughout the course, you will be able to utilize what you lean by creating an estimate for a mock project.

BONUS:  All class participants will receive a workbook and a flash drive with estimating spreadsheet tools valued at $100 plus exclusive website access (password protected) to class materials and handouts.

Suggested Audience: Construction subcontractors, DBE certified firms, contractors interested in working on CDOT and other government construction projects, and any staff responsible for estimating construction jobs.

Session 1: Pre-Estimate Planning and Quantity Take-off Part 1

  • Solicitation and Invitation to Bid
  • RFI's and RFP's
  • Locating information in construction documents
  • Your estimating notebook
  • Project breakout (work breakdown structure)
  • Your project and estimate schedules
  • Quantity take-off for gereral and material items

Session 2: Take-off Part 2 and Pricing Your Take-off

  • Labor and equipment take-offs
  • Combining your take-off
  • Pricing materials, labor, and equipment

Session 3: Overhead, Profit, Margins, and Markups and Preparing Your Estimate

  • Figuring costs and profits
  • Reviewing your bid documents
  • Pricing breakdown
  • Formatting your proposal
  • Checklist for completing required documents
  • Final bid package and submission