Prevailing Wage Project


#1

What advice would you give to a first time bidder on a Prevailing Wage Roofing Project? Please advise.


#2

Bid high.


#3

Hi,

Find someone who has bid this type of work before.


#4

then bid high


#5

Here is some additional information regarding this project. This bid is for two 8-Plex Buildings. Both will be occupied during the project. Laminated shingle application with some rough carpentry (plywood sheeting) work required. Any recommendations regarding the format for a single lump sum proposal? Any special considerations regarding the calculations? Please advise. Thank you in advance.


#6

give me the contact info and i will bid it for you :wink:


#7

I believe that would pose a geographical challenge. Thanks anyway.


#8

Hi,

The office work it will take to keep the paperwork in order.

The time you will be without your money.


#9

Make sure you know what the prevailing wage is so you can figure in payroll. I did a 325sq slate job for a company on a West Point building and we worked 14hr days and got paid for 8 since the idiots that bid the job figured our normal pay rate. We still made a lot more money than normal so nobody turned them in but damn we suffered for it.

Also if it’s a government job read the entire contract because you can be fined on a daily basis if you pass your proposed completion date and it will add up quick. That company I worked for really took a beating on that job from what I heard. Oh and figure in using all OSHA safety procedures 100%. That adds a ton of time there in most cases. Figure in equipment you’ll need to buy like harnesess, hard hats, GFCI devices, etc.


#10

I justed backed out of a job beacause of this. to much bull shit. We have done them in the past and its not really worth the buratic red tape nonsence. I used to be a union guy and some of my relatives are still union, but I learned my lesson,to me life is too short for red tape overload.


#11

lots of politics, better know every detail, if you don’t do what they request they don’t have to pay. I know of small local guy in my area who didn’t envelope a bur flat roof. his choices were fix it or only recieve 40% of the bidded amount. oops. :x


#12

lol dude I highly recommend you bid SUPER HIGH, hope you donut get the job, but if you do you should come in at a 100% or higher profit margin becuase you bid so high. O yeah and walk away if your boss will let you.