Monday, January 14, 2013

When Bad Things Happen to Bids

Training:  When Bad Things Happen to Bids: Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Public Works Project

When:  This training will be offered in four locations, each from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mike Purdy
  • February 7, 2013 (Renton, WA)
  • February 12, 2013 (Yakima, WA)
  • February 21, 2013 (Camas, WA)
  • February 28, 2013 (Everett, WA)
Instructor:  Mike Purdy

Outline of Training:  
  • Why Aren't Bidders More Careful?
  • Why do Bidders Make Mistakes?
  • Missing Bid Prices
  • Conflict Between Numbers and Words
  • Bid Calculation Errors
  • Claims of Error
  • Is Your Bidder Playing Games?
  • Bid is Too Low
  • Unbalanced Bids
  • Conditioned or Qualified Bids
  • Will the Real Low Bidder Please Stand Up?
  • Additive and Alternate Bids
  • Tie Bids
  • Responsive Bids
  • Responsible Bidders
  • Local Bid Preferences
  • Bid Protests and Appeals
  • What Can You Do to Manage Bidding?
  • What Should be on the Bid Form?
  • On What Days Should You Not Receive Bids?
  • When is a Bid Late?
  • When Should You Take a Bid Guaranty?
Information and Registration:  Click here for more information and to sign up for this free training.

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