Estimating and Bidding Time


The Issue: How much time from the issue of bidding documents should be allowed for bid preparation?

Discussion:

Bid preparation is a function of the number of sets of bid documents issued, availability of digital documents, the efficiency with which they are dispersed, the completeness and complexity of the documents, the complexity of the bid form, and the complexity of the project.

Simple projects (usually of lesser value, for example, under $1,000,000) with simple bid forms, complete documents, and which involve only bidders in a small geographic area do not