I went to a pre-bid conference today for a county design-build project. It was lightly attended by mostly the subconsultants who were looking to sign on with a prime contractor. It’s always interesting to observe how different companies approach the pre-bid conference. You see the various consultants that are actively trying to sign up with a contractor and the contractors trying to avoid making any commitments to team – for now.
When I attend pre-bid conferences, I usually try to do four things: be visable; listen to all of the information; ask questions; and pay attention to the pre-bid attendee list. Below is a little more information about each tip. Read more