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#156882 - 07/23/05 07:36 AM bidding help?
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Registered: 07/14/05
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Loc: Oneonta, NY USA
Hello, I would like to ask for some information from you all. I am relativly new to the industry and primarily do res and light commercial. I have an option to wire a new home upwards of 8500 sq feet. Most everything around here these days is 1/3 of that. just wondering if most of you bid based on a sq foot formula or try to get a speced out fixture list? or go with something like wall hole and ceiling holes plus fixtures as the customer specs them. I would really like to be competative in this but need a little advice on the bidding. don't want ot find out that i got the job yet was missing the last bid by 12k. thanks
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I have worked as an apprentice and on to a journeyman in a general construction company. 90% of what I do is residential. I have an associats degree in electrical technology. I have started my own buisness this year and am with out the help of other electricians. this is why i find this site so helpful.

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#156883 - 07/23/05 02:47 PM Re: bidding help?
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Dump the sq. ft. approach and put in the extra time required to figure p/ opening.
Assuming something that size can only be custom,get working price from plans and then talk to the h/o.Document all changes,and note that price is pre
'walk through'.After going through every room,etc. you'll all be on the same page and your numbers will be accurate.

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#156884 - 07/23/05 03:28 PM Re: bidding help?
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thankyou for the reply. right now it's in the blue print stage and still working on a start date.....potentially. I had a heads up from the GC and said he was going to be asking for bids soon.
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