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*W. Kirk Crawford
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Looking for part-time work and found people bidding of 45% finish drawings.

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01-31-2007 02:20 PM
Greetings,

Went to look for part-time work at this project of 270 units. Found it was not for any CAD work but subs.

Found that contractors have put in bids for work, 35% finish drawings and 45% finish drawings. In three months they should be at
65%.

This is one of those Government expansion sites outsource. This group got the contract, but the government hasn't finalized it as
yet. Changes on going.

Is this normal?

W. Kirk Crawford
Tularosa, New Mexico
*Don Reichle
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Re: Looking for part-time work and found people bidding of 45% finish drawings.

01-31-2007 09:05 PM in reply to: *W. Kirk Crawford
Which portion for the "normal" definition Kirk?

Most of the GC's I've been familiar with ("quality" ones anyway) wouldn't
bid on that type of project until the "progress" was about at the 90
percentage level, without a significant disclaimer.

That way they get to keep their posteriors in as "pristine" a condition as
possible, when things begin to go awry. ;-)

snip>Changes on going.
Sounds like to me this Project is in the hands of some "quality" architects?

As was discussed by MJ earlier today.

HTH

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"W. Kirk Crawford" wrote in message
news:5470806@discussion.autodesk.com...
Greetings,

Went to look for part-time work at this project of 270 units. Found it was
not for any CAD work but subs.

Found that contractors have put in bids for work, 35% finish drawings and
45% finish drawings. In three months they should be at
65%.

This is one of those Government expansion sites outsource. This group got
the contract, but the government hasn't finalized it as
yet. Changes on going.

Is this normal?

W. Kirk Crawford
Tularosa, New Mexico
*W. Kirk Crawford
Message 3 of 5 (76 Views)

Re: Looking for part-time work and found people bidding of 45% finish drawings.

02-01-2007 08:04 AM in reply to: *W. Kirk Crawford
Don,

To me it seemed that this company was a little bit in a hurry. But they wanted to get an idea how many people would bid on the
work. The they would have an idea how many outside/non residents the will have to bring in.

I had no idea anybody would bid on something that was not near finish state.

I would think, all of the units, single family and duplexes, would be cookie cutter. Do one and Xref the rest in an Array. Little
do I know.

It appears there isn't enough people, locally, to do all the work in the time limit.

W. Kirk Crawford
Tularosa, New Mexico
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Registered: ‎01-30-2007
Message 4 of 5 (76 Views)

Re: Looking for part-time work and found people bidding of 45% finish drawings.

02-05-2007 05:57 AM in reply to: *W. Kirk Crawford
Kirk, I have a CAD detailing company in Ruidoso, NM.
Would like to talk to you. Please send your email address to summitcs@charter.net
*Paul Kolarik
Message 5 of 5 (76 Views)

Re: Looking for part-time work and found people bidding of 45% finish drawings.

02-05-2007 06:39 AM in reply to: *W. Kirk Crawford
We've had a few larger projects get bid on when they reached 30% completion.
In all cases it was when we were working for a contractor and not directly
for the client. The contractor put it in the contract for the project, we
supplied the 30% set. They gave the owner a number.
In all cases the owner was very shocked when the 90%-100% complete bid set
numbers came in wayyyy over what they were told at 30%. (gee, ya' think?)
And in almost all the cases it resulted in a redesign of the project to cut
out some of the extra costs..... I don't know where the savings was in all
that, but it probably made the contractor lots o' cash.

Paul




"W. Kirk Crawford" wrote in message
news:5471555@discussion.autodesk.com...
Don,

To me it seemed that this company was a little bit in a hurry. But they
wanted to get an idea how many people would bid on the
work. The they would have an idea how many outside/non residents the will
have to bring in.

I had no idea anybody would bid on something that was not near finish state.

I would think, all of the units, single family and duplexes, would be cookie
cutter. Do one and Xref the rest in an Array. Little
do I know.

It appears there isn't enough people, locally, to do all the work in the
time limit.

W. Kirk Crawford
Tularosa, New Mexico

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