FAQ During An RFP

Dowling Construction

When our project managers receive an RFP (request for proposal), they are typically asked the below questions. Property managers, construction managers, and facility engineers save yourself some time by knowing the answers ahead of time!

Q: What is the bid turn around?
A: Typically, one to two weeks from the date of the job walk

Q: When can you start construction?
A: Demo starts two weeks after an executed contract is in place.

Q: Are their going to be lead time issues?
A: The finishes that tend to have lead time issues are carpet, tile and lighting. These are finishes you want to get approved and ordered within the first week and a half of a project starting. Millwork fabrication is also taking longer than in the past, due to shops needing to produce a higher volume with a dwindling installer workforce

Q: Does this need to be permitted?

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Bob L. Blackwelder / Principal Experience & Current Responsibilities: Complete buy out schedule, Sub Contract Procurement, Coordinate with all owners consultants preparing all General Provisions, Special Provisions and Division One documents. Including baseline schedule in Microsoft Project format, manpower loaded and resource loaded. Three week outlook schedule. Assemble and maintain all RFI, RFP, MSDS and Submittal logs. Prepare and submit for approval G-702 & 703 for application for payments, all release of liens for both contractors and suppliers. QC program, weekly progress meeting minutes for owners.

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