nautilus Phase 5 - Bidding and Negotiation


Solicit bids and select a General Contractor (if the project will be competitively bid). The client may have an established relationship with a General Contractor and choose to negotiate an agreement with them in lieu of a bidding process.

KEY COMPONENTS

  • Identify and interview prospective General Contractors.
  • Conduct the bidding process.
  • Organize and review bids (cost and schedule).
  • Award contract.

ARCHITECT’S ACTIVITIES

  • Prepare bid packages, including bid forms, project summary, and contract documents.
  • Present bids to Client.
  • Explain technical construction cost information to Client.
  • Discuss design implications of any items considered for adjustment.

CLIENT’S INVOLVEMENT

Provide any additional design information in a timely manner to facilitate a comprehensive resolution.

RESULT

The drawings and specifications that will be used to bid and construct the project.