Today, most general contractors subcontract out up to 80-100% of their work. In a competitive bid, or design/build project, the race is to find qualified sub-trades that can cover the scope of work on projects. It’s not just dollar comparisons, but also “scope checking” the sub’s “quantities” of systems so you can qualify the validity of their “price.”
Here are some common examples of this:
How do you prepare your estimate, and “scope check” your subcontractors (subs)?
At Aktion Associates, we created a Divisions 1-48 specifications driven estimating database for Sage Estimating. Our estimating database has 4,653 Spec Sections as cost items, waiting for you to enter the price from “scoped checked” subs on bid day. Beyond Spec Section items, we also created 260 Scope Check items to check quantities, which are expandable.
Here is Aktion’s quick and easy process using our Division 1-48 Spec Section Database.
Grow your business with Aktion’s proven Specifications Estimating Database, paired with the most widely used estimating platform in the United States, Sage Estimating. This combination becomes the major difference between you and your competition. Best of all, Sage Estimating integrates with all Sage Construction Accounting products. With Aktion Associates, you get real fast, and real easy solutions that produce winning results.
Perry Reiter, Aktion Estimating Consultant, has devoted his career to software estimating efficiencies using technology. Perry works with estimators and contractors to find the perfect combination of estimating software that fits each company’s unique needs.