Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lowest Bid Swimming Pool is not always the lowest cost

General Contractors who are bidding the development of a property often times solicit bids from aquascape consultants and swimming pool contractors.  Yet, in the end the lowest bidder often times ends up being more expensive that the most expensive bid.  How is that so?

Experience and knowledge

The highest bidder is usually the one with the most knowledge and experience.  They have the foresight to anticipate additional costs.  Those costs and "extras" are built into their bid, saving them the hassle of justifying future change orders.

Change Orders

You should be asking yourself, "Why is the high bidder so much more expensive than the lowest bidder?"

The low bidder is going to present you with multiple change orders during the project.  Those increases in cost are going to push your overall costs close to that of the more experienced builder.

So why not just hire the best to begin with?
Contact the author, Paolo Benedetti of Aquatic Technology Pool and Spa at: info@aquatictechnology.com 
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