Scope-specific bid forms overview (BC Pro) As a general contractor with BC Pro, you can create bid forms that specifically meet your company’s needs. This capability saves you time by allowing you to store the bid forms that you create so that you can easily use them for future projects.
Scope-specific (i.e. Bid package) bid forms are only visible to bidders who were invited to that bid package. These bid forms are organized into sections under which relevant questions can be added. This article explains the different categories that are available in scope-specific bid forms so that you can accurately organize your scope-specific questions.
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To access bid package bid forms
Start from the “Bid Packages” tab. Click on a bid package.
You will be directed to the “Bidders” tab. Click on the “Bid Form” tab.
Alternately, start from the project’s “Bid Forms” tab. On the right, you will see a list of all the scopes that have been added to the project. Click on the scope-specific bid form tab you wish to update.
You will be directed to the selected bid form.
Continue reading to learn more about each specific category listed in scope-specific bid forms.
Line items are scope items that require separate pricing. If you want a more detailed breakdown of costs, add line items so that bidders provide pricing accordingly.
Please note that when you do not add line items to a bid form, bidders are only asked to provide what is included in the default version of a scope-specific bid form: a lump sum amount. The lump sum item that is included in the default version of scope-specific bid forms is the same name as the bid package, as illustrated in the screenshot below.
Alternates are items in the scope that are not essential to a base bid but which could be potentially included in the final cost of the bid package. The decision to include items under “alternates” will be based on the final agreement with the owner.
Inclusions are scope confirmations within a subcontractor bid. Specifically, this section is intended for “Yes” or “No” questions that confirm the bidder has a scope item within the bid. The answers that bidders provide to inclusion questions allow you to determine if they are missing any scope.
Scope-specific information and unit costs
Scope-specific information and unit costs refer to clarifications of earlier scope items with specific details on quantity.
This section is meant for notes, disclaimers or any additional clarifications for bidders. No response is requested from your bidders for items in this section.
While individual questions can be added under each section, it is not possible to add additional sections to scope-specific bid forms.