Bidding Professionals provides quantity takeoffs and cost estimates to General & Sub contractors under following CSI trades:
We Work With
Trades We Cover
Get started with our construction estimating Services
While providing construction estimating services, we start with reading the building drawings/plans and calculating the type and the material quantity required to build the specific building. We do calculate the cost of material as well as labor to be used in the construction phase.
We get these numbers with a combination of paid services like RSMeans as well as the calculation of our experienced field engineers. They calculate the on-field productivity of the labor and the calculated numbers are put in an Excel spreadsheet in an organized format and delivered to the client with accurate construction estimating.
Our Process of Construction Estimating
The process of construction estimating is simple. Once we have the construction material quantity then we are ready for cost estimation. We calculate the construction cost of each and every corresponding line item using RSMeans. RSMeans is a highly accurate construction cost database by which we can get the changing market prices of construction materials. Construction estimators get the prices of labor and materials along with the productivity of the labor from RSMeans. Additionally, our field engineers get the on-field productivity of the labor and calculate the real-life productivity to increase the profit margin of the contractor. The detailed construction cost estimating services are performed with everything broken down to show each minor detail to the client.
Different Types Of Construction Cost Estimates
Why Choose Bidding Professionals for Construction Estimating Service
- We have a team of 30+ experienced construction estimators who can handle a large volume of estimation jobs at a time.
- We can help our clients submit more bids on time.
- We can meet short deadlines.
- Our prices are affordable.
- With the help of premium software like RSMeans and PlanSwift, we can ensure accuracy and error-free estimates.
- We are available 24/7 to answer any of the client’s queries.
- Our post-project support team is one of the best in the field.
We Offer Construction Cost Estimating Services To:
We offer construction cost estimating services to General Contractors, Sub Contractors, Investors, Developers, Architects, Designers, Owners and Builders to provide them with accurate cost estimates.
Our Offerings in Construction Estimation
Our Construction Estimating Services in NYC Include
Commercial Construction Estimating
Commercial Construction Estimating requires high accuracy and experienced construction estimators due to its complexity. Our estimates are well organized and accurate while keeping in mind the client’s demands. Our in-depth knowledge of commercial estimating makes us a good competitor to big estimation companies. However, our affordable cost makes us better. We have delivered accurate commercial estimation projects from $10 to several hundred million satisfying our client’s demands. We have prepared competitive bids for Commercial Contractors, GCs and Commercial Developers.
Residential Construction Estimating
Our dedicated construction estimators at Bidding Professionals have served several project owners catering for their residential construction estimating demands. All types of projects from small single-family residence to multi-storey residential buildings are being served at Bidding Professionals. Along with new residential projects, all types of renovation and remodelling cost estimation are also perfectly done by us.
Industrial Construction Estimating
Our industrial construction estimating team in NY ensures accuracy. Each and every necessary detail is mentioned corresponding to each line item. All kinds of industrial projects from small units to complex production plans are being catered at Bidding Professionals LLC. We have extensive experience in preparing estimates for Oil & Gas, Chemical Production Plants, pipelines, Co-Generation, Water and Power Treatment Plants. Along with all the industrial estimations, our portfolio also includes the accurate estimation of highways and roads.
Construction Estimating Services for Public Sector
Bidding Professionals also provide highly accurate construction estimates to contractors associated with the public sector. Comprehensive estimates with detailed description of line items are delivered to the contractors within specified time frame and we categorized trades by CSI division. We have extensive experience working on projects contracted with various public agencies such as:
NYC, SCA, PA of NY and NJ, DDC, DASNY, EDC, DOT, Transit Authority, DOS, DEP.
Why Outsource Construction Cost Estimating Services?
Many of our clients don’t have enough time to do construction cost estimating themselves or manage in-house estimation so they outsource it to the companies like ourselves to better focus on other officials and fieldwork. An ill-managed in-house estimation team can cost short-term and long-term losses so it is better to hire someone like Bidding Professionals who can prepare accurate construction estimates within deadlines. Contractors can submit more bids on time without compromising on the accuracy of the bid. The contractor just needs a few minutes to review the final file and you are ready to go. The complete bid along with the marked plans is delivered by our dedicated estimating team within the time frame. Outsourcing to us can save your time and money by almost 50%.
Benefits Of Working With Us
Construction Estimating Software We Use
Different softwares are used for different purposes:
- Bluebeam Revu and Planswift are used for reading and marking the project plans.
- RSMeans is used for cost analysis according to different states.
- MS Excel is used to put the quantities and cost in and prepare the final file for the client.
Who is Bidding Professionals?
Bidding Professionals is a New York based Construction Estimating Firm in the business of helping contractors prepare and win more bids.
Local pricing and accuracy of on-field labor productivity are imperative to win more projects so we help our clients prepare entire bids based on the zip codes and crew sizes.
Most contractors are so busy with their on-field tasks that they don’t have enough time to do the estimating. You’re supervising jobs, dealing with the suppliers, attending meetings, and the only time to work on estimating is NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS.
It doesn’t have to be that way!
How We Can Help You Win More Projects
“I need accurate estimates”
-Every Contractor in America
We Have A Proficient Team Of Civil Engineers Capable Of Delivering 50 Projects Every Week. We Can Deliver Cost Estimates Within 2 Working Days By Engaging More Estimators On High-Priority Projects. Our Experts Guarantee 100% Factual Construction Estimating And Takeoffs. Moreover, We Use RSMeans For Location-Based Pricing To Get The Best Rates According To Zip Codes.
We optimize the pricing according to zip codes by incorporating RSMeans pricing with real-time labor productivity to maximize the contractor’s profit. We use RSMeans for local prices but we improvise the prices with a calculated factor of labor productivity. We carry out cost estimates according to the price of materials and resources in your local area.
“I have no time to estimate projects”
-Nightmare of Every Contractor
The enemy of every contractor is the lack of time. Most contractors are busy working IN the business rather than working ON the business. If that’s the case, Bidding Professionals is here to help. We’ve worked with over 500 contractors nationwide helping them finding bid opportunities and submitting bids on time.
But you might be doing it yourself, working late at night after work and probably even on the weekends compromising family time. We’ll prepare your entire bid for you so you can focus on running your business and get your nights and weekends back.
Stop missing out on bids because of time.
100% Accuracy Guaranteed
Our Proven Strategies that makes us apart from the market
We have largest client retention rate due to our remarkable bid win ratios in major trades:
- Steel = 55%
- Sitework = 72%
- Drywall = 87%
- Concrete = 45%
- Other Trades = 30%
Most of the time, subcontractors have to meet short deadlines submitting bids to the General Contractors. We, as an estimating team, try to make sure that our clients do not miss a single bid opportunity and our team of experienced estimators make it possible by:
- Working overtime
- Working on the weekends
- Engaging more estimators on a single estimating job
- All this without compromising the quality of work through detailed critical evaluation of the estimate
Our proven strategies enable us to achieve these results. Visual representation of our hierarchical project reviewal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Construction cost estimating services: Our charges depend on the size and complexity of the project plans. Roughly speaking, we charge $20-30 an hour. Most of the time, we are giving discounts to our new as well as the regular customers.
Construction cost per SF depends on a few factors:
1) State in which the project is located
2) Labor rate in the state
3) Material rates in that state
4) Labor productivity
In all types of construction estimation, no matter how detailed our estimates are, there are always a few minor things left. Some on purpose and some unintentionally. After the construction starts, there are a few missing things in the estimate which the contractor has to figure out. These are just a few minor things but all the essential and necessary details are taken off in an accurate estimate.
We need the project plans in pdf or dwg format as well as the scope on which we have to do the takeoff and we are ready. There may be a few RFIs during the project so we need immediate answers to our queries to avoid any delays.
We have signed NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement) with a few clients. Whether or not NDA is signed, we keep the files and information of the client completely confidential.
We don’t charge for reviewing the plans. It is completely free of cost with no hidden charges. Once we review the plans, then we prepare a reasonable and affordable quote for the client. If he/she agrees then we charge them and start working on the project.
We receive payments via an invoicing system integrated with Bank of America. We also receive direct bank transfer and support payment platforms like skrill, wise etc.
1. We are well experienced in all types of commercial, residential and industrial building material takeoffs and cost estimation.
2. We provide complete package to our clients covering all the divisions.
3. We are premium members of RSMeans, ConstructConnect and American Society of Professional Estimators(ASPE).
4. We are flexible working both offscreen and onscreen construction takeoffs using Bluebeam Revu.
5. We offer free consultation as well as a free quote to our valuable customers.
6. We meet short deadlines to allow customers to submit more bids on time.
7. Our bid format is user friendly and allows the customer to alter any line items easily.
8. We offer discounts to our regular clients and do one revision for free(T&C apply).
9. Working with us on project basis helps the customer to save office and salary expenses of in-house estimators.
10. Our prices are competitive and our regular discounts make us more cost efficient.
Turnaround time completely depends on the size and complexity of the project. It may be completed in a single day or requires a few weeks to complete. But we can meet short deadlines by engaging more cost estimators to a single project. It will increase the cost but the project will be done precisely and on time.