Traditional Bid Approach
Raymond Construction has a consistent and successful track record in the competitive bid market. In these situations, the Owner retains the architect, who then designs the bid plans and specifications based on the Owner’s requirements. Then the general contractor is selected based upon the lowest “responsive bid.” To be able to offer our future owner the best pricing, it is up to us to determine the most cost effective way to build the project and to estimate the costs accurately. This process generally takes the longest to complete.
We do four things to be cost effective:
- we stay abreast of current construction methods and best practices
- we practice innovation daily
- we work with reliable, highly qualified and competitively priced specialty subcontractors
- we manage projects diligently and often achieve outcomes more favorably than originally expected
With this traditional bid approach, our involvement begins much later in the building process often precluding many of the advantages found in a design build or negotiated team approach.