Another benefit of using this system is that the contractors have already been put on an approved vendor list, essentially creating a small group of on-site experts when this walk occurs. Potential project obstacles that might not have been seen by the owner, architect or project manager have a much better chance of being accounted for in a group setting, further reducing chances of surprise change orders during the project.
Following this walk we send addendum to the scope of work to all the bidders that includes the bid walk conditions, additions, alternate pricing requests, etc. These steps help ensure price accuracy, reduce the gap in bid variances, and create an easier platform for making our recommendations and for your final bid award as the owner.
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