What To Do After Winning The Job
So you won the job... now what?
When your company wins a job, it’s exciting (especially if you’re just starting out). However, to ensure that you get jobs in the future and maintain a good relationship with your client, you need successful project delivery. That means knowing how to handle a project gracefully from start to finish.
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Now that you own the project, you own the project’s risk. Once you and the client agree to work together, you should know what type of contract you have (ex. design-build) and what you’re negotiated fees are.
Don’t Panic! Set Expectations Instead.
Ironically, after winning the job, some contractors wonder if they did something wrong: “Was I the lowest bid? Why did they choose me?” However, thinking this way will only hurt your company and the project. If you did your homework, then you can trust your bid and the estimate your team generated. But if you feel like you made mistakes during the bidding process, learn from them. Take action and set expectations for the future
Double Check Everything.
Review the bid spread, the estimate, and your team. Then, ask yourself a few questions:
- Are there any mathematical mistakes? If you made a mistake with your estimate, it’s up to you and your project management team to make do.
- Are your subcontractors confident with the bid? Get validation from your subcontractors that bids are accurate and reasonable.
Asking these questions will help give you the peace of mind you need. And if mistakes are present, you’ll know where.
Get Organized with Project Management Software.
No project should start without proper planning and documentation. Project management software can help project managers stay organized so that nothing falls through the cracks. The right platform should be “live,” meaning you can see your project’s progress as it happens. A live platform helps your team avoid the common pitfalls of juggling multiple complex construction projects.
REDTEAM SOFTWARE ALSO KEEPS A RECORD OF WHO VIEWS WHICH DOCUMENT. THIS TYPE OF TRANSPARENCY WILL HELP YOU KNOW WHO KNOWS WHAT (AND WHEN). THAT WAY, IF A CLIENT OR SUBCONTRACTOR COMES TO YOU FEIGNING IGNORANCE, YOU HAVE THE RECEIPTS!