Items That Should Be Included In A Paving Project Proposal

Items That Should Be Included In A Paving Project Proposal

It never gets too cold in El Paso, TX, but the chill is to be expected despite La Niña’s warm winter forecast. Maybe it’s time you finally decided to get your driveway fixed but are at a loss about what to expect in a bid proposal from a contractor.

Let’s look at what a basic paving bid proposal from a professional contractor like Straight Edge Contractors LLC includes.

1. Cost Breakdown

Cost is the most critical element in a paving proposal. Think of it as a detailed quotation, and it should include the following:

  • Material Costs: These are the costs of paving materials. They can be pavers, asphalt, RAP, or concrete, depending on the contractor’s capability of supplying the materials. It also includes the cost of additives, tacks & primers, and additional paving layers.
  • Labor & Overhead Costs: You know you have a reasonable bid if a contractor sends a proposal inclusive of overhead costs. It shows the contractor is thorough with a final offer and considers their labor valuable.
  • Equipment Costs: The contractor will include an estimate of fuel, maintenance, & equipment used for milling, grading, overlaying, patching, or compaction.

2. Project Portfolio

A professional contractor with a successful track record will surely provide a portfolio to entice you further to accept their proposals. It is to be expected in a good bid proposal.

3. Qualifications & References

Contractors should include their team’s qualifications and business achievements. It is an appropriate way to convey their competency to a client. It also provides an edge over the competition. The references further help to make a bid proposal attractive. You being the client, can interact with previous satisfied clients who hold a particular contractor in high regard.

4. Bid Validity

This little detail is of great importance; it helps avoid client-contractor misunderstandings later on. Rates can change with time, inclusive of taxes, so when you receive a bid, it should have an expiration or validity date for the offer on the plate.

Non-Cost Related Essentials of a Paving Bid Proposal

These aspects cover general information on the services and options offered. They should always be included in any bid you receive for a driveway or any paving project.

  1. The cost breakdown for every unit area of the pavement due to overlay.
  2. The number of patches your pavement will require, their depths, and the extent of sidewalk or gutter repairs.
  3. Types of seal coats available and the recommended surface treatment.
  4. Pavement overlay thickness and materials available with warranties.
  5. A formal process for the contractor to inform the surrounding residents of the paving details & dates, plus an apology for any inconvenience incurred.
  6. Details of pavement markings or line striping are mentioned in the client’s initial proposal call.

Straight Edge Contractors LLC cuts no corners regarding professionalism, work ethics, and quality workmanship in asphalt & concrete paving. We provide free estimates on services offered in El Paso, TX.