The Best Time To Solicit Bids
There is always a debate about whether there is a better time to seek bids for construction and capital repair projects. Our schedules don’t often give us the flexibility to bid our projects at ideal times of the year. But if you’re in a cold climate, the winter months of January and February can be a very good time to solicit bids for certain projects.
If you’re planning an exterior capital repair project, or a construction project that should start in the spring, it’s probably in your best interests to seek construction bids while winter weather is thinning the list of new projects. After the winter weather breaks and contractors’ schedules start to fill up, your prices are likely to increase, and you’ll probably pay more than if you bid the work when it’s cold and the weather is miserable.
In the winter, contractors are competing with each other for your work. In the spring, it will be your project competing with other projects for the attention of the best contractors.