Fast Quotes = More Jobs!

For a lot of construction companies, a key step to landing new clients or big projects is to have a comprehensive and impressive bid document.

This lays out all the details and planning that will help a client decide if your company is the best choice for hire. OptiBuild has been in this industry for a while now and have a few tips on essential information that need to be included in your bid document.

 Key Details and Information on Your Company

It Is important that you start off with a good first impression. Make sure all relevant details of your company (profile, capability statement, ABN, etc.) are included in your bid document. This gives the client an overview of what you are capable of and projects you’ve worked on. Also include any applicable insurances and intellectual property rights, if relevant.

All of this information shows clients you are prepared and helps establish credibility.


A key aspect of a bid document is that all costs are clearly outlined to make it easy for clients to compare with their budgets. A proper construction takeoff will go a long way in helping you a secure a job.

Also indicate if prices are fixed, variables, or estimates, and stipulate any conditions that could affect the price.

Formatting & Proofreading

Different clients may have different formatting requirements for their bids, often depending on which teams are conducting bid reviews. It’s important to be aware of the type of formatting and information required by the client before sending it off. Make sure you have addressed all selection criteria and included specific examples of how you meet it

And while most constructions companies are pressed for time when it comes to creating bids, it’s important to give your bid a proper proofread. Spelling and grammatical errors can be very off-putting and have the potential of costing you a job.

Outsourcing your bid?

These are simply some of the key elements that go into a bid document. A lot of time and effort needs to go into making sure a bid is done efficiently for a successful outcome. OptiBuild can help take the pressure of preparing a bid as we do outsource estimating services and more. Whether you want us to write the complete bid, or if you want us to work with our construction estimation services — we can do it. Get in touch with us today so we can work together to secure your next project.