Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

2022 Caltrans Virtual Contractor's Bootcamp: Day 3

2022 Caltrans Virtual Contractor's Bootcamp: Day 3

Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:00am to 11:30am

Caltrans Districts 1, 2, and 3 invite you to attend the Caltrans NR Virtual Contractor's Boot Camp. This outreach will consist of a series of daily trainings and presentations allowing Department staff and contractor representatives to share information on the requirements to work on Caltrans projects, finding contracting opportunities, Labor Compliance and DBE Compliance, and how to prepare a successful bid.  

Day 3  1/13/2022 - Morning Session

10:00AM – 11:30AM - Estimating & Bidding the Basics Presentation and You have a Contract, Now What? Q&A Panel 

In this session, Norcal PTAC staff will drill down in detail on how to prepare successful bids.  The instructor will cover the basics of preparing an estimate in a format generally used as an industry standard.  The use of Excel spreadsheets is key to this exercise.

The Bid Format
Preparing the Spreadsheet
Cost of General Conditions (Jobsite OH & Supervision)
Subcontractor & Vendor Outreach for Pricing
Quantity Take-offs
Pricing of Labor
Pricing of Materials & Equipment
Factoring in the Schedule

Immediately following the presentations there will be a Q&A panel where participants can ask questions about PTAC supportive services, understanding contract requirements, plans, specifications and estimate (PS&E) final acceptance.

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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Funded in part through a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

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