Monday, July 19, 2010

How to Make a Good Tender Price As a Contractor in Concrete Works

By Andrew Karundu

The contractor is employed to do work by a developer and has to give a tender price of the works. He must allow for all costs incurred during the entire contract period. This is done by ensuring that every item in the contract bills of quantities is understood. Also note what the works in question are and the various options available for doing the tasks. Its important to know that costs arrived at includes everything to give a finished product.

Prices for plain or reinforced concrete in a tender should include mixing, hoisting, depositing, compacting curing and protecting during the whole construction period. This also includes hacking to receive finishes and forming into beams, columns or slabs. The cost of reinforcements should include cutting, cranking, bending into shapes spacers,hoisting tying wire and supports. Costs for wrought form work includes for fair face finish by rubbing down.

When making a tender price for precast concrete include all moulds, finishes, handling, reinforcements hoisting and fixing. Costs for hollow concrete suspended floors should include in-situ ribs, hollow blocks or tiles, concrete topping and filling to open ends of blocks. If expansion joints are required prices should be for cutting t size and all necessary supports. Also include joint fillers,and temporary battens or fillets to form the expected grooves.

In making a good tender price please note that tests to concrete should be included. This means samples, cube tests for which is included as a preliminary item in the bills of quantities. Costs should generally be arrived at for different materials using the various examples given above. This shall all be added together for all works to give a fair contract sum. After which the developer may use to award the works to the contractor who has priced fairly.

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