To facilitate the easy movement of products and people, the government needs Construction in Armenia. Constructing railway, pedestrian bridges, road and other building needs experienced professionals. In a sea of professionals, how does the government pick the right company? The good news is that the government has its own way of determining the best candidate.
If in this case, you are looking for a construction company for your small-scale project, you can learn from the government when it comes to determining the best candidate. Here are some things that you need to consider:
Get multiple bids
Regardless of the project, it is always wise to get multiple bids. If you are looking for a contractor, you need to do your research first. Online is the best place to find companies but this does not mean that you have to consider the first five companies that show up in your search. The best thing to do is to pick a variety of large and small businesses. Consider at least three bids. If that won’t work, you should take recommendations from neighbors, family, and friends.
Call the suppliers
It is crucial that you have a general idea of the material costs. Remember that this is an important part of the contractor’s estimates. There are contractors that will present an outline of materials with the cost of proper accounting. However, there are others that won’t. You have to know that there are contractors that can mark up the prices. To avoid these things, you should personally call the suppliers and determine the costs of the materials. By knowing the prices, you can determine whether or not the contractors have reasonable costs.
Consider the contractor’s deliverables
When you finally ask an estimate, the contractors should submit or deliver it based on the agreed time. If you agreed Tuesday but the estimate came by Friday, it should give you enough idea of the company’s dealings, quality of work and their ethics. The company should deliver according to the stipulated time. If they won’t, it is a reflection of their work. This is the easiest way to evaluate your future projects with the company.
Check if the company is insured
The next thing that you should consider is the insurance. If there is insurance, check if the coverage is enough. If the company does not have insurance, you should question their legitimacy and the quality of work. Check if the company has general liability insurance and worker’s compensation in case of accidents while they are on the job. Start choosing companies with good insurance coverage.
Read the contract thoroughly
It is imperative that you make sure everything is in writing. The contract is a piece of paper holding so much power. The contract should protect you and it should include all things you agreed. Once the contract is done, make sure to read it thoroughly and do not hesitate to ask the lawyer if there are ambiguous terms that you do not understand. More importantly, do not accept vague prices and proposals.
Let this be your guide to a successful project.
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