Finding And Obtaining Project Documents
Starting a business is fairly easy, but running a profitable business is a whole other matter. While many contractors may have no trouble landing projects there are many other contractors that are having plenty of trouble finding project leads. The key to being successful when Responding To Tenders is to set up a system and respond to Tender on a regular basis. This means that you are in need of a large stream of projects coming to you on a consistent basis.
You may be intimidated by the thought of having to access project documents to Respond To Tenders on a regular basis. Finding and Obtaining Project Documents can be obtained by following some basic tips.
Sign Up To A Project Leads Site
There are numerous sites and resources that you can use to find and access project details on a daily basis. Some of the sites are free to use, while others charge a monthly or annual subscription Fee. Subscribing to any of the project lead sites will allow you to access millions of dollars worth of projects with access to the project details and documents. This simple step will definitely fill your pipeline with project leads that you can respond to.
Call company's that you want to work for
Another way to get on Owners and Contractors bidder's list is to just pick a phone and call any company that you are interested in working for. This is a great way to get access to the project files for any Owner or Contractor, this is also a great way to target companies that use your services on a regular basis.
Some companies will have an electronic plansroom where you can access project files and download the project files. While other companies will require that you register with them before they will send you a personal email invitation to currents projects they are accepting bids for. Simply picking up your phone and calling the companies that you would like to work for is an effective way of gaining access to project documents.
Projects You See While Driving
You can access project documents by looking at project sites that are about to start or currently underway and locate the project sign with the owners or General Contractors name and go to their website or simply just call them. You can do this for a large site or individual units. Similar to the advice above cold-calling will give you access to projects that you're capable of completing.
Following Up With Contacts
Every company you contact will not allow you to view their project documents, that's why it's important to follow-up with all the new contacts that you have just recently obtained. Following up with your contacts will allow you to build relationships with people that can invite you to more projects plus, you will have the upside of letting your contact gain more information
about you and your company.
These tips just scratch the surface of where you can find projects to bid on. Start keeping an excel spreadsheet with your contact details and you will start to build a list of contacts from companies that you have personally contacted.
I hope this information was helpful to you if you have any questions or need any assistance please feel free to contact me at any time. I will be glad to help.
Much Success To You,