In today’s economy having a independent electrical estimator provides a number of benefits. For Electrical Contractors it means being able to bid that extra job that you might otherwise have to pass on due to time constraints, or perhaps it provides a means to lower the overhead cost, of having an on-staff electrical estimator. General contractors can benefit from having a non-biased estimate to give them confidence that their bid day quotes are reasonable. Engineers and Architects benefit from knowing that their designs are within the end users budget. DBP Electrical Consulting can provide the end user with the peace on mind that comes from knowing their project has been scrutinized by a second set of eyes and that value-engineering ideas have been considered.
In addition to our electrical estimating service DBP Electrical Consulting provides a non-bias change order dispute resolution service. Working as an independent electrical estimator DBPEC will opine on cost associated with the change only, not entitlement. We can provide all parties involved in the dispute with actual material cost and man-hours required to perform the change.
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Do you wonder how the process works? It’s simple. After you sign and return our Service Agreement (per estimate basis) you make the bid documents available to DBPEC. We will provide you with a bill of material (see example below) and relevant specification for your major quot-ables such as light fixtures and switchgear. If you provide us with your standardized forms, we will assemble these bills of material on them for supplier quotes. We can distribute the bills of material to your supplier quotes or send them to you for distribution. We will create a list of work you will need to solicit sub contractors to perform. If you prefer we can search these sub contractors out for you and solicit the necessary quotes. When the take-off is complete we will give you a computerized summary (see the example below). This summary will be bucketed so after you win the bid you can easily convert it to a workable budget. In addition to a bucketed summary you will have a total for all buckets in the form of man hours and material dollars for quick insertion in your top sheet. We will also provide you with a list of inclusions and exclusions for insertion into your proposal. We can provide a turnkey quote on a professionally written scope letter if you prefer.
As you can see it will be quite easy to keep DBP Electrical Consulting estimating service anonymous by simply allowing us to work behind the scene.
You as the contractor will be responsible for providing us in a timely manner with all addendums, suppliers where you have accounts, and preferred sub contractors. We will also need to know what specialized equipment you own and what you will need to rent such as trenchers and lifts. You will also be responsible for understanding and knowing the scope and whether you company has the resources to perform the project.
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DBP Electrical Consulting LLC has the highest level of peer review for services provided as a consulting firm by CERT (Consulting Estimators Round Table) – VCEF (Validated Consulting Estimating Firm).