CSI South Central Region Planning Meeting 2017

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Dates: 10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017, 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Location: Comfort Suites Frisco 9700 Dallas Parkway Frisco, TX 75034
Type: Conference

Register for the CSI South Central Region Leadership and Planning Meeting.

Each chapter is encouraged to send at least two representatives.

Registration Fee: $135

 Registration Fee covers lunch and Happy Hour with Heavy Hors D'oeuvres on Friday.  Breakfast included for hotel guests.  Also included is a team building event at Top Golf on Friday afternoon.


Friday Oct 20

8:30am - Registration

9am - Leadership Session with Grady Whitaker

Noon - Lunch

1pm - 11th Hour Bid Day Simulation with Doyle Phillips

4:00pm - Team Building and Happy Hour at Top Golf

8pm - Hospitality Suite Open

 *Seminar Details Below*

 Saturday Oct 21

7:30am - Breakfast

8am - Board Meeting

Hotel - Comfort Suites Frisco

Group Rate $119 per night, reserve by Oct 7th to ensure a room.

Call 972-668-9700 or click here for reservations.


11th Hour Bid Day Simulation - OVERVIEW


Why do a Hard Bid Simulation?

Many estimators for general contractors spend at least some part of their careers helping their company get work by submitting a type of proposal that is often called a "hard bid". The general contractor often has 35 or more different trades of work involved in a project for which they receive subcontractor bids. With multiple proposals submitted for each trade, and most of those submitted on Bid Day, the general contractor has to review dozens if not hundreds of bids in the space of a few hours. The contractor may assemble a team of 4 to 10 estimators in a "war room" to accomplish this task. This program aims to simulate the last couple hours of this intense and sometimes hectic process - the "11th hour"!


Many owners, architects, trade contractors, suppliers and other industry members become involved in hard bids in one way or another, but have not had the opportunity to see the process from the perspective of the general contractor. Some general contractor estimators have not participated in this type of work process either, if they are new to the field or work for companies that do not typically participate in hard bid procurement. This simulation provides the opportunity to see how it is done - without the risk!

Goals of the program include:

-          Educating those who have not had the opportunity to be exposed to the pace, workflow and best practices of reviewing bids and compiling a proposal submittal in the environment of a hard bid on bid day.

-          Experiencing the necessity to make quick decisions, sometimes without all the needed information.

-          Providing trade contractors with the experience of receiving and reviewing trade contractor bids from their client's perspective.

-          Providing students, architects, owners, and others with an appreciation for the benefits and drawbacks of using this method of project procurement.

-          Friendly competition and awarding of bragging rights!

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