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  • Update your Software Prices

    Best Bid Electrical Estimating Software has just purchased Real Time Pricing. We can now help you with keeping your prices updated. Real Time Pricing is an affordable way to keep your A list items up to date. www.electricalestimating.net All of Real Time Pricing data matches Best Bid’s 100% so there is no need to modify UPC codes etc. We still work closely with NetPricer for more advance price updates. Also visit us at:  www.bestbidestimating.com  800-941-7028
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    Take the time to Succeed

    We receive letter after letter and they all say the same thing. (We need help producing our estimates). It takes too long and we can never bid enough work to keep up with the request. There are only three things that can change that. Brushing up on your estimating Skills.Spending the time to master an Electrical Estimating Software.Sub some of your projects to a freelance estimator. It seems like a simple solution but from my experience you never FEEL like you have the extra time to devote to mastering a software. You have to get to the place where you understand that the time you spend learning to estimate and…
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    Direct Cost

    Best Bid Electrical Estimating Software-www.bestbidestimating-800-941-7028 You are missing more jobs than you think you should. You just don’t understand why. You feel like you have a good estimate but you just keep losing jobs. Let’s face it. Sometimes you will just be bidding against people that just don’t have a clue or someone that made a mistake. Here is another reason you may be losing jobs. “Direct Cost” More and more I am finding that people and getting the estimate right but they just don’t quite know what their Over Head, Profit, and Labor Burden is. Let’s say you are bidding against (4) reputable contractors. You have mastered the Best…
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    Best Bid’s Online Estimating Classes

    Best Bid Electrical Estimating Software’s Online Estimating Classes are registering for new classes. Space is limited so sign up now. If you ever wanted to learn to estimate or estimate better these electrical estimating classes are for you. They are the most comprehensive classes that you can take covering all aspects of estimating electrical projects. The lessons start out as if you have never estimated electrical projects before and cover all phases of how to estimate electrical projects of any size. Videos cove anything you would ever need to know perform an estimate for any size project. What an investment in your future. Grab the job you have always wanted.…
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    Estimating Classes

    We will be starting a new class soon on Electrical Estimating. Let us know if interested in joining. Just a few things not to forget! Electrical Specifications: Very important. Reading the specifications will determine your scope of work and what your bid price is based upon. It is important that the General Conditions of the specifications be read thoroughly. Items of importance will include: The Bid Form This is the when , where and how, You must follow the instructions. Are there any alternates? How to fill out the bid form. Sales Tax Requirements Is this project exempt from sales tax? Allowances Should any cash allowances be included in the…
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    Accura Cadd by Best Bid Electrical Estimating Software

    We have just added a new overlay feature to the Accura Cadd making a fantastic product even better. Make drawings from scratch, use it for As-Builds, check for changes in new drawings. This is a great addition to any electrical estimating software. bestbidestimating.com Accura Cadd PDF Draw by Best Bid Ask us for free electrical estimating help 800-941-7028
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    Free Estimating Help #16

    Note: Read the specifications and determine what type of raceway and fittings that you will be using. Record the type of device that is required along with the faceplate. When applying your assembly, if you are including the complete raceway system, be sure that you include ____ couplings per ____ ft of raceway. Also, adjust your straps and connectors in the same manor. In the example above, we have counted 9 duplex receptacles. 24 There are also 5 GFI receptacles. One GFI with WP cover and 1 single receptacle. 25 We will install the following counts on the Electrical Solution’s software. This is just the portion of the sheet that…
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    Free Estimating Help #14

    Switch Takeoff The next step in the natural progression of the estimate would be to count the devices. We start with the switches to follow the order of most plans. As with all phases of estimating, there are different thought patterns to this procedure. We have found that by performing the takeoff as the plans shows, it saves steps when we win the job. Some estimators only count the total number of switches because of the time savings, and a lot of estimating software doesn’t allow you the ability to input a 3 gang switch with 2-single pole and 1-3 way. We have found that the Best Bid Electrical Estimating…
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    Free Estimating Help #13

    M=Moderate---Recessed lights installed in a lay in ceiling 9’ tall or less. C. D=Difficult---Bay fixture installed off a lift. D. E=Extreme---Custom chandeliers or large architectural lighting. E. P=Pole lights-Site Lighting Identify each fixture with its own tag of difficulty. This will speedy you up when entering your counts and adjusting labor. TIP: Don’t assume that all 2 x 4 Troffers will come with pigtails and bulbs or that recessed cans will come with hangers. Ensure that shipping costs are always included in your quote. If the part number on the lighting schedule doesn’t indicate these items, it is their chance to be low “At your expense”.
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    Free estimating Help #10

    Lost time F. Storage and Job trailers G. Temporary Office H. Clean up I. Bonds J. Plans K. Lifts L. Scaffolding M. Tie wire to independently suspend fixtures when needed Overhead and Profit So far, we have addressed the cost raw cost of material and labor. Once you arrive at the raw cost of a project, the next step is to add OVERHEAD. Overhead is the cost of doing business. This is covered in detail in our book entitled Steps To A Successful Business “How to start or improve your business.” The final step is to add profit and submit your bid. Submit Bid Follow all instructions to bidders. I…
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