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Competitively bid construction projects constitute the largest segment of the largest industry in the
United States. While the industry has long recognized the importance of this segment of the
construction market, it has, until recent years, not adequately addressed the importance of a more
uniform set of bidding guidelines for the market. Owners, Designers, and Constructors have, with
increasing frequency, moved from one geographic region to another, only to discover a new set of
local bid procedures. These local differences lead to long bid periods, often to less competition, and
often to higher bids.
Recognizing a need to establish more uniform guidelines for bidding competitively priced
construction projects, the American Society of Professional Estimators resolved, in consultation with
other national industry associations, to research local bidding practices and to develop a
comprehensive set of bid procedure guidelines which, if widely implemented by the industry, will
serve to clarify and advance the industry toward a national perspective.
The Society wishes to express its gratitude to all those industry associations and individuals which
contributed time and information to this effort.
This revision of the Recommended Bidding Procedures pamphlet (PDF) was initiated by the Standards
Committee of the American Society of Professional Estimators in conjuction with the the Board of
Trustees, and completed in April, 2013.
The Board of Trustees
American Society of Professional Estimators