TIP: Use a separate Construction Bid Form or Bid Proposal Form like those on this page instead of a combined Proposal/Contract form. Most contractors get lazy on this because they view the "selling" part of contracting as a bother rather than as crucial to their business success. Most contractors just want to get the bid over and, to them, making one trip is better than two. The Proposal/Contract form is designed as one form combining the bid (one step) and the contract (second step) together into one trip to see the customer. Your bid presentation will be MUCH MORE SUCCESSFUL when you include marketing and sales documents like one of our bid proposal forms instead of legal documents like contracts or proposal/contracts. Keep in mind that until your customer gives you their signature, you are a SALESMAN for your business. No professional salesmen in construction worth anything would ever complicate a sales presentation by introducing "legalese" contained in a proposal/contract into his/her sales efforts. You need to show why the customer should pick your company to do their project because of the benefits you can provide that the competition cannot. You do not want the customer to make their buying decision based on the legal "boilerplate" your contract has compared to the other guys! After all, a properly written contract should benefit the contractor (you) and should be designed to protect your interests . . . and the customer can easily see this! Remember you are not just "dropping off a bid" you are selling your services to the customer and that means showing the customer the benefits you are giving THEM not YOU!
Make it easy for your potential customer to choose you over the other guy. Our construction biding forms are a great place to start! After you get the ok to proceed with the work then bring out the legal stuff (contracts), not before! This two-step sales process WILL SELL MORE OF THE JOBS YOU BID ON and that is what it is all about!