Bidding a big job, what will I need?
Posted on 2011-03-24
I operate a local IT shop from my home. I have to bid on a commercial job requiring the following:
Rerun Data Cable replacing cat5 with cat6
among configuration and administration of the network
What will I need to bid this job? I mean, what are some things I should do and/or look out for, advice etc?
Do I need a service contract? Examples resource...
How much markup should I charge on equipment?
Do I need to get a deposit or something up front?
Any other pricing advice or formulas such as how much to charge per foot of cable, etc.
Ive been in business for over 10 years but this is the first commercial network install that I will do and the biggest so far. So feel free to give me some advice or any other information you have that you think will help.
Since this serious business I will ask that responses be answered by experts with experience in this field. Im a small business owner bidding a job and if I get that job I need to protect myself and also do things the right way. Thanks