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  • I need help finding a good bid sheet for bidding welding job....

    Any Advice would be appreciated.......

  • #2
    For those ignorant like me of not knowing what a bid sheet is, please explain:
    Things like?
    1)Price of materials
    2)Your hourly wage
    3)Your experience of that kind of job
    4)Gas to and from job and runs to the different stores
    5)Cost of gas and consumables
    6)What your competition charges (depending where you live)

    Am I close?
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    • #3
      Its like an RFP ,I needed a proffessional looking way to submit my charges to a company.I could probally make -up something ,but not a computer whiz...100% welder here no good at tha paperwork that goes with it.....

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      • #4
        Hang on a bit

        If you can hang on a day or two I'll get our estimator to scan one of ours and post it here for you to copy or get ideas.

        TacMig
        We depend On:
        Miller | Esab | Lincoln | Fronius
        Baileigh | Drake | Eagle | Knuth
        Victor | Harris | Smith | Bessey
        Snap-On | Hilti | Ingersoll Rand
        Burco/Koco | Onan | BobCat
        Tracker | Infratrol | AmeriCast

        We belong to or support:
        American National Standards Institute
        American Welding Society
        The Welding Institute
        Fabricators & Manufacturing Association Int'l.

        Anderson & Co. LLC
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        • #5
          Good is good............

          Originally posted by Bert View Post
          For those ignorant like me of not knowing what a bid sheet is, please explain:
          Things like?
          1)Price of materials
          2)Your hourly wage
          3)Your experience of that kind of job
          4)Gas to and from job and runs to the different stores
          5)Cost of gas and consumables
          6)What your competition charges (depending where you live)

          Am I close?
          Out of the mail and in my belly

          TacMig
          We depend On:
          Miller | Esab | Lincoln | Fronius
          Baileigh | Drake | Eagle | Knuth
          Victor | Harris | Smith | Bessey
          Snap-On | Hilti | Ingersoll Rand
          Burco/Koco | Onan | BobCat
          Tracker | Infratrol | AmeriCast

          We belong to or support:
          American National Standards Institute
          American Welding Society
          The Welding Institute
          Fabricators & Manufacturing Association Int'l.

          Anderson & Co. LLC
          Metal Cr
          afters

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          • #6
            tacmig, would be awsome if you can show us/attach it...
            I'd love to see it also!!!!!
            I'm not late...
            I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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            • #7
              Bid sheet

              Originally posted by bdenney29 View Post
              Any Advice would be appreciated.......
              Just go to an Office Depot or Staples and they will probably have one that you can use for job bidding.

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              • #8
                Here's an example of what I use. Now mind you, I'm not a professional welder so I don't know if there's something you're supposed to do, but this is how I do it for metal, or concrete or computer work, etc.
                Attached Files
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                RMLS-14 Momentary Hand Control
                Miller Syncrowave 180 SD
                Porter Cable 14" dry metal saw
                Hitachi 4.5" grinder
                http://mhayesdesign.com

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                • #9
                  Thanks Tasslehawf

                  Yes,thats a simmilar draft like I was looking for.I think I found one today, with a little touch up i think will be perfect ,but always good to see others.Again thank you for your time......Youll have to resize to read it, i could nt figure that part out.....
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Here ya go..

                    This is our residential estimate form (three parts) 1 for customer. 1 for office file and 1 for our estimators file. Again I'm not a computer pro but I know that our computer (office nerd) can cross out our name so you can just copy your info where ours is. Maybe he can even put yours in?

                    Anyway, here you go...

                    TacMig
                    We depend On:
                    Miller | Esab | Lincoln | Fronius
                    Baileigh | Drake | Eagle | Knuth
                    Victor | Harris | Smith | Bessey
                    Snap-On | Hilti | Ingersoll Rand
                    Burco/Koco | Onan | BobCat
                    Tracker | Infratrol | AmeriCast

                    We belong to or support:
                    American National Standards Institute
                    American Welding Society
                    The Welding Institute
                    Fabricators & Manufacturing Association Int'l.

                    Anderson & Co. LLC
                    Metal Cr
                    afters

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                    • #11
                      One more try!

                      See how computarded I am!

                      O.K. here it is..
                      Attached Files
                      We depend On:
                      Miller | Esab | Lincoln | Fronius
                      Baileigh | Drake | Eagle | Knuth
                      Victor | Harris | Smith | Bessey
                      Snap-On | Hilti | Ingersoll Rand
                      Burco/Koco | Onan | BobCat
                      Tracker | Infratrol | AmeriCast

                      We belong to or support:
                      American National Standards Institute
                      American Welding Society
                      The Welding Institute
                      Fabricators & Manufacturing Association Int'l.

                      Anderson & Co. LLC
                      Metal Cr
                      afters

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                      • #12
                        TACMIG,
                        Glad you posted before I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        thank you and all the rest for your input!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        Now I know what a bid sheet is
                        I'm not late...
                        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tacmig View Post
                          Out of the mail and in my belly

                          TacMig
                          mmmmm Im still waiting, estimating....
                          Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                          Miller 251/30A spool
                          Syncro200
                          Spectrum 625
                          O/A
                          Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                          Standard modern lathe
                          Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                          horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                          Roland XC540 PRO III
                          54" laminator
                          hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                          little dog
                          pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                          • #14
                            Once upon a time I managed a maintenance shop and I got pretty adept at creating my own forms in XL. I wrote a lot of safety programs for them.
                            You can do a lot with XL if you just take the time to learn it

                            And here's a tip too don't line item a bunch of stuff it turns into an accounting nightmare.
                            When we quote something it's materials and labor and equipment. thats it.

                            Materials= what they cost you plus about 35% mark up more on some stuff less on others you get a feel for it.

                            Labor= A good hourly rate that covers your time and all associated expenses i.e. truck, fuel, drive time.

                            Equipment= Figure out and charge an hourly rate for all your equipment i.e. welder, scissor lift, fork lift, what ever.
                            It is much easier to do the taxes at the end of the year when you can list your expenses this way.

                            If you get into line itemizing every piece of sand paper you'll spend more time on paper work and less time working and less money made per hour.
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