U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Reminders to Potential Contractors
- Ensure that project requirements such as the estimated start work date, performance time, statement of work, environmental and biological restrictions, drawings and exhibits, fire tools and fire watch requirements, wage determinations, permits, licenses, bonding and insurance required, payment procedures, and all other contractual provisions are understood. Contact issuing office for clarification when necessary.
- Site visits are recommended to ascertain terrain, density of trees and brush, and difficulty of access, and to become aware of any other on-site conditions that may ultimately affect project work. Government-sponsored pre-bid meetings are generally not scheduled unless unusual circumstances warrant.
- Ensure proposed pricing includes sufficient labor and applicable labor rates, equipment, transportation, insurance, bonds, consideration of timing of project and the environmental conditions during performance, temporary housing, overhead (general and administrative costs), and profit.