How to Write a Bid Proposal for Masonry Work

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Masonry work is made up of brickwork and stonework. People building or remodeling their homes hire masonry companies to do this work. When people hire a masonry company, they typically consult several companies to ask for bid proposals. A bid proposal tells a potential client the scope of the work, costs and other pertinent information.

  • State the company information. Give your company name, address, phone number, contractor license number and expiration date. The first step in a bid proposal is simply stating the company's general information. This information is generally found on the company's letterhead. Companies generally use special proposal forms that are printed on letterhead.

  • Write in the job name. This is typically the customer's name along with the location of the job, including the address and any subdivision information. Include the date of the proposal. Proposals are generally good for only a certain period of time; this is why the date of the proposal is included.

  • Describe the scope of the work. This part of the bid proposal contains a description of what work will be done, including materials. Normally a customer picks out the material he wants to use, in consultation with the contractor.

  • Include the amount of the bid. This amount should be written in both words and numbers. The bid is broken down between labor and materials. The contractor is responsible for finding out costs for the material chosen by the customer. A payment arrangement schedule is also included. This tells the customer how much money is required as a down payment and when the final payment is due.

  • Outline any terms of the bid proposal. This section typically states the number of days your proposal is valid. Contractors include this section to protect themselves from price increases that could potentially cause the contractor to lose money.

  • Sign the bid. The contractor should sign and date the bid proposal. A place is left for the customer to sign and date the proposal if he accepts it.

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