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DESCRIPTION

Owner contracts with an architect and/or engineer who prepares the design documents/plans and writes the written specifications to go along with those.  After final review with the owner, they put the project “out for bid” and solicit bids or proposals from contractors to complete the job and do the work for a set amount of money and in a set timeframe.  After receipt of bids, the contractor with the lowest bid and/or shortest estimated time of completion usually gets awarded the project.  The owner usually has the right to refuse to award a bid to the lowest contractor, but that right is usually not exercised.  This traditional approach has historically been thought of as the way to get the project done for the least amount of cost.  However, whenever a problem is encountered and the design professionals have to make a change to the project, then the contractor is entitled to a change order to handle the increase in cost and or time of completion for the project.  This oftentimes leads to cost overruns on a project.  S. B. White Company stays very active in the traditional Plan-Spec Bid market and is well experienced with performing these types of projects.