I like the idea of No change order s , but there are more jobs being won on change orders than actual bid.
Many company's will bid or look at the bid based on recovery , not on performance
What is not said , not what is said
thru the years , we have worked on sooooooo many jobs where it appeared that the engineers really did not understand the scope , body or project in any way shape or form
Just tried to get an idea of how to go once in the bid process.
Being a 30 year veteran of this kind of mentality we have learned to look beyond the bid platform and look at how to be the low bidder and still come out on top .
Getting the Job at a loss and picking it to pieces once in hand.
Typical federal , state , public way of doing business
Not what is said , but what is intended and not said
change orders allow for this and cannot be any other way
Many times the project has had no budget for changes , so that is why you have missing parts or missing deleted scope s or cancelled bids
Typical : company's as you increase in value ,you decrease in potential opponents
This is from Bonding, Background, Reference Jobs and ability to man the project and carry the burden for a long or extended period of time.
The other part that is not mentioned is when is the company that got the bid , realizes they cannot perform at the agreed upon price , and realized they will be bankrupt at the end of the project call it for what it is.
This is why change order , to recover the funds to the engineered value and keep the business who really did not know what they were getting , get back on their feet and not take the ship down .