project price be negotiated or bid competitively?
Our archetict wants us to sign a negotiated contract with a builder she prefers instead of bidding it out. Prior to her mentioning this method I was only aware of the design, bid, build method. What is the general consensus as to which is better? My gut feeling is comptive bids will be low balled In hopes of making it up with change orders. And the other way i will not be able to negotiate a fair deal with someone who does this for a living.
This post was edited by daviddj on Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 20:57