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Basics of Bidding & Estimating

Thu 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Facilitated by Denver Metro SBDC
Topic: Government Contracting

Have you been submitting quotes for construction projects but not getting the work? Do you need help figuring out the right cost for your bids? Do you want to start winning more subcontracts?

This workshop is a great overview of what you need to know to create accurate and responsive bids. Whether you are new to estimating or just want a refresher to make sure you're on track, we'll help you improve improve your estimating skills and create more accurate bids for construction jobs.

The workshop will cover:

  • Estimating set up and details
  • Estimating software
  • Creating your bid
  • Errors to avoid
  • Bid follow up

Suggested Audience:

Construction subcontractors, DBE certified firms, contractors interested in working on CDOT and other government construction projects, and any staff responsible for estimating construction jobs.


Bob Smith has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry and has assisted hundreds of small businesses with developing estimating processes and submitting accurate bids for construction projects. Bob is a consultant for the CDOT/SBDC Connect2DOT Program and Managing Partner of Eaton Cole Construction Services which specializes in construction management, preconstruction services, and developer assistance for all facets of the project delivery process.


  • Please click the Register Online button below
  • Complete the SBDC registration
  • You'll receive a confirmation and reminder email with the Zoom link

Fee: No Cost

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