IDS provides construction support services to public and private clients for projects designed by the firm as well as those designed by others. This support ranges from the distribution of plans for bid, organizing and conducting prebid conferences, preparation and distribution of any addendum, and the collection of bids. After bids are collected, we typically prepare bid summaries with complete arithmetic checks, research the qualification of the low bidder, and make a recommendation of award to the Owner. IDS offers services throughout the entire project cycle including construction management. The client determines their level of involvement and/or number of services required. However, no matter what the level is, we maintain open communication and consistent documentation. Ultimately, the project belongs to the client and they deserve an excellent and complete project. Our construction support services include:
- Contract Administration – We works alongside each owner to identify the services needed and tailor a program suited to the individual project. We also coordinate the distribution of plans for bid, organize and conduct pre-bid conferences, prepare and distribute addenda, collect bids, and prepare construction contracts.
- Construction Observation – During the construction process, we provide field representation for the owner. The field representatives do not control the means and methods of the contractor but are present to confirm that the project is constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications.