Seminar Info  

Taught by a retired government bonded contractor, this seminar will teach you the foundation of how to become a bonded contractor & bid on public entity and government jobs and where to find them. There's another world of thousands of jobs from ALL the sub trades that go out to bid daily. Learn how to tap into this opportunity & learn trade secrets to expand your business.

All types, various sizes ranging from $15,000 to $10 million+ in: General Construction, plumbing, electrical, painting, concrete, masonry, roofing, flooring, storm drainage, water lines, road & paving, landscaping, tree cutting, pressure cleaning, food, services, material of all types and many many more.

Things You Will Learn

  1. Facts About Public Entity Jobs
    • Is it guaranteed money!
    • Should you bid as a Subcontractor or go directly as a prime contractor?
    • Who wins the bids and how do they choose who to give the bid to?
    • Is it tons of paperwork and bureaucracy?
    • Who puts out bids? Townships, Cities, Board of Educations, Counties, State, Airports, Hospitals, Firehouses, Libraries, HUD Housing Developments, Army, Navy, DEP, DOT, and more.
  2. What Kind of Projects Can You Bid?
    • What criteria are used to determine what you can bid on?
    • Can you sub out a sub-trade if you want to?
  3. Price Range of Project Bids
    • What size projects can do out to bid?
  4. Bonds, Licenses Required & Insurance
    • We will discuss the differences of all 3 and what is required.
    • What type of insurance General Liability will you require?
  5. What is a Bonding Company & What is the Cost?
    • How it's different than insurance.
    • How do I get bonded?
  6. What are the various Surety Bonds Required for biding
    • Bid Bond - What is a bid bond and how much does it cost?
    • Performance Bond - What is a performance bond and how much does it cost?
    • Maintenance Bond - What is a maintenance bond and how much does it cost?
  7. Choosing an accountant
    • New Business: What does a new business require?
    • What does an existing business require?
  8. Now you're bonded...How do you find work?
    • You will learn about the various sources that report public entity jobs out to bid.
  9. The "ART OF BIDDING" public entity government bids
    • Your competition
    • When to bid low and when to bid high.
    • Can all bids be rejected and go on re-bid?
    • Can the number of bidders affect the bid?
    • When should you under bid?
    • Dangers that you should avoid regarding your bonding company.
    • How do I treat Mandatory Pre-Bid Meetings?
  10. Filling Out your First Public Entity Government Bid!
    • Doing it alone or should you ask for help?
    • Inserting your own invoice.
    • Writing comments in the bid documents.
    • Submitting approved equals inside your bid envelope.
    • What flexibility do you have in filling out the bid documents?
    • What is a Non Collusion page?
    • What needs signing when submitting a sealed bid envelope?
  11. Attending Your First Public Entity Bid
    • When should you arrive at the bid opening?
    • Can you and should you mail in your sealed bid envelope?
    • Sealing your envelope properly.
    • Taking detailed notes on the prices of your competition.
    • Do they open all Bids and announce to the public the price of all the Bidders or is it done in secret?
    • When do they read the itemized prices of the three apparent low bidders?
    • What are your LEGAL RIGHTS to request to examine the bids?
    • Tricks of the trade for getting low bids REJECTED!!!
  12. Filling out and submitting a sample public entity government bid based on what you learned.
    • Simulation bid opening of all bids submitted by students similar to a real bid opening.
    • Discussion on what to look for and how to possibly reject low bids.
    • It's not over until you say so!!!
    • Announcing the apparent low bidder and prize won!

This is a live, one day seminar taught by a retired government bonded contractor. The seminar is offered live through our school in Orlando/Sanford, Florida and many other places throughout the country once or twice a month. The times are from 10AM - 5PM. Please see schedule below. The benefits of coming to our live seminar is that you will learn the art of bidding public entity and government funded bids and also get hands on practice with examining and filling out a sample public entity government bid and a simulation of how a real public entity bid takes place. (* Complementary Bid Manual/Guide & Lunch Included).
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The cost of our seminar is $1200 per person / first person (if company). The same is reduced to $600 each for additional employees from the same company. One year phone support is included.

2016 Seminar Location & Schedule - (1 Day, 10am-5pm)

December, 17, 2016, Orlando, Florida

2017 Seminar Location & Schedule - (1 Day, 10am-5pm)

January, 21, 2017, Orlando, Florida
February, 11, 2017, San Diego, California
February, 18, 2017, Orlando, Florida
March, 09, 2017, Las Vegas, NV
March, 18, 2017, Orlando, Florida
April, 15, 2017, Orlando, Florida
May, 11, 2017, East Brunswick, New Jersey
May, 20, 2017, Orlando, Florida
June, 17, 2017, Orlando, Florida
July, 08, 2017, Orlando, Florida
July, 20, 2017, Modesto, California
September, 09, 2017, East Brunswick, New Jersey
September, 16, 2017, Orlando, Florida
October, 14, 2017, Orlando Florida
November, 11, 2017, Los Angeles, California
November, 18, 2017, Orlando, Florida
December, 09, 2017, Orlando, Florida


- Registration required, 30 days prior: $1,200/ 1st Person
- $600/ Each additional employee from same company
- One year phone support is included