Every Republic Construction project begins with a commitment to excellence. This commitment is the same whether the contract is initiated through negotiations, Design Build or competitively bid. We welcome the opportunity to negotiate with an owner in the planning stage as we believe this approach ensures the owner the most fair and equitable project value. In a negotiated contract arrangement, Republic Construction books and estimated costs are open and available for the Owner’s review. The negotiated contract assigns a single point of responsibility for quality, cost control, and scheduling which requires a team approach. Trust in a contractor comes with history between the owner, design team and contractor. Republic Construction is committed to do whatever it takes to build lasting relationships focusing on the future and a negotiated contractual arrangement.
Construction management at risk has become a typical contract approach for public agencies. Republic Construction’s project team offers decades of construction management experience . As with negotiated contracts, books are open to the client and the relationship between the contractor and design team is initiated at the project’s conception. There are several advantages to the client in this approach including a guaranteed maxi-mum price prior to the start of construction and a fast tracked project schedule. These advantages are accomplished through value engineer-ing, building systems review and securing subcontractor input and pricing through the design phase to ensure the most economical construction approach for the project.
In addition to negotiated and construction management contracts, Republic Construction has also completed its share of competitive bid assignments. Republic has, at times, secured more than 50% of the bid contracts pursued. We know and understand the bidding process and have two veteran estimators on staff to assist with the associated challenges. The downside to competitive bidding, from the owner’s perspective, are the variables between the low and high bid; typically variables of major consequence. Taking the risks and variables into consideration, before awarding a low bid, can of-ten save the Owner time and money in the form of change orders and schedule delays. So, while we prefer to negotiate, Republic Construction bidding successes on public and private projects have earned us a reputation as a competitive and highly competent general contracting firm.