Irrigation Bidding and Estimating

This class is designed for financial decision-makers involved in the process of pricing irrigation contracting projects, both installation and maintenance. Learn the typical cost categories involved in irrigation projects, how to recover overhead, and most importantly, earn a profit after all of the bills have been paid. (Note: no project estimating system is perfect, and Rain Bird Training Services cannot guarantee profitability of any project you price using the methods in this class)

Course Outline

Unit 1 Course Introduction

Unit 2 The difference between pricing and estimating

Unit 3 Pricing

Unit 4 Estimating

Unit 5 Put it all together – The Project Bid

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify the four areas of job costs

2. Calculate a labor burden for irrigation projects

3. Define and calculate overhead recovery needs

4. Establish a profit markup that meets the profit goals of the company

Suggested Prerequisites