How are “Proposal Forms” generally defined in regard to Public Road Construction Projects?
Proposal forms are key documents that both public entities and Contractors use to communicate the type of work required for any given job.
These forms are typically provided to Contractor-Bidders by the public entity. The forms typically include information such as the location and description of the proposed work, the approximate amount of work or materials required, and the contract time requirements. The proposal form will also include any special provisions or requirements that may be in addition to a public entity’s standard construction specifications. The proposal forms include space for the bidder-contractor to submit their proposal. Once returned, the proposal forms make up the foundation of a contractor’s proposal back to the public entity, addressing the public entity’s specific needs and requests. These forms must be completed with careful consideration so that contractors are confident they can perform the work under the proposed time and budgetary constraints.