Northwest College of Construction

Advanced Commercial Estimating

Product Code: CRN #23878 Spring Term

Date: Mon, Thur 5/24/21-6/17/21, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM and Fri 6/19/20, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM / No Class Mon 5/31/21
Location: NWCOC
Tuition: $342.00 Lab Fee: $53.00 Books: $15.00 Registration: $30.00 Total: $440.00


This course is designed to assist students, who have basic estimating skills, to understand of all phases of the estimating process, from identifying bidding opportunities to transferring a successful bid to the project management team.  The class explores in detail several significant areas of importance, such as, a company’s estimating capabilities, identifying bid opportunities, evaluating potential project success, and recognizing hidden costs in bid documents. In addition, students participate in a mock bid to demonstrate actual bid day procedures and conditions learned during the coursework. 

This course builds on the Basic Commercial Estimating class and covers several key advanced processes and strategies including:

  • Project selection for success

  • Understanding different prime contracts

  • Bid team selection and set-up procedures

  • Analyzing bid requirements and criteria

  • Document interpretation and analysis

  • Take-off assembly and formatting

  • Strategy and criteria for subcontractors and supplier selection

  • Bid day procedures and requirements

  • Bid day analysis process

  • Post bid procedures and project buyout

  • Post bid analysis for future bid success

  • Post project estimate analysis for future project success

  • Establishing and maintaining estimating databases


  • Product Code: CRN #23878 Spring Term

    Date: Mon, Thur 5/24/21-6/17/21, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM and Fri 6/19/20, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM / No Class Mon 5/31/21
    Location: NWCOC
    Tuition: $342.00 Lab Fee: $53.00 Books: $15.00 Registration: $30.00 Total: $440.00



    This course is designed to assist students, who have basic estimating skills, to understand of all phases of the estimating process, from identifying bidding opportunities to transferring a successful bid to the project management team.  The class explores in detail several significant areas of importance, such as, a company’s estimating capabilities, identifying bid opportunities, evaluating potential project success, and recognizing hidden costs in bid documents. In addition, students participate in a mock bid to demonstrate actual bid day procedures and conditions learned during the coursework. 

    This course builds on the Basic Commercial Estimating class and covers several key advanced processes and strategies including:

    • Project selection for success

    • Understanding different prime contracts

    • Bid team selection and set-up procedures

    • Analyzing bid requirements and criteria

    • Document interpretation and analysis

    • Take-off assembly and formatting

    • Strategy and criteria for subcontractors and supplier selection

    • Bid day procedures and requirements

    • Bid day analysis process

    • Post bid procedures and project buyout

    • Post bid analysis for future bid success

    • Post project estimate analysis for future project success

    • Establishing and maintaining estimating databases


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