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Mock Bid presented by Emerick Construction & hosted by AIA Portland’s ForWARD committee

July 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17 
5:30-8PM | AIA Portland


Have you ever wondered what it is like inside a GC’s office on Bid Day? Come and learn what it is all about with some hands-on experience. Multiple bids coming in at once, are they complete? Who is low? Try to review the flurry of faxes and get your bid in on time as you compete against your colleagues for the most accurate bid. No experience necessary!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the different components that make up a subcontractor bids.
  2. Describe the experience of being a general contractor on bid day.
  3. Compare how different project delivery methods affect how a bid is prepared, and how the project will be managed.
  4. This class will clarify the role the general contractor plays in preparing the bid and preparing for construction after the bid is won.


5:30 – 6:00 Networking

6:00 – 6:15 Form Teams/Instructions (click for instructions)

6:15 – 7:00 Prepare Bids

7:00 Bids Due

7:05 – 7:30 Bid Results Announced, Brief Presentation on actual bids

7:30 – 8:00 Questions

Presented By Alicia “Ali” LaManna, CSI, CDT, Project Manager at Emerick Construction

Ali has been with Emerick Construction for just over 6 years. Ali started with Emerick just after graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Architecture. She started as a Project Engineer, worked in the estimating department, and is now a Project Manager. Being able to see the projects from both a design and construction perspective has been a great asset to the project teams. Ali’s involvement with CSI has strengthened this passion, and she held the position of Director on Board from July 2013 to June 2015 and is the current Programs Chair and President-Elect for the Portland Chapter.

Attendees will need to bring: laptop (one needed per team), highlighters, pens, paper.