As a property owner or manager, you want to make sure when getting work done on your asphalt pavement that you are making the best quality and budgetary decisions.
You also want work to go as smoothly as possible, with little disruption to tenants and few surprises – and you want to define a mechanism so you (and the contractor) can make changes when needed.
A big ask? Not at all.
But the first step in making all that happen is the most important one: Developing a “scope of work” that encompasses all your expectations and delineates everything that will be provided to you as the client.
A scope of work defines and details exactly what’s going to be done, how it’s going to be done, and how the project will progress. It can include details on materials, communication, deadlines and subcontractors.
Developing a scope of work for each parking lot on which you’re getting work done takes some time and effort, but a sound scope of work guarantees that you – and contractors – understand exactly what’s expected and enables comparing “apples to apples” in the bid process – otherwise you’ll end up comparing apples to oranges to artichokes, making it very difficult for you to decide which contract and contractor to select for the job.
To avoid that problem, develop your own scope of work in which you tell contractors not only what work they’ll be doing but how they will be doing it and how the entire job will be run. Following these 8 tips will make it easier to select the best contractor for the job and will give you greater confidence knowing that you’re getting the correct work done on your pavement.