View Full Version : Average Man Hours to Complete a Bid Process

07-10-2012, 07:27 PM
Hello All,

I apologize for coming to these boards with such a broad question, but I have a question in regards to the bidding process and the number of man hours invovled.

Currently I work in EPMS (Engineering Procurement Management Services) and am looking into the average number of hours to complete the bidding process for developing a contract. I realize that this may vary based on many variables such as contract size, locations, etc. but if any of you have experience/feedback on how many man hours it takes it'd be appreciated.

I've done a lot of research on the internet and was only able to find it takes approximately 400-500 hours. Below are links to what I have found so far:

http://samuellaryea.blogspot.com/2010/04/review-meetings-in-tender-process-of.html - Real life example of tendering/bid process

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/18/41/46865887.pdf - Similar to a textbook, describes the planning, preparing, and awarding of bid process. Good read.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1531e/i1531e04.pdf - Textbook style again, but describes the whole process - Procurement guidelines for tender preparation, evaluation and award of contract

http://books.google.com/books?id=_4lmFxnsDEsC&pg=PA198&lpg=PA198&dq=man+hours+of+contract+tendering+process&source=bl&ots=H0VvYP8sJF&sig=ThLur4-XZp7_gJpZ9uSESXB0EZM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9gDuT5mIO46m8AShqZ2HAg&ved=0CFoQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=man%20hours%20of%20contract%20tendering%20proces s&f=false

Any and all feedback is appreciated and valued. Thank you.