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Contracting Considerations, Part 4

If you can lower the contractor’s costs, you can negotiate a lower price for the work.

Every maintenance department has a limit on how much it can spend, and contractors are not free. But even if a contractor’s bill seems big, that contractor’s profit on that job was probably slim.

If you can lower the contractor’s costs, you can negotiate a lower price for the work. Here are some things you can discuss ahead of time for potential savings and do before the crew arrives:

  • Go over the project with the contractor’s rep (preferably the

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