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Scope of work (by Rodney [FL]) May 9, 2024 11:40 AM
       Scope of work (by NE [PA]) May 9, 2024 11:42 AM
       Scope of work (by WMH [NC]) May 9, 2024 11:54 AM
       Scope of work (by RB [TN]) May 9, 2024 12:17 PM
       Scope of work (by Rodney [FL]) May 9, 2024 5:23 PM
       Scope of work (by DJ [VA]) May 9, 2024 7:59 PM
       Scope of work (by NE [PA]) May 9, 2024 8:42 PM
       Scope of work (by Robert J [CA]) May 9, 2024 10:42 PM
       Scope of work (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 10, 2024 12:16 AM
       Scope of work (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) May 10, 2024 7:40 AM

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Scope of work (by Rodney [FL]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 11:40 AM
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What are your thoughts on home service contractors (ac,plumbing, electrical,etc) charging for services by the ‘scope of work’ vs hourly labor?

--71.44.xxx.xxx




Scope of work (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 11:42 AM
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Lots of variables. Depends on the job, if I’m babysitting, their experience, vacant vs occupied house, permits or no. What works best for you for this project? --24.152.xxx.xx




Scope of work (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 11:54 AM
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Depends on the project as NE said. But in general we prefer a set price/scope of work contract as it incentivises FINISHING in a timely manner, even if the price might be a tad higher overall.

Paying by the hour leads to longer smoke breaks, long lunches, late starting and early quitting times when there is no clock to punch...also, a set price contract means no surprises - changes are discussed and agreed to, hopefully. --173.28.xx.xxx




Scope of work (by RB [TN]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 12:17 PM
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How bout Not to Exceed ?

--69.130.xxx.xxx




Scope of work (by Rodney [FL]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 5:23 PM
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Had an ac job that I thought was way over priced. Asked for an itemized quote, the excuse not able to give an itemized estimate was that they price by ‘scope of work’. Not to keen of this practice. --72.186.xxx.xxx




Scope of work (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 7:59 PM
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I write up my scope of work - detailed list of things that need to be done, and how to do it as needed.

They are given to contractors to bid on, so they are all bidding on the same work.

Definitely better than hourly due to what WMH described. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Scope of work (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 8:42 PM
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Rodney, your guy doesn’t want you to see his mark up. DIY or die baby!! Only hire when you can’t DIY. --24.152.xxx.xx




Scope of work (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 9, 2024 10:42 PM
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Every single State of the Union, has different "Contracting" Laws on the books. As a smart skillful owner/landlord, most don't even come close to a clue as to what's taking place.

An example, many of my fellow landlords here in the Southern California Area need new roofing. The owners think all they have to do is call our several contractors, then get them to Bid against each other! NOPE, nothing further from the truth!

Does anyone at this point see the logic to this? A quote "Contractor" is NOT ALLOWED TO LOWER THEIR PRICE once a bid/offer is given! But "instead" they change the scope of the work!

Here is the first bid at a higher price, then the lower bid, owner/landlord thinks the contractor lowed their price, but instead "changed the job/materials".

Quote #1: Tear off roof and haul away. Repair/replace bad wood at $7 per liner foot. Lay down 30 pound tar paper, base. Then install as per code 30 year three tab shingles. Included is a 10 year parts and labor guarantee. Price $21,600.

Quote #2: Install new roof over old roof. Use self adhesive underlayment, pick and seal, then apply a 3 tab roofing single. Parts and labor included with a 10 year warranty. Price $16,200.

The scope of the work changed. The second quote was around $5,000 less. Good deal? Nope a rip off. Putting another layer over the old roof, no wood replacement and they didn't use a 30 year single, maybe anything between a 15 to 20 year shingle. You are paying $5,000 less but getting $10,000 of a finished product. You are really paying More for Less. --47.155.xx.x




Scope of work (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 12:16 AM
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Rodney,

Paying by the hour will ALWAYS cost you more.

Your AC guy was giving you doubletalk to confuse the issue.

Scope of work is a WRITTEN list with every specific you can imagine - color, model #, size, rooms, brands, types, and timing.

ALSO have a written Independent Contractor Agreement signed before they start working. My judge taught me to have this for EVERY project.

Any changes are by WRITTEN CHANGE ORDER signed by both parties.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Scope of work (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: May 10, 2024 7:40 AM
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Contractors are in a field where there are lots of complaints. A scope of work helps prevent these misunderstandings before they develop --24.101.xxx.xxx



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