General Contracting (GC) is the traditional design-bid-build approach to construction delivery. As a true builder, we are passionate about the GC delivery method. We provide hard bids on select and invitation-only (prequalification based) construction opportunities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are regularly awarded GC assignments either by providing the lowest price to build to detailed construction documents and specifications or by coming up with the best value-engineering suggestions for an overall value proposition. We are also known for our community diversity inclusion commitment and government relations. We have established relationships with trade contractors founded on trust and experience and extensive market knowledge enable us to be extremely competitive while providing unsurpassed quality.
General Contracting is best suited for projects that are subject to minimal changes or projects subject to strict procurement policies requiring lump sum bids. GC offers the simplest form of contract and offers a high-degree of traditional ‘checks and balances’ between the architect and the builder.
Our GC services include:
The GC delivery method does not always benefit from the value engineering and schedule acceleration opportunities but from the more collaborative delivery methods like Construction Management or Design/Build. 'Low Bid' is not always 'Best Value.' BGI always recommends strictly pre-qualifying GC's and conducting thorough post-bid interviews.