11th Hour Bidding

When:  Apr 4, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Can you hack it on bid day? Let's find out!
Please join us as ASPE and CSI Chicago come together for an exciting and hands-on fundamental construction exercise on putting together accurate construction project bids.  No estimating skills required.  All professions and experience levels are welcome.

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:00-8:30pm
Event Timeline:

6:00pm – Complimentary Pizza/Drinks* (beer, wine, & n/a beverages)
6:30pm - Finalize Teams - Don't be late!
6:40pm – Competition Begins
8:00pm – Winners Announced (Hint: Low bid isn’t always the winner!)

Members and guests: $20
Students $10 (no alcoholic drinks for under 21 years)
Sponsorship $200 (includes event ticket)
Registration: Register by Friday, March 29.

What to expect from an 11th Hour Bidding event
This will be a fast-paced group activity that gives you a taste of what life is like inside the bid room on bid day.  Teams will receive subcontractor bids, find the most qualified bid, assemble the bid sheet, and submit their final bid number by the deadline.


It’s all about the fun but you might actually learn something too! 
We will explore benchmarks for best estimating and bidding practices spanning all market sectors. Topics covered include:

  • Estimating Efficiency
  • Estimating Accuracy
  • Budget Control
  • Material Efficiency
  • Revisions
  • Client Satisfaction
  • Tools & Technology Used
  • Solutions for Unexpected Challenges


Thank You To Our Event Sponsors:

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*Attendees must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverage.  Please drink responsibly.  Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.
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Beth Winkler


Exchequer Restaurant & Pub
226 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60604