Is low price the most important factor?
In the bidding process low price is often one of the most important factors.
Other factors that need to be considered from sub-contractors:
Does the sub contractor know the fire alarm code ?
Does your contractor have the ability to do professional designs?
Is your contractor licensed and insured?
Is the company large enough to do any size job?
What other factors are important to you as a contractor other than low price?
Is using a local contractor and company important to you?
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