The temptation is always to take the cheapest price – then roll the dice and back yourself. Is this a good idea when dealing with foundations and ground risk? Where there are multiple variables and most of them out of your control? After mobilisation changes become slow and very costly!
This can be an even bigger risk in a tender scenario. Each tenderer is trying to lower their price to win by tagging out of more and more risk items – effectively passing them on to the Client.
So why not involve a trusted and reliable specialist at an Early Contractor Involvement stage? You may find it’s a “hedged bet” – where they can help identify opportunities to save you money and identify actual risks and help put mechanisms in place to prevent costs spiralling out skyward.