Good Faith Efforts (GFE's) Info & Pricing

Construction Bid Source LLC (CBSLLC) has been performing "turnkey" Good Faith Efforts (GFE's) for general contractors since 1994. Sanctioned as a Trade and Focus publication, we started out assisting hundreds of companies with fulfilling their GFE requirements. We do it right every time. So, if you are overwhelmed by the whole GFE process or simply just too busy to get it done properly, let us help you get it done.

  • DBE Solicitations - included in the turnkey GFE service package (we do it all for you).
  • GFE service package (turnkey) start at $125 (up to 25 contacts) - PLUS the cost of an ad in CBSLLC ($50 - if not a CBSLLC DBE ads member, or if we create / place the ad for you)  (If follow-up calls and report are needed - $75 extra.)
  • BASIC GFE (Good Faith Effort) FOR DBE/DVBE/MBE/WBE/OBE/UDBE/LBE/SBE, ETC… Start at $250 and includes:
    1. If required, contacts with associations/labor agencies to request assistance (up to 5) Ad(s) Placement
    2. Sample of Research Print-outs for compilation of listings for solicitations
    3. Master List compilation of solicitation contacts
    4. Creation of, and sending (fax or email) Solicitation Correspondence up to 50. For contracts requiring many - more than 50 - $3 each additional - price can be negotiable
    5. Fax and/or Email transmittal reports
    6. If needed, assistance with filling out forms to submit with GFE package
    7. Follow Up (see additional charges) if required and includes follow up report and solicitations sent
    8. Documentation of all outreach
  • Enough time! Notification to do the GFE preferrably 2 weeks prior to the bid date.
  • Your Company Contact to whom DBE’s may respond, email, phone, fax
  • Project ID number. Please note, if your project is not already in the CBS online database, please call us at 1-888-786-9450
  • Bid date and time and include by when you want sub bids delivered to you prior to bid date
  • Sub-trades and Supplier categories you want/need to perform contract
  • Where plans/specifications may be obtained and if you offer assistance with bonding, etc.
  • Ad in Construction Bid Source (Trade/Focus) and can include Affidavit of Publication ($50)
  • Cost of ads placed with other publications/newspapers upon customer approval
  • Follow-up Phone calls and report (up to 50) $100 + $3 each additional contact
  • Fed-Ex charges - only when email or fax is not available
  • If RUSH is required for completion of GFE, less than 10 working days, a $50.00 surcharge will be supplied
  • Customer negotiates In Good Faith with respondents. CBSLLC does not negotiate with them.
  • Customer to make every effort to obtain Good Faith Goals.
  • Customer must have at least a Basic Membership on CBS website
  • Payment due upon completion of GFE

If you would like a quote for your specific Good Faith Effort, call us Toll Free, at 1-888-786-9450 and get an immediate response OR if you have a login to the website you can request GFE assistance by filling out the online form.