A S Ramsay’s estimator Alex Bacchus explains how block managers can secure the maximum value from their block contractor during the tendering process.
We are all operating in a new reality of disrupted supply chains, labour shortages and of course the threat of Covid. Through hard work and flexibility, we have been able to continue to win some incredible projects and tender for work across a wide range of brilliant buildings.
Our traditional value offering remains – we will always do a great job to an extremely high standard – but some things have, by necessity, changed.
One of the key changes is how to maximise the value from us during tendering and this means building more time into the process.
Prices along the supply chain are volatile and are increasing, sometimes in an extremely short timeframe. This makes tendering more difficult and a finer balance to strike than it ever was pre-Covid.
So, Block mangers can secure more value from their contractors by recognising this fact – and using it to their advantage.
By giving contractors a reasonable amount of time to cost their work with their suppliers and sub-contractors, Block Managers can secure the best cost outcome for their tender.
So what is a reasonable amount of time? In our experience since March 2020, three weeks will secure the very best price for your tender. We invest this time for our clients with site visits, internally with our in house experts, securing the best suppliers and the best sub contractors at the most realistic price.
Things change quickly, but A S Ramsay are always here to help and honestly advise our clients on securing the very best outcomes for their projects.
Get in touch today and talk to A S Ramsay about your next Major Works project.