How Do I Get In With The Council

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  1. Neil

    Neil Grand Master
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    Whats the best way to get some work from the council ?
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    the easiest way is to be a national company that is willing to work at dirt cheap prices. Hold all sorts of training depending on jobs,
     
  3. Neil

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    Oh well thats that down the drain lol
     
  4. Iain

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    Councils are required by law to advertise their tenders. You can subscribe to a service such as Tenders Direct but this is about £700 a year last time I checked!

    Search for European Journal or OJEU. This is where you'll find all of the tenders.

    Councils will probably want to work with facilities management companies so your best bet would be to find out which FM company works for the council that you want to work with and approach them directly.
     
  5. bluemonkey

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    i use to work for the council, i got it by phoning up, (1 job 5 windows) but they advertise there tenders then go with the same people, on the big jobs that you want, i wouldnt waste my time with them, as you can have every qual going that they need but you dont play golf with them, a lot of the time they will have a big contractor who covers 95 of there stuff and 4 or 5 little guys to do the other 5 that way they look like they spread the work, plus they can say only the big guy can cover all the work as the others are too small
     
  6. A.K WINDOWS

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    they take for ever to pay and you gotta work for very cheap why do you think you see different contactors every year doing the same job.
     
  7. Neil

    Neil Grand Master
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    Thats true, i might give the council a miss then lol sounds like hassle. I will just stick to emailing care homes and offices
     
  8. A.K WINDOWS

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    best way most schools will be council payments also i waited 5 months for payment of a school lol.
     
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