How long before you chase up a business quote?

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  1. Matthew Gordon

    Matthew Gordon Newcomer
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    Hi,

    I quoted 2 large businesses about 3-4 weeks ago for wfp cleaning, they've both got back to me to say they are looking into the quotes, but that was 3 weeks ago. Just wondering whether you would chase these up, how long do you normally leave it before chasing up & what do you normally say to avoid sounding desperate? :D

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  2. Smurf

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    I would never bother to chase quotes up. Reason being if they have any questions etc they will contact you. Forget & move on as they say ;)
     
  3. Matthew Gordon

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    These are quotes I was 90% sure of getting though as we had approached them & they got back in contact asking us to quote & as far as I'm aware they didn't have anyone else also quoting & they still haven't been cleaned. These are sheltered accommodation buildings so they will need a window cleaner as it's part of the service charge. Has anyone had experience of how long procurement process usually is with businesses?
     
  4. Smurf

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    Not that long if they want you to do the job that's for sure.
     
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    This^.

    There could be a thousand different reasons they didn't reply. The most common I reckon is that they didn't realise how expensive it would be. If you really want that job above then a 2 minute email to chase it up wouldn't hurt though.
     
  6. Tuffers

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    I quoted for a 5x block of 3 storey flats about a month ago. I emailed to see if they had got my quote and they emailed back saying they were having a directors meeting a few days later. Not heard owt since. If I get it I get it if I don't I don't :). I think my quote was too high in hind site though.
     
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  8. Neil

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    Wasn't high tuffers


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  9. Posh

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    I quoted 2 schools & a factory unit about 4 weeks ago. Not heard nowt. If they come off great if they don't plod on. Remember there's loads out there that can quote so look at it as a bonus if they come through. Don't rely on them.
     
  10. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    as said move on, theyre not intrested enough
     
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