Tendering

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Paul, May 14, 2012.

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  1. Paul

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    Do any of you lads use tendering sites?, if you do what ones and how much do they cost and are the worth it?
     
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  2. laddergarder

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    If it is something that you are interested in, get your name into the council and housing associations Paul. But to be honest, I don't bother. The contracts get re-tendered every year, and although they say there are loads of factors they look for, a low price will definitely be a big one.
     
  3. Paul

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    I wouldn't have a clue how to contact the council I've tried searching, would it be facilities management?
     
  4. Ryan

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    i think it be good way of getting a bit of work at the start.

    iv thought about it but same as you i dont know where to go or start tbh.

    i'll ask anywhere over the phone its hard work tho aint it

    how do we go about it ?
     
  5. mark m

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    I would not bother if i was you , when i tried i was on the waiting list for a couple of years when i got asked to price for jobs the prices were so low it was not worth doing it
     
  6. Paul

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    I need to get my name about, do any of you work for any FM companies
     
  7. laddergarder

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    Paul when your just starting out building up a round, try not go after work from all directions, this will just cause distractions for you. You really want to have a little bit of regular resi work that you can rely on to give yourself a decent wage every month. I know there are loads of things you can do. But the best way is the simplest way when it comes to round building. Just get out and knock, knock, then knock again.

    If you think its bad under quoting a house, and having to keep it on until you can up the price a bit. It could be a major problem if you under price a job worth £200+. Is very easy done when it comes to big contracts and no offence, but when your just starting out, you do really want the job and will be inclined to try and price it low, to get the job.

    Start going for things like pubs, or even care homes, then when you have a bit of experience dealing with jobs like that, then you can go for things like large warehouses, hotels, and large tenders etc.
     
  8. mark m

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    nicely and well put
     
  9. Paul

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    Makes a lot of sense, thanks once again
     
  10. harunh

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    laddergadder knows what he is talkin about ;)

    im just starting aswell... i dont want any commercial work.. i just want to tie up residential work :) ITS GOING TO BE MY 'BREAD AND BUTTER' at the end of the day... However going for small shops... like takeaways and convenciance stores is a good idea... :) I just quoted a man from a chicken shop £6.00 for his windows and his shop sign.... its very small... but a good price... :) he said his windows get cleaned but he still wanted a quote so i said to him give me a call if your interested mate. Canvassing residential customers every day is the key ;)
     
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