UK Estimating Support Ltd is a team of highly experienced electrical and mechanical estimators. We can deal with all your requirements in a confidential and cost effective way which enables you to bid on more jobs and be more successful. If you require electrical estimating, mechanical estimating or construction estimating call us now.
UK Estimating Suport can help you if;
You need to win more work.
You don’t have enough electrical estimating resource.
You are missing important tender opportunities.
You want to tender in different market sectors.
You are finding tenders have to be designed first.
You find it difficult to recruit experienced estimating staff.
You don’t have sufficient time to tender for work you want.
No matter what your reason is UK Estimating Support are here to help when you need an electrical estimating service.
Why use UK Estimating Support?
Quality – over 150 years combined national contractor experience.
Reliable – 100% customer satisfaction rate from our KPI’s.
Value – 100% KPI rating of ‘value for money.’
Trust – you can be assured of complete confidentiality.
Professional – all tenders to professional standards.
Prompt – all tenders are produced in a timely manor to an agreed deadline.
“We are an expanding company and, from time to time, need a little help with our tendering process. We have used UK Estimating Support for nearly 3 years now and we have built up an excellent relationship with them. They have always helped us out when we’ve been under pressure and their experience in the field of mechanical and electrical estimating really shows. Any issues that we may have are quickly resolved. We give our customers a great service and we expect our suppliers to do the same. UK Estimating Support give us that support and offer a first class service. We would definitely recommend them.” R&D (Electrical) Services Limited
“We have used UK Estimating Support for over 3 years now. We have our own in house tender resource but we use UK Estimating Support for mechanical and electrical estimating when there are spikes in demand for tenders. They are very experienced, thorough and deliver the estimate on time, which is all we can ask. We need to be able to rely on our suppliers to enable us to deliver a first class service to our clients. UK Estimating Support – as the name suggests – are there when we need a mechanical estimating service or electrical estimating service.” MJN Colston
How it works:
1. Send your tender documents.
2. Provide your discounts or wholesalers.
3. We prepare the estimate.
4. We send you our estimate reports.
5. We send you a detailed model tender letter.
Our 52 stage estimating process ensures that you get a detailed and accurate estimate which has been undertaken by UK qualified and UK experienced engineers with a proven UK industry track record.
The Electrical Estimating Service
Send all you tender documents to us, where we will undertake a detailed review of them to ensure that all the documentation is complete.
On your behalf we contact all of the specified companies listed with the documents. After reading the specifications, we ‘take off’ and ‘measure off’ all of the services/materials from the drawings. These are first transferred to our standard take off sheets before being inputted into the computer. Drawings are normally prepared by area or by floor, so an audit trail of which drawings provided which service/material can be a useful tool in planning.
This vital process usually uncovers discrepancies which are dealt with by using our “estimate notes sheet.” This records not only the discrepancies but also records how we have dealt with them. Our estimators review this sheet throughout the estimating process and when the estimate is finished they incorporate salient points into the model tender letter.
Mechanical estimating Service
The completed estimate, our standard estimating reports and all the quotes we have received are sent to you on the agreed date. A unique model tender letter is supplied which outlines what your estimate is based upon. We also include a schedule which details all the companies we have sent tender enquiries to; whether they are a sub-contractor or a supplier, whether they are specified or not and their prices. This can be used to evaluate your commercial risks and approach to the tender. Most importantly, we will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Once your tender is submitted, usually there are post tender negoiations and prices. We can help with this process, along with producing a great schedule of rates to maximise your profit potential from variations.
Call us now to discuss how we can support your business.
“We are finding that estimating these days is more about what’s not on the drawings and in the specifications than what’s on them. Our background experience allows us to see the missing pieces more clearly, this is where Experience really counts,” J.Johnson MD.
UK Estimating Support was established in 2004.
John has over 30 years experience in the M&E contracting industry. He started his career in 1981 as an indentured apprentice with Drake and Scull and worked on a wide variety of contracts with this major M&E company. The contracts included hospitals, schools, prisons, power stations, commercial premises, chemical and petrochemical sites, WTW & WWTW. After completing his apprenticeship, John gained his City and Guilds Part 1, 2 and C certificates, ONC and HNC. John started as an estimator then moved onto become a senior estimator before managing the estimating department of a large mechanical, electrical and construction company. His experience gained commercially, contractually and practically was the key ingredient which allowed UK Estimating Support to provide a successful estimating service to mechanical and electrical contractors for the past five years.
Amanda is responsible for the accounts and compiling the O&M manuals with the engineers. Amanda is a very experienced technical author with over 12 years experience gained with Unilever and has co-authored two published patents. Like John, Amanda is a founder of the business and has developed the estimating business systems that ensure we deliver a quality service each and every time. The systems are constantly evolving to ensure we continually improve speed and quality of the service. Her attention to detail ensures the very best service is provided and delivered to our customers.
Dennis joined the company in 2005 after contacting John who was a former work colleague. Dennis is a veteran of the industry, providing an invaluable service, with John, to customers needing mechanical estimating. Dennis started his career in the 1960’s and gained his HNC and Diploma in H&V whilst working for some of the major M&E contractors across the UK including Crown House, How and MJN. This wealth of experience perfectly complemented UK Estimating Support, allowing it to gain many satisfied customers returning time and time again for solutions to their estimating problems.
Belinda joined the company in 2006 to help support the estimators with their growing customer base. UK Estimating Support quickly recognised that Belinda’s potential as she was an invaluable asset to the company. UK Estimating Support has sponsored Belinda through college so that she can further her career. Belinda gained her ONC in Building Services in 2008 and she is currently studying for her HNC in Building Services Engineering at Liverpool Community College.
As the business expanded Colin joined the company in 2007. Colin is an experienced electrical engineer with nearly 30 years in the industry. After serving his apprenticeship as an electrician he later became a supervisor on several large contracts across the UK. The contracts included hotels, schools, prisons, universities, hospitals and numerous commercial developments. In 1988 Colin formed his own electrical contracting business, in doing this he had to make sure he priced the work right to win the work and to return a profit. During his career Colin gained his City and Guilds Part 1, 2 and C certificate giving him the academic qualifications to undertake design. Colin heard about UK Estimating Support through a friend who’d used UK Estimating Support for some estimating training.
All our staff work as a team and are focused on the delivery of complex estimates to very tight deadlines. This company attitude has helped us to grow over the last five years by delivering what we promise.
An example of our customer focus; Tim was faced with a two day turnaround for an estimate, we worked as a team and delivered what he needed, when he needed it.