Gingerbread Men beware of Mr Fox

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            I was recently contacted by a contractor enquiring about electrical estimating a project for them, they told me it was for some houses and flats, they wanted to know how much it was going to cost, at this point I hadn’t even seen any information. I asked what is… Read more »

Do You have a Brexit clause in your offer?

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On the cusp of a major referendum to decide if we remain or leave the EU have you considered how it may affect your business when undertaking your Mechanical or Electrical Estimating? If we vote to leave we could see major currency fluctuations in sterling, this could mean that goods to be purchased or delivered may… Read more »

Electrical Estimating Specifications for O&M’s

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During the course of electrical estimating we have noticed there seems to be overkill these days in consultants specifications for  what they require for handover, are use the word THEY, because these are standard general specification clauses that are in the consultants standard speciation’s without thought or consideration to what the client might need or… Read more »

Which Projects Should You Tender?

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  The Tender Evaluation toolkit can increase your conversion rates by answering some basic questions and scoring each opportunity. By answering straightforward questions the Estimating toolkit can help you to select which projects to estimate when faced with several choices. The Estimating Manager has to decide which to tender and which to turn down, but… Read more »

Estimating Hazards

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The first few days of 2016 have seen a flurry of new electrical estimating and mechanical estimating enquiries come through, one project  is a kind of hybrid, where our customer is a sub-sub-contractor, this is where a larger company (financially) seeks prices for portions of the work that’s in their contract. The usual practice is… Read more »

Should You Disclose the Secret Ingredients of Your Estimate ???

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Most Tenders are based on a Lump sum, which is based on your internal commercially sensitive information and externally sourced quotes and prices. I say commercially sensitive information because to determine a price for an item to be installed is usually determined by taking the trade price, deducting Your Discount*, and Your time to Fit*… Read more »