Tender Traps Tender Drawings and Revisions-Status

Tender Traps Tender Drawings and Revisions-Status Posted February 6, 2015 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under estimating Tips & Hints.  Tender Traps-Electrical Estimating-Tender Drawings and Revisions-Status It’s a fair assumption that Tender documents with the same reference and revision status are the same, but that’s not always the case. We received such a drawing the other...

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Prime Cost Of Labour – How much should you charge?

Prime Cost Of Labour – How much should you charge? Posted February 10, 2015 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Prime Cost of labour RICS/ECA. What labour rate should you charge, This is a very common question we are asked when providing an electrical estimating service. Looking first at a typical scenario of how a lot...

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IET Regs 17th Edition Amendment 3

IET Regs 17th Edition Amendment 3 Posted February 27, 2015 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Electrical estimating, estimating Tips & Hints. Out now, 1st January 2015, The new yellow book will come into effect from 1st July and it has something for everyone. I would encourage you to attend a one day course to become familiar with...

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

Should You Disclose the Secret Ingredients of Your Estimate ??? Posted June 18, 2015 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under estimating Tips & Hints, Mechanical Estimating. 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...

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Upload Your Tender Docs

Upload Your Tender Docs Posted June 23, 2015 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Uploading Electrical Estimating Documents, Uploading Mechanical Estimating Tender Documents. You can easily zip and upload your tender documents with our link below. This is best where your files are greater than 15mb. Select the files you want to send, right mouse click, select...

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The Apprentice

The Apprentice Posted November 27, 2015 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Electrical estimating. Sir Alan Sugar hosts the entertaining show The Apprentice, but I’ve noticed a subtle change, he’s actually looking for a business partner, not an Apprentice. Each year the candidates candidly say how good they are, and as the episode unfolds we soon...

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Dutch Auction

Dutch Auction Posted December 22, 2015 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Electrical estimating, estimating Tips & Hints, Mechanical Estimating. If you can do it for £x, the jobs yours, what should you do? We are all familiar with retail companies offering price matching, that is, “if you see it cheaper elsewhere we’ll match it or do it...

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Estimating Hazards

Estimating Hazards Posted January 12, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under estimating Tips & Hints. 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)...

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Which Projects Should You Tender?

Which Projects Should You Tender? Posted January 24, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Business Strategy, estimating Tips & Hints. 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...

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations Posted February 24, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Business Strategy. Chris Cardell talks about how our Great Expectations can thwart our success when they aren’t met. Worth a watch. Cardell Adavanced Thinking We have used the services of Chris Cardells advanced Marketing Techniques and weather your a seasoned expert or a novice the landscape...

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