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 day. We had two drawings with […]

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 of customers operate, one operative in […]

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 the new changes to take effect, […]

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 a price for an item to […]

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 send to, the compressed (zipped) folder […]

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 discover that common sense, isn’t that […]

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 for a penny less”. Retailers are […]

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) seeks prices for portions of the […]

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 several choices. The Estimating Manager has […]

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 is always changing, a lot of […]

Watch out for this Shower

Watch out for this Shower Posted March 4, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Electrical estimating.         We have recently completed an electrical estimate for an office block toilet refurbishment project where shower circuits were being added and the lighting was being altered. The drawing called for 50A SP MCB and SWA supply, but didn’t mention that an RCBO should be […]

Astronaut John Glen,

Astronaut John Glen, Posted March 17, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Business Strategy, Electrical estimating, estimating Tips & Hints. “As I hurtled through space, one through kept crossing my mind; every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.” Wow, this is a powerful quote and brought to my attention by Ian Graham on LinkedIn recently. To me this illustrates […]

Salaries for estimators hit the £100,000 mark

Salaries for estimators hit the £100,000 mark Posted March 22, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Business Strategy, Electrical estimating. It’s not surprising that salaries are rising for estimators. It’s simply supply and demand. estimators salaries hit £100,000 mark Tags: your electrical estimate secret ingredients

On Yer Bike! Amanda & Sam in training for Vietnam to Cambodia challenge

On Yer Bike! Amanda & Sam in training for Vietnam to Cambodia challenge Posted April 9, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Uncategorized. UK Estimating Support’s Amanda Johnson and her friend Sam Newey and many other women are taking part in a very challenging journey across 450Km Vietnam to Cambodia to raise funds for , this follows on their successful Christmas […]

Electrical Estimating Specifications for O&M’s

Electrical Estimating Specifications for O&M’s Posted by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Electrical estimating, estimating Tips & Hints. 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 […]

Do You have a Brexit clause in your offer?

Do You have a Brexit clause in your offer? Posted June 22, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Electrical estimating, estimating Tips & Hints, Mechanical Estimating. 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 […]

Brexit what does the ECA say?

Brexit what does the ECA say? Posted June 30, 2016 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Business Strategy, Electrical estimating, estimating Tips & Hints. ECA responds to Brexit   What should you put in your tender letter to off set the risk?

Tender Matters

Tender Matters Posted March 16, 2017 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Electrical estimating, estimating Tips & Hints, Mechanical Estimating, Tender Topics. Regular readers of our newsletters will know we teamed up with Geraldine Fleming to bring you useful in-depth knowledge We have covered; Newsletters 1 -10 I would like to receive Tender Topics 1-10   Newsletter Topic Comments 1 Like it or Lump it […]

Gingerbread Men beware of Mr Fox

Gingerbread Men beware of Mr Fox Posted November 22, 2017 by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Business Strategy, Electrical estimating, estimating Tips & Hints, Prime Cost of labour RICS/ECA, Tender Topics.             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 […]

BS7671:2018 , 18th Edition Wiring Regulations is due 1st July

BS7671:2018 , 18th Edition Wiring Regulations is due 1st July Posted April 12, 2018, by ukestimatingsupport & filed under Uncategorized. Significant changes are expected in the new 18th Edition of the wiring regulation which a due to be realized the 1st of July. Cut off point, installations designed after 31st December 2018 will have to comply with BS7671:2018. What expected?   […]