- Mechanical Estimating
- Electrical Estimating
- Construction Estimating
- Other Services
- Market Intelligence
- About Us
Estimating Service for Mechanical, Electrical and Construction Estimating
Upload Your Mechanical or Electrical Estimating Tender Documents
Labour only estimating has become more popular over the last decade. Mechanical and Electrical contractors are looking to outsource the labour elements of all or portions of the work. Larger M&E contractors send enquiries out to smaller electrical or mechanical contractors to price work with the aim of sub-letting the installation of the services.
We specialise in pricing and winning work for our labour only customers, it's very important to get your commercial offer right and clear; we provide a model tender letter tailored to your particular project.
Clarity is paramount in this situation; however tender documents don’t lend themselves to this. Drawings and Specifications detail the whole of the mechanical or electrical work required and don’t easily lend themselves to sub-letting packages of work on a labour only basis.
Often enquiries are received by our customers that included all tender documents that apply to the project and not just the tender documents pertinent to the work. This is your starting point, after initial review of the tender documents establishes what exactly it is they want you to quote for on a labour only basis.
As a labour only electrical contractor you may receive LV distribution drawings showing boards, cables and earthing, but the LV cabling maybe sub-let to cabling specialist, but you are installing the boards and earthing, so you can't simply include or exclude this drawing.
As a labour only mechanical contractor you may receive the ventilation schematic drawing which shows the ductwork, air handling units (AHU) and heating and cooling coils, the mechanical contractor maybe seeking a price for the labour only price for pipework so this drawings is relevant but you only elements of it. This is where its vital to be clear in your offer.
Having priced and won the work all the above can cause despair if not detailed in your tender offer. Our model tender letter will be tailored exactly to your estimate.
We have provided a checklist available for free which will ensure you are better protected commercially.
Labour only estimating checklist
T: 0845 644 5327
Following a recommendation I received from an ex colleague, I contacted UK Estimating Support Ltd with a view to having an estimate produced on a project that was quite complex. The information to base the estimate on was limited and did not offer a full and clear picture of the client's requirements.
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.
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,
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 and D
UK Estimating Support are the first company that we have outsourced estimating to and we will certainly use their services again. From our initial communication right through to the finish of our tender estimate John and his team have helped us through every step of the way.
Their estimating knowledge and experience has been invaluable in supporting our mechanical contracting business, being able to tap into estimating resource whenever we need it. UK Estimating support have helped us to secure profitable work in tough economic times, I like the fact that they are always looking for ways to improve value, which often provides the opportunity to open dialogue with our client.
With excellent telephone and email support, superior knowledge in their field, and a highly professional approach to their work I can highly recommend them.”
Keith Bushby – Director – Plumb Logic Ltd
DTL services are a small family based electrical contractors, based in south Croydon, in order to help the company grow, and be completive we have used a number of estimating company over the years, which have not always delivered on their promise.
We were recommended to UK Estimating, and found the service, knowledge, experience and attention to detail to be of a high quality, in that we get a full cost breakdown, as per the tender specification, along with a full set of qualifications notes, and tender return draft letter all ready to be sent out, which saves us a lot of time.
Their estimating knowledge and experience has been invaluable in supporting our electrical contracting business, being able to tap into estimating resource whenever we need it.
UK Estimating support have helped us to secure profitable work in tough economic times, I like the fact that they are always looking for ways to improve value, which often provides the opportunity to open dialogue with our client, I can highly recommend them.
Carl Dawson Director
DTL Services Ltd
UK Estimating support have helped us to submit competitive accurate tenders against very tight deadlines,
The fact that they are always looking for ways to add value, often provides the opportunity to open a dialogue with our clients,
I can highly recommend them.
W H Good Ltd Building Services
As opportunities arose for our firm to tender for larger contracts it was apparent that we would need to employ a full time estimator or outsource the work to an independent company.
After some research I contacted estimating support to discuss our requirements, I have found Estimating supports knowledge of the construction industry extends way beyond the tender stage and in recent times they have help us out of some sticky situations offering legal and financial advice. Considering the tough financial climate we continue to grow and I believe the team at estimating support are instrumental to this growth.
£ Approximate estimate value
Latest news & tips to help with your estimating. Sign up now.