Have you got a Covid Clause

Have you got a Covid clause in your Tender letter? Email for our latest addition to the model tender letter. covid@ukestimatingsupport.co.uk Disclaimer The Covid pandemic isn’t over and its one of the biggest interrupters to the economy we have ever seen. Electrical Estimators should be considering allowances for direct...

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Tender Traps Tender Drawings and Revisions-Status

Tender Traps Tender Drawings and Revisions-Status Posted February 6, 2015 by uk estimating support & 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...

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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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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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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...

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