Tender dilemmas

Now here’s an interesting situation……….. I attended a meeting recently where a contractor who is bidding for a scheme has the scenario of understanding what allowances should be made for the level of renewables on a project.

The dilemma being what code level is the project being built too as it was not clear from the clients brief – nothing unusual there I hear you say. So what’s the solution?

Get it clarified and make sure everyone on the tender list understands the client’s exact requirements ……..or…….. ignore that and go with whatever the cheapest solution is, qualify the bid get your foot in the door and see if you can win the job…… worry about the environment and all that green stuff later, after all it won’t be in our lifetime that we will have to worry about these buildings …….. or will we? You see I’m not too sure this approach will win work for you in the long run. What are they doing I’m not telling as they haven’t finished it yet….but I know they asked a question. Does that mean they will win the project? Who knows but my book they have done the right thing. What would you do? Work is still hard to come by and at very difficult rates and prices for everyone…..it’s an interesting situation, or should I say awful situation!

If you are interested in this subject I found the Sustainable Homes website had some interesting articles within it.

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