Why your “Tender Design Set” is so important to a successful tender process

So you think you are ready to Go-To-Market and request a call for tender submission on your next E-House or Switchroom project?

You’ve got your Sales Set design suite of drawings locked away and approved by the Client.  The Sales team have done their job and you have successfully picked up your next project… Congratulations, but what now?

Fundamentally the Tender set is the basis of the E-House or Switchroom  “For Construction Set” of drawings.  At this point all of your clients equipment information should be known and where possible Design Optimizations applied.

The following drawings will now be critical in providing clear and optimised details for your Vendors to price an accurate tender that will mitigate your risk in design and improve compliance to codes and standards.

Additional to the “Sales Set”, you should expect from this “Tender Design or Client Approval Set” of drawings the following:

  • Door and Hardware Specifications
  • Base Frame and Support Column Layouts
  • Floor joists, sheeting and penetration setout
  • Security / Fire and HVAC Layouts to name a few

This Tender Set will dictate how precise your estimation will be and drive your low cost of construction and design completion.

In the Tendering Process” article we talked about managing change and how it can be the greatest risk or the greatest opportunity.  This all comes down to your level of E-house / Switchroom expertise and knowledge of the clients equipment.

The EQ-house team have worked with all of the major OEM’s and understand the nuances associated with their equipment requirements.  This experience combined with our bespoke estimating tools and 3D design software we can confidently put together your optimized tender set of drawings.

The EQ-House “Tender Set” of drawings is the prelude to creating your “For Construction Set” and getting this right is the critical to mitigating risk and delivering a stress free – Profitable Project.

If your “Tender / Client Approval Set” of drawings does not come with a 360° perspective you may not be getting the best value for money from your Design Consultant.  At EQ-House we don’t just draft we design. Contact the team 1300 360 545.

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For Expert Tendering Support EQ-House provide sales and estimating support  to ensure that all requirements for your tender submission are fulfilled and compliant.

For Expert Design & Engineering Our team are able to provide efficient, competent and informed E-House designs using 3D BIM design tools.

For Expert Vendor Audits & Inspections Our clients look to us too apply our Equipment House / Switchroom expertise to review vendors and materials suppliers at various stages before and during manufacture.

For Expert Project Audits & Inspections EQ-house investigate and propose solutions to improve productivity and quality to reduce lead times and mitigate cost.

For Expert Construction Management & Supervision Our experience allows us to recognise potential issues early, refute unreasonable variation claims and define solutions to navigate around problems to keep a project moving.

For Expert Equipment Install, Test & Commissioning EQ-House can provide the supervision & QC processes to ensure that all aspects of the equipment install is managed to minimise impact to your schedule and is compliant to your project / installation requirements.

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