Drive the costs out of your tendering process while maintaining high standards of control, presentation and documentation.
The construction industry is a very fast moving, cost driven, litigious environment. As construction and finance managers, the owners of etender witnessed first hand companies spending too much time and lots of dollars in litigation. Problems experienced that contributed to this included
- a lack of uniformity in documentation with too much ‘copy and paste’,
- piece meal and/or inaccurate record keeping
- people moving between companies bringing their own systems and not using systems on offer
- no single repository for project information
- tender submissions missing deadlines
- hard drives on PCs/laptops collapsing where critical project information was stored
- different subcontractors pricing at tender and construction phases
Early on they realized that there was no simple answer to these problems. However as managers they still had to develop strategies to limit there occurrence and effect. Ultimately they saw the easiest answers lay in developing systems that control what goes in and comes out of the construction process.
Improving and streamlining the tendering system was seen as the first step in producing a more efficient, profitable construction company. Not only is it the first stage of the process but it also lends itself to internet applications. etender is the system born out of the owners’ desire to achieve best practice in this area . No corners have been cut in design and development and testing has been exhaustive.
In designing etender consideration was given to the fact that construction companies employ a wide range of people with varying skill sets – not everyone is computer literate or internet savvy. The etender system deliberately mirrors the traditional paper-based system which makes it easy for all levels of employees to understand and use.
Underpinning continued refinement and further development is the owners’ commitment to fairness, transparency, professionalism, teamwork, accuracy and efficiency and their abhorrence of the blame game, time wasting, sloppy documentation and needless duplication.
Whether you be a Contractor, Subcontractor or a Supplier in the construction industry, etender.net.au provides tools for you to manage your part in the tender process.
etender is simple and straightforward to use. It will lead to a reduction in the amount of duplication of documentation and ultimately to a more efficient use of valuable resources. It is your next step to corporate sustainability.
For Subcontractors and Suppliers:
Contractors post open projects to the site which require various trades to complete. Depending on your selected criteria you will receive price requests and have access to specific tender documentation which can be downloaded. You are then able to submit your tender responses electronically. It is a simple straight forward process.
Subcontractors and suppliers use the site for FREE to