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Procurement & Project Management FAQs

We are considering installing a new canopy or shelter, what is our first step? Expand Minimise

However early in the planning stage you are, why not talk to us now about the possibilities.  An early conversation, without any commitment or obligation, will give you a better understanding of the design and functional possibilities of canopies and shelters, as well as of the project as a whole. We will give you no-nonsense advice and help you reach the right decision. Call us now on 01743 444100.

Do we have to get three competitive tenders for a school project? Expand Minimise

Not necessarily! Government guidelines call for school procurement policies to be based on the M.E.A.T. criteria (Most Economically Advantageous Tender), but this doesn’t just mean the cheapest. Contracts should be awarded to suppliers that provide the most cost-effective solution, considering a range of factors. For small-scale projects, you may not need to get alternative quotes.

We have developed a Condensed Guide to Procurement which will guide you through school procurement procedures. You can request this guide here. Remember that the cheapest quote is not always the best. Negotiating the best price is also part of the government’s guidelines, so don’t be afraid to ask for a different price.

Is it possible to make changes to the design after work has started? Expand Minimise

We will always do our best to accommodate your needs but once manufacture has started any changes to the product could incur extra costs. Other changes – to the location, timing or optional extras etc, may also incur extra costs.

We will do our very best to respond quickly and fairly to any request for change. If you think you may need to change your specifications or design, please contact us straight away on 01743 444100 and we will be happy to help.

Can you remove our old equipment or structures? Expand Minimise

Yes of course, please let us know if this is required and we can price for the removal and safe disposal of any old structures or equipment.