Implementing Energy Saving Opportunities No. 15
Smaller, simpler projects may require you to tender to up to three suppliers to ensure you are getting the most suitable and best value solution from the market.
For larger, more complex projects consider a detailed specification or tender document, in line with your organisation’s procurement procedures which can be sent to a selection of, typically, three to five possible providers.
Think through how you plan to assess the tender responses, for example using a standard matrix to compare them.
Ask suppliers to provide evidence of how their solution performs against a common set of metrics to make your comparisons more straightforward.
If you do not know exactly what specification you need, you may choose a supplier based on their ability to meet an outline scope, and then agree a full, detailed final specification before signing the contract.
In our next newsletter we will discuss: Choosing Equipment Suppliers & Installers
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