5. There are
two lists of contractors and suppliers.
Those who think that they are qualified
(B list) and those that are accepted as
actually being qualified (A list). The
second list is very small but there might
be hundreds on the former list whom are
often adamant that they are the best.
The pricing structure is often very different
for the qualified list and can be a margin
of 5%, 10% or sometimes as much as 50%
under what is called weighted attributes.
6. There are
seven attributes that can be measured.
One is price but the others include
things such as relevant experience, resources,
track record, technical expertise, management
skills and methodology.
7. It is common
for preferred suppliers to review pricing
and this may even have to be upwards.
The reason for this is that the principals
do not have to play Clerk of Works to
contractors that are not quality assured.
NB: “Peace of mind” is valuable
for having contractors and suppliers that
deliver exactly the right product or service
on time and every time. We do not have
to waste our precious time holding their
what you actually gain for your business
is the opportunity for improved margins
and the best jobs
for the best price.
9. We also help
you gain some extra financial benefits
so that the overall cost to your business
is normally cost neutral. What more can
you ask for?
is an annual certification
process so that you keep your certification
in front of the entities that you wish
to relate to.