The thought of using a tender process may seem like a winding trip down a precariously long road for some civil and infrastructure companies. However, this needn’t be the case when the process is handled the right way. National Precast Concrete Association Australia’s Tender Service is providing builders and developers with a user-friendly, trustworthy and cost-effective tender process.
National Precast CEO Sarah Bachmann says the association’s online Tender Service has made its nation-wide network of accredited precast manufactures easily available to the construction industry.
“We know that builders and developers are time-poor and often have limited capacity to screen precast manufacturers to work out whether they’re suitable to supply a project,” she admits.
“We’ve made that easy for them, because all of our members have undergone thorough checks before being accepted into National Precast’s membership.”
The association’s online Tender Service has been successfully operating since 2015 and Ms Bachmann says it is a go-to service suited to anyone in the infrastructure space.
“Because several of our members manufacture precast for both civil and building projects, the beauty is that talking to just one or two of our members can be a one-stop-shop for an entire project,” she explains.
The Tender Service has been developed in conjunction with architects, builders, engineers and precast manufacturers to help ensure a user-friendly process for all parties involved. Not only does this service allow for a smooth process for the client and precaster, but Ms. Bachmann believes it also allows for professional relationships to evolve.
“It has shown to be an incredibly time-saving service that also allows builders and developers to start cultivating relationships with our members,” she says.
“That has flow-on benefits too, as the precaster – when involved early in a project – will often be able to assist with efficiency and cost saving changes that can be easily implemented.”
As a result, the client can be confident that they’re working with accredited and experienced precasters who have passed the association’s strict membership criteria.
“Don’t spend all day chasing manufacturers to find the best price. Instead, let them come to you,” says Ms. Bachmann. She invites relevant businesses to supply National Precast with the details of their next job by filling out the required fields on the association’s website, “then sit back, relax, and wait for the tenders to arrive”.
National Precast’s Tender Service is available at