Since January 2015, this skill locator service has been considerably enhanced through the pro-active involvement of BR Network’s resource specialists to facilitate the process. The company has also launched a mobile app for the instant communication and acceptance of new tenders to price.
‘During the bid process, estimators are increasingly struggling to find sub-contractors from their own supply chain who have the capacity to price their work. Using the Network they can search for additional sub-contractors and view the information which is essential for their selection. However, it takes considerable time on the ‘phone to establish whether each individual has the capacity to take on their work; that’s where we and the mobile app come in,’ explained BR Network managing director Dave Gilchrist.
‘Estimators tell us which trades they need and how many sub-contractors they need within each. The Network membership is then searched for appropriate pre-qualified companies and the Network immediately sends a notification through to the member’s app and asks if they have the capacity to price the work.
Gilchrist continued: ‘A key benefit is that our members get the opportunity to receive, review and tender for more relevant projects than would otherwise be the case – with a proven increase in win rates.’
A short video explaining the full breadth of services offered through the BR Network Resource Centre can be found at www.brnetwork.com