Are you looking to branch out and start tendering for masonry contracts? Then this blog is for you. We’ve compiled our inside knowledge of masonry tenders so that you know what’s what when it comes to bidding for these.
As you’ll know, masonry tenders will be released by buyers who need to procure stonework or stonework repairs.
Public sector tenders are a great way to secure a sustainable income for your company and build up a credible portfolio of professional references
So, what should you expect from masonry tenders in the public sector?
Tender documentation for masonry tenders will mostly remain standardised across buyers and contract types within the construction industry. Masonry tenders may include:
This is a standardised Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for construction related procurement which is used nationally. PAS 91s are the construction sector’s answer to a typical PQQ you’ll find in public tenders for other sectors.
These ensure that buyers engage companies which are safe and ethical – particularly important in the construction industry.
PAS 91s have the same structure every time for ease of use across the sector. You’ll have to answer questions in the following sections:
Don’t worry if this sounds overwhelming. Certain accreditations exempt you from answering some sections of a PAS 91, for example:
Constructionline Bronze and Silver will exempt you from some sections too. It’s worth looking into obtaining these accreditations as it will streamline your bidding for masonry tenders.
If you’re still stuck, our bid writing consultants at Hudson Succeed could help.
Buyers will want to see you demonstrate your competency through written quality responses or method statements. These will appear further down in the tender documentation. These method statements may cover the following subjects:
It may be beneficial here to include a mobilisation plan – either a table within the response document or a Gantt chart as an appendix. This acts as a visual representation of which tasks you’ll undergo and how long it will take you to complete them.
Masonry tenders will certainly include a pricing schedule. Your success will be determined by a combination of your pricing and method statement scores. It’s important to think carefully about your pricing to ensure that you fill in all fields with appropriate rates. Price competitively, but not abnormally low. Buyers reserve the right to clarify or disqualify any rates they deem abnormally low. Be reasonable and go with your instinct. Remember that you know your business best and are therefore in the best position to price your services.
It could be councils, hospitals, universities or housing associations. Private tenders could be from a wide range of organisations and could require masonry services on any type of building all across the country.
Masonry tenders may appear in a variety of contract formats. These are reflective of the scope of work and the buyer’s requirements. They could be:
Make sure you look through the tender documentation so that you understand all requirements when it comes to submission. Equally, look over the specification and incorporate it into your responses. Directly addressing the buyer’s requirements is a sure-fire way to enhance your quality score.
Having a robust process for reviewing documentation will also save you time. It will prevent you from being halfway through creating a proposal and then realising you cannot meet one of the requirements.
This goes for the entirety of your tender response. PAS 91s have many fields to fill and certain attachments to append. Buyers have the right to disqualify your tender response if you don’t attach what is requested. Thoroughly review your response to ensure that you haven’t missed anything.
Similarly, if you’re the kind of person who leaves gaps to return to, make sure you’ve not left these blank! It goes without saying that complete tender submissions are the most advantageous, so don’t submit something you’ve not rigorously checked over.
For everything. This not only shows that you’ve read the specification, but also that you’ve thought about your processes. Drill down on your procedures and the way you’ll tackle the service delivery. Each sentence should have a point. Generic statements have no place in tender responses and should relate to how you’ll deliver requirements or describe the benefits of your service delivery.
Creating subheadings from the question will help with this. Planning responses will ensure that you give the best answer you can, while also keeping you on track. This will also give you an opportunity to have your wider team feed in where necessary, as it will identify gaps.
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Flint and Masonry Repair of Ancient Monuments
In-Tend Shared Services- Eastern- Budget: £100,000
Masonry (Brick and Block) Works Breadsall Primary School
Derbyshire County Council- East Midlands- Budget: Undisclosed
Underpinning, Repairs to Masonry and Reinstatement Works – Oakwood Road
London Borough of Hillingdon- London- Budget: £140,000
Masonry Repairs to the Art Block at Taunton Campus
Bridgwater and Taunton College- South West- Budget: Undisclosed
Masonry Repairs St Helen’s Church, Worcester
PCC All Saints, Worcester- West Midlands- Budget: £220,000
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