We meet with the facility engineers to learn about the environment, weather conditions and general area of the project; and we get to know the people who work in the facility; this helps us better understand procedures and the overall atmosphere of the project area.
At VEi, we begin the equipment procurement procedure by creating a detailed equipment specification with owner input. Next we complete the request for quotation and establish a preferred bidders list. Once the list is complete, pre-bid meetings with the owners and bidders are held; equipment requirements are explained, questions are answered and any issues are resolved. During this bidding phase, VEi provides support for questions and clarifications. VEi then receives and analyzes the quotes from selected bidders and completes a comparison spreadsheet to assist in awarding contracts.
Our equipment tracking procedures include periodic supplier visits and quality control, along with verifying scheduled deliveries weekly. We also verify the equipment is being built to the correct specifications, and we review all equipment upon delivery to the construction site. VEi can also assist with order writing and RFQ issuing.
By utilizing VEi equipment procurement processes, owners get the exact equipment they need, delivered when they need it. Our process is designed to minimize contractor profits and maximize owner purchasing power.
- Bid Period Assistance
- Equipment Tracking
- New or Used Equipment
- Pre-Bid Meetings
- Preferred Bidders List
- Quality Control
- Quote Comparison Reports
- Request for Quote Development
- Specification Writing
- Warrant Resolution