What to do After Getting Office Renovation Quotation?
If you’ve received your office renovation quotation and find yourself asking, “what’s next”, you’re not alone. Many business owners find themselves asking the same question. The answer is: evaluate! While evaluating your quote, it’s important to make sure that everything is compared apples to apples.
Make Sure All Workplace Requirements Are Captured
When receiving your renovation quotation, it is important to make sure that all requirements have been captured within the price. Never rush into awarding the contract until you have confirmed that all requirements, like IT, Audio Visual, Security and electrical cabling have been included.
You should also make an effort to check whether items like office space furniture (desks, chairs, monitors, ect.) can be purchased directly or through the designer. You also need to know whether white goods such as coffee machines, water coolers, fridges microwaves, or shredding machines are included. Alternatively, you could either lease these office graded equipment or purchased direct.
Compare Multiple Office Renovation Quotations
Never settle for your first quote! It is most cost-efficient to check with different designers or contractors to receive at least 2-3 quotes and decide which is best for you. Identify any high or low figures between your quotes and clarify any obvious outliers.
This is also a chance to validate if your office renovation budget is realistic with your requirement.
If a cost seems outlandishly low or high, it’s likely for a reason and you’ll want to make sure you understand the intricate details of the renovation quote. It will also be important to have your bearings and create a list of the most important aspects of the renovation in your eyes. Make sure that you and your designer have a common understanding of your vision for the renovation and that you’re entirely on the same page.
Call for Tender Interviews & Clarify
You should also call for tender interview and get the shortlisted designers to present the proposal. The tender interview, as quick as a 30-minute session, is important for you and your key decision makers to meet the person-in-charge from the design or construction firm- learn about their current workload and relevant past experience. This is for your team to be convinced that your project will be in the right pair of hands to deliver on time.
Finally, do get the preferred designers to make the necessary changes and submit the best and final offer before you make any commitments. Taking this step will allow you to award the project to a trusted party, saving you a lot of trouble in the long run.
At spaceSense, our priority is for you to move into your ideal workplace timely. That’s why we curated a list of qualified workplace designers you could engage to fit out your office space. Simply view their design portfolio, choose the style you like and enquire.