Choosing the right supplier can minimise workplace disruption and improve your bottom line. Whether it is scheduled maintenance, refurbishment or a fitout - it can make a big difference. You also need to consider whether to use individual tradespeople or a maintenance company. While there are pros and cons for each, a maintenance provider will streamline your job.
Bait pricing on contract
Some providers will load margins on items outside of scheduled maintenance. The danger is that while many businesses track contract spend, non-contract items may be overlooked.
Margin on consumables
Being provided a transparent margin on the consumables a supplier purchases as part of maintenance is critical. This can avoid the substitution of cheaper product as well as gouging on margin.
While sub-subcontracting work is common, will quality suffer through poor supervision? This can be especially important when you have many locations. Make sure your maintenance supplier reviews subcontractors to the same level they do employees.
Cultural fit of maintenance staff plays a key role in minimising disruption. Are their staff courteous? Are they clean and well-mannered and do they clean up during and after completion of the job? While rarely considered as part of the buying process, this may cause disruption in the workplace.
The right maintenance supplier for your business will provide flexibility, transparency and quality. It will help you save time in maintenance and add to the environment of your workplace. We recommend a provider who delivers on the following criteria:
Supply Clusters has partnered with National Projects and Maintenance (NPM) to help make building maintenance easy.
Supply Clusters members receive the following benefits through NPM:
NPM customers enjoy:
Building maintenance is an essential requirement for any business.
You should choose a provider that offers: