OUR PROCUREMENT SERVICES
Our QS, Estimating team and Supply Partners work in collaboration with our Design team to Provide cost clarity from concept development, feasibility, value engineering, change management to final account. With a dedicated team allocated to our customers new concepts or refurbishments CDS provide cost clarity to our clients in their drive to develop concepts offering differentiation in the market place and securing new and innovative income streams.
– PRICING & COST PLAN GENERATION
With their market sector expertise our Estimating & Design teams work collaboratively to provide itemised cost plans allowing our customers to clearly identify costs, consider and assess the potential changes. With CONQUEST estimating packages, competitive pricing from leading catering equipment manufacturers, combined with agreed rates for all shop fitting trades offering nationwide coverage. CDS can provide cost certainty to our customer’s desire to drive change in their food and facilities offers to achieve competitive advantage.
– CUSTOMER CHANGE REQUEST – COSTING/TRACKING
Through all RIBA Stages of development, our estimating team will work in close partnership with our Customers and Key Stakeholders to establish a protocol for their project cost approval. The dedicated team will monitor costs throughout the duration of the project including client-driven variations and discovery items. Our Estimating team provide transparency throughout pre and post contract efforts to achieve project completion within clients budget constraints.
– PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES
CDS provide Procurement and delivery services both as Principle Contractor and/or Sub contractor, within the frame work of JCT contracts – or to client specific heads of terms and agreed schedules of rates.
With an extensive list of shop fitting, counter and equipment partners or engaging with a customers preferred partners CDS can offer market tested schemes to deliver a best value solution.
CDS also provide Concept Design, supporting Cost Plan Templates and Tender Packages enabling customers to determine the project scopes of work for a portfolio of specialised providers.
– VALUE ENGINEERING
With over 30 years of knowledge and expertise in both the catering and hospitality sector, CDS provide alternatives to traditional construction methods, finishes or equipment specifications. Our Estimating teams offer value engineering strategies to suit all client and end user budgets.
– COMPETITIVE TENDERING
Issuing new schemes to multiple sub contractors ensures competitive pricing to our Customer’s proposals. Where operating as a nominated contractor for a client’s catering or hospitality offer, CDS provide fixed pricing over a national programme or over a fixed term. This provides customers with cost certainty to accurately price their schemes at the feasibility stage of new developments.
CDS can offer leasing options with some of the national equipment providers or with specialist leasing providers, to optimise their capital outlay and ongoing investment costs.