What you need to know before you send us your drawings for a quotation
1. PRICE INQUIRY
P.T. BALI PREFABWORLD © is bombarded with price inquiries for its Prefab Houses. At receipt of any inquiry based on the models shown on our web site we will e-mail our standard price list. However, we also regularly receive price inquiries not based on our standard models which bear all the marks of a "tender" or a "competitive bid procedure". You may guess that the preparation of these quotations is very time consuming. Needless to say that these generally large quotations may cost us 2 to 3 weeks to prepare with a slim chance of winning the bid (the more contenders, the lower the chance of becoming the successful bidder). In conclusion we will only accept a request for a quotation based on a tender or competitive bid procedure provided a firm commitment for an order is in place or our time spent for the preparation of the quotation will be reimbursed (refer to "refund of preparation fees" at the end of this page).
2. PRICE INQUIRY BASED ON A CLIENT'S OWN DESIGN
Quotations for custom made units, normally based on a client's own design, an architect's or engineer's design which do not reflect our prefab system or contain insufficient details, or a project based on a Programme of Requirements are subject to the same procedure as outlined above. Designs not made by us need to be re-generated to our prefab system first before we are able to prepare a quotation. The time spent to undertake these services needs to be reimbursed.
Some knock-off companies are prepared to submit a quotation based on your drawings without the need for a re-generation of your design. Needless to say that such quotations are either too high or too low. Too high will hurt your budget and too low always ends up in a fued between the client and the supplier. The supplier demands more money after he realizes that his quotation is wrong. The client will stick to the quotation with the result that the supplier will build with inferior materials to make good his loss, in some cases he will even stop manufacturing until the client has paid the deficit. That's why we will not prepare a quotation based on drawings not made by us, unless we will be given the order to re-generate the drawings to match and fit our prefab system. Thew wlll requirer a certain fee. Refer to paragraph 4.
3. QUOTATIONS REQUIRING MATERIAL TAKE-OFF
In some cases we receive an inquiry for a design which requires a material take-off, which needs to be done by us. We will not do this. We need a full ist of materials, such as total meters of a certain part, square meters or cubic meters from the client, which can be provided by the client's architect. From this list of materials we will be able prapare a propere quotation.
4. REFUND OF PREPARATION FEES
In the event that our company will be awarded the project we will forthwith refund the total of the costs made for the preparation of the quotation, mentioned in paragraph 2.
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