Project: Classroom Decoration
School: Glebelands Primary School (PE16)
With the summer holidays approaching the school has been allocated funding for some much needed decorating work on some of their classrooms. At very late notice a locally appointed contractor reneged on their agreement to complete the works and the school was left in a difficult situation. At such late notice, it was proving difficult to find an alternative contractor, so they contacted us to help them find a reliable supplier to complete the works.
Due to the funding being agreed in advance the price was set, so our search required us to find a supplier who was able to meet an already agreed price. The agreed price was very low (a possible contributor to the original contractor’s late withdrawal), but as no new funds were available, it had to be met.
- Contractor Pulls Out Late
- Very Low Price Already Agreed
- No Extra Funding Available
We work with a large number of exceptional decorating suppliers who keep extra capacity for us during the summer holidays so we can support schools who need to appoint very late. Due to the low price we negotiated hard on behalf of the school to persuade one of our contractors to take on the project – they wouldn’t have considered accepting the work directly from a school due to the risks associated but we able to reassure them the school were reputable and would treat them well.
A specification had to be agreed quickly because the previous company hadn’t provided one. The contractor made a visit to the site and with our support developed a specification everyone was happy with.
- A Supplier with Last Minute Capacity Sourced
- Specification Agreed
- Original Start Date Met
The supplier delivered an exceptional project which exceeded the expectations of the school. Everything on the specification was met with negligible snagging, and the school was delighted with the outcome. The project was delivered on time, and the school was able to enjoy some new classrooms well in time for the start of the new term.
- Delivered On Time
- Exceptional Quality Work
- Delivered Within Budget