Project: Playground Equipment –
School: Longsight Community School
This is a delightful new free school that had secured funding for a new playground area and wanted to spend the money in the most efficient way possible. Unfortunately owing to its size the school didn’t have a staff team big enough to fully absorb running a project on this scale. They wanted a supplier who has a pedigree in schools and who could, and would, work with them closely to achieve the best results. The school only had a small window to complete the works, therefore it was imperative all suppliers committing to the work were able to deliver on schedule.
- Requirement for a supplier with experience in schools
- Help required to run the procurement process
- Tight timeframe
Having worked on a number of these projects before, our team have exceptional contacts in the playground renovation marketplace. The reach we have stretches to smaller specialist companies and high-quality national providers. We felt that in this instance a national provider would be the optimal fit because their specialist account managers would give the school the bespoke service they needed. A slightly larger contractor would also provide the added advantage of being able to control the supply chain and therefore there was no risk of parts being unavailable; a factor which greatly reduced the risk of the project timeframe slipping behind. After we worked with the school to create a specification that fitted their vision, we liaised between the school and the supplier to generate a final brief which was inside their budget and had everything the school needed.
- Company with specialist account manager sourced
- Large supplier sourced who could meet the timeframe
- Supported school with brief and management of the project
The contractor was successful at delivering to the specification on budget. The project was mapped closely so that everything was delivered within the tight time frame. There was very minimal snagging and the project could be signed off within a few days.
- Delivered on budget
- Delivered within the timeframe
- High-level of finishing quality
“I have appreciated the fact that you have taken the time and trouble to ensure that whatever services we procured were pertinent, useful and valued for money. Your follow up calls have meant that you have been able to work through any ‘snagging’ required.”
Rukhsana Ahmed, Principal.