How To: Set up Advisory Settings

Set up Advisory Settings. Don’t miss out on any leads. Set up or update your Advisory Settings in order to receive leads relevant to your business.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 2 min 54 sec)

 


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How To: Price RFQ’s Online

Price RFQ’s Online. List your details on our Directory and Receive RFQ’s from Buyers using our Online Pricing Platform. Login and respond to Buyers online and improve your ranking.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 3 min, 44 sec)


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How To: Create a New Bill Request

Create a New Bill Request. Send us your Bill of Quantities (BoQ) to be formatted and traded. We upload it electronically for you to send out RFQ’s to Vendors and Suppliers.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 2 min,39 sec)

 

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How To: Request a BoQ on a Tender

Request the Bill of Quantities (BoQ) on a Tender of interest and find your service/product opportunities.
– here’s a quick video tutorial from “The How To Series”.

(Duration 1 min,30 sec)

 

 

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Simple Tips that will improve Vendor Responses

 

As the main contractor, your daily schedule involves plenty of organizing, planning, and meticulous work. In a busy world with a busy schedule, it is very easy to lose track of time and lose your objective for the day, even if it is just slight details or information that you need to obtain.
When you tender on a project (or a few), the stressful work can get a bit much, but never fear, as Leads 2 Business is here with a solution.

By using our L2Q Pricing Platform, life has become a little simpler in obtaining prices from various Vendors in just a few clicks.

Once a Bill of Quantities has been added onto your pricing platform profile, you can send Request for Quotes (RFQ’s) to various vendors to obtain prices for specific trades that you require.

Our dedicated Control List team will meticulously follow up on these RFQ’s to assist in obtaining the necessary responses.

By using the following tips, the responses you receive from vendors could be improved:

  • Provide vendors with drawings and/or specifications of the project.
  • Should a vendor contact you with regards to the quotation, assist as much as you are able to at the time.
  • Confirm that you are sending the RFQ to the correct vendor i.e read the description of the company, which will give you the necessary insight on their scope of works.
  • Keep an open line of communication, as good communication will assist with dealing with the same vendor in the future. For example; if the tender has been awarded, notify the vendor if you have been awarded the tender or not. This will let the vendor know that he/she is not pricing in vain.
  • Give the vendors sufficient time to respond to the RFQ (at least 5 – 7 days).

Hopefully, using these few tips, it will assist in an even smoother process to obtain your responses from various vendors, without being bombarded by unnecessary responses that you don’t need.

Feel free to give us a call if you require more information about our Leads 2 Quotes package on +27(0)860 836 337.

 

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About Nadine Vermeulen

I started working at Leads 2 Business in October 2014 in the Leads 2 Quotes Department. I managed all the Daily Tender Bill Requests and followed up on BoQ's for our Daily Tender Subscribers. In 2017, I was promoted to L2Q Assistant and now work with Bill of Quantities for Contractors. 🙂

Did you know #DYK: How to contact the Researcher

How to contact the Researcher

How to Contact the Researcher

 

Isn’t it a good thing that we no longer live in an era where smoke signals and Morse code are all we can rely on for communication?

Just hoping something will be done about a situation, does not, in fact, make it happen. So, if you do not ask, the answer will surely be “No”.

If you need assistance, even if we can’t get the info you need, you can at least ask. If you do not ask, we can’t even begin to imagine that you might need that information.

So, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

 

1 – Phone us! It is direct, and can be dealt with immediately, and is probably the fastest way to communicate. You are transferred to the Researcher who is dealing with that tender or project, who would know what you are talking about.

0860 836 337 – 033 343 1130 – 087 150 1465

 

2 – Email! This is a wonderful way to communicate and much easier to keep track of. If used correctly, you will be in contact with the correct person straight away.

Found at the top of a live Tender Page. This would be used for any additional information you may need regarding the tender notice, that is not on the advert.

Found in the top right corner of the Tender View Page. These links are for requesting certain documents relating to the specific tender you are viewing. For example the Bill of Quantities (BOQ), the Site Attendance Register or Bidders List.

 

3 – Live Support. This is a new feature to some, but also extremely fast and effective. And an added bonus to keep track of your query. It is displayed as a set of earphones.

Found at the top of any page on the Leads 2 Business website, in the top right corner next to your name.

You can even find assistance in the top left corner of our website while not logged in.

So next time you think a Site Register or Scope of Works will fall from the sky… Think again, and please ask.

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L2B Blog: Reporting for Dummies (Part 2)

 

Your Online Footprint:

 

A. Online Activity – This details your overall usage statistics, such as how many searches you have performed, items you have viewed, downloaded, monitored or annotated, you can search up to 3 months.

By clicking on the blue links, you will be able to view the specific Projects / Tenders viewed or monitored over the period selected.

 

B. Site Engagement – provides a graph showing the number of searches performed on the site and the number of Leads that have been tagged within the time period chosen, not exceeding 3 months.

By clicking on the headings, you can expand the categories to see the searches performed and you can choose to perform that specific search again, or to display the date, name of tag and item tagged.

 

C. Project Engagement – This details your engagement with Project Leads. Informative graphs illustrate your Industry focus, what stage of the project lifecycle is beneficial to your business, which geographical area you target and the allocation of potential revenue values across the projects you monitor, can be searched for the last 3 months.

 

D. Tender Engagement: This details your engagement with Tender Leads. Informative graphs illustrate your Industry focus, which geographical area you target and the allocation of potential revenue values across the tenders you monitor. You can search for up to 3 months.

 

E. Vendor Engagement: This details your engagement with the Requests for Quotes you have received from Buyers on our site. It showcases the Requests you have responded to by pricing online /offline or declining to price. You can perform a search for three months.

By clicking on the headings, you can expand the various categories to see the specific instances where you have priced online, submitted your intension to price, declining to price or not responded to a RFQ.

 

F. Buyer Engagement: This details your engagement with Bills of Quantity you have sent using our electronic pricing distribution system for up to a range of 3 months.

With regards to all the graphs, you have the ability to download the graph to the following formats: png, jpg or pdf. You can also annotate the graphs with your own notes and observations and open the graphs to full screen.

 

Part 3 of Reporting for Dummies coming soon…

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About Cecile Van Deventer

I joined the L2Q Team in 2006, as a L2Q Support Assistant and have been the HOD since 2010. I supervise L2Q Bills, Daily Tender Bills, Control Lists and Directory.

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