Are you open to Opportunity?

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Online Pricing Opportunity

Are you open to opportunity? We understand that the South African marketplace is becoming increasingly competitive and commands that companies go the extra mile to stand out from the crowd. It is from this premise we have looked at how we can facilitate our subcontractors and suppliers, and assist you in pricing to the correct audience to help grow your business.

 

Introducing our New Open Quote Service:

Tender Stage:

Our new Open Quote Dashboard provides an up to date list of all current tenders our buyers are pricing. Now, you have the opportunity to price for as many of the tendering contracts as you choose. By taking a proactive rather than a reactive approach you are expanding your quote audience. If the initial contractor does not get awarded the work then there still is the potential of getting the work if another buyer in your price broadcast is awarded the contract.

It allows you to target your pricing audience – you may now submit prices to buyers of your choice and on tenders that best suit you. With the Bill of Quantities readily available, you can make more informed decisions about your business.

Awarded Stage:

We provide all the information you will need to submit your prices to already awarded contractors, and this, of course, improves YOUR chances:

  • Awarded Contractor
  • Contact information
  • Contract Value
  • Contract Period
  • Site occupation

Why should you Price Online?

Pricing online promotes your position in our directory when buyers are looking for Vendors, Contractors, and Subcontractors, yet another opportunity to out perform your competitors, it will also:

  • Save You Time: With easy options to download, decline and archive RFQs, as well as the ability to send your prices to multiple buyers at once.
  • Centralised Storage & No More Paper: You can now have a detailed record of all RFQs received, priced, declined and archived, kept safely online.
  • Drawings: Easily accessible and ready to download where available.

Simply put, it’s easier, faster and more reliable!

 

What can I expect to see on the Open Quote Dashboard?

Open Quote Leads 2 Business

What is the difference?

What is the difference between being a Vendor on the Leads 2 Business Platform and having a subscription to Open Quote Services (Previously Platinum Directory)?

 

Vendor Open Quote (Previously Platinum Directory)
Directory Entry Editable Directory Entry (See gray box- top left of screen)
Respond to Prices Online Respond to Prices Online (See blue box)
 Award Notifications on Bills you have been requested to price on and have responded to pricing request online Recent Award Notifications on all available Bills that have been priced online, irrespective of whether you submitted pricing. (See purple box)
Access to Bills Currently being priced by Buyers, with the option to download drawings, BOQ in .csv or .pdf format,
option to delete/ archive Bills that are no longer relevant and the option to search and filter more. (See red box)
Ability to forward Requests for Quotes within your company (See forward arrow icon in blue box)

 

 

If you are not currently subscribed to this service please contact us on 0860 836 337, email us or download subscription forms here.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you grow your business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Joanne Couto

I started with Leads 2 Business in April of 2013 as an Account Executive, was promoted in 2016 to Senior Account Executive, and then in March 2017, I became the Client Liaison Officer, where I now specialise in client retention and assisting the Sales Team in this regard. I believe whole heartedly in the service that we provide, knowledge is king!

L2B Blog: Reporting for Dummies (Part 3)

Reporting for Dummies (Part 3)

All graphs provide 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.

 

Trending:

A. Market Intelligence – Projects:

1. Projects Published Trending over time – you search for your specific date range within all the Industries, all Values and all Regions. By filtering, you can choose the parameters you would like to view.

2. Projects Published by Region – you can search for your specific date range within all the Industries and all Values. By filtering, you can choose the parameters you would like to view.

3. Projects Published by Industry – you can search for your specific date range within all Values and Regions. By filtering, you can choose the parameters you would like to view.

4. Projects Published by Value – you can search for your specific date range within all the Industries and all Regions. By filtering, you can choose the parameters you would like to view.

B. Market Intelligence – Tenders:

1. Tenders Published Trending over time – you can search for your specific date range within all the Industries, CIDB Gradings and Regions. By filtering, you can choose the parameters you would like to view.

2. Tenders Published by Region – you can search for your specific date range within all the Industries and CIDB Gradings. By filtering, you can choose the parameters you would like to view.

3. Tenders Published by Industry – you can search for your specific date range within the CIDB Gradings and Regions. By filtering, you can choose the parameters you would like to view.

4. Tenders Published by Value – you can search for your specific date range within all the Industries and Regions. By filtering, you can choose the parameters you would like to view.

C. Most Viewed: When you click on Most Viewed, it will display the Projects / Tenders that have been viewed the most on the website.

D. Most Monitored: When you click on Most Monitored, it will display the Projects / Tenders that have the most monitors on the website.

Thank you for your interest in our Reporting Features. We are always willing to assist, should you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are interested in becoming one of our subscribers, please visit our website.
To view notes with screenshots on how to use our website, please visit our Wiki site.
To view more articles, please visit our blog.

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.

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…

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.

A Day in the Life of … Tenders Department

We have a wealth of Tender information on our system.  This information is researched and added daily by a stellar Tender Department.  We speak to the Head of Department, Claire Donaldson, to find out what typically happens in a day.  Take it away Claire…….

 

 

“In the Daily Tenders Department, we strive to meet the needs of our subscribers through constant research and subscriber contact. It is essentially a balancing act between our priorities and responsibilities; whether it is sorting through numerous newspapers, websites or gazettes or following up on award information, assisting subscribers or potential subscribers; each day has its own challenges. There is nothing more satisfying than a day done and dusted, knowing we’ve published information that directly benefits our subscribers.”

 

 

The various industries that our Tender Department researches are:

Alternate Energy, Fleet Management & Transportation, Demolition & Blasting, Mechanical, Air Con & Refrigeration, Building

Infrastructure, Consultants, Electrical & Instrument, Facilities Management, Fencing, IT & Telecom, Materials & Supplies, Plant & Machinery, Security & Fire, Supplier Database and Trades.

 

You can find more information at www.L2B.co.za

About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

A Day in the Life of … Projects Department

Our Projects Team is always hard at work sourcing information.  Sometimes referred to as the ‘crystal ball’ Department, this delightful group of ladies expounds on what it is they do in an average day.  Take it away Debbie...

 

” No stone is left unturned in the PP office during our pursuit of relevant viable project information.  A typical day includes updating existing projects and the professionals listed, sourcing new projects for publishing, following up on email queries, training subscribers, answering the telephone and attending to Live Support queries. The dynamics of the private projects department guarantees an interesting day, one way or another. ”

For more information on our Projects service, you can visit www.L2B.co.za

About Debbie Wessels

Juggling a energetic, full of surprises life, working full time with two teenagers and hoping to still be sane and normal by the time I retire.

A Day in the Life of … L2B Directory Department

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Sherina Swart heads up our Directory team.  We asked her to give a description of what happens on any given day in this Department to help our friends and followers have more insight into what goes on at Leads 2 Business.

In our Directory department we are always kept busy… some may say that the Directory is the core of our business, as all Projects, Tenders, Awards, Accounts etc. are linked to our Directory…. we talking about well over 100.000 entries!

We are the busy bees Monitoring your:  Failed Directory Searches (and secretly researching and adding anything you couldn’t find) and your Failed Directory emails (We locate the correct email and happily redirect your email for you…. with out you even knowing)

Not to mention the copious amounts of emails we receive daily informing us of Company relocation, Name Changes, Merges etc. from clients and staff alike.

We are a friendly bunch in Directory so all feedback in regards to Directory changes or anything you need assistance with is GREATLY appreciated.

 

You can contact the Directory Department Team at Directory@L2B.co.za

 

 

About Sherina Shawe

"You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining." from: Silver Linings Playbook.

A Day in the Life of … Leads 2 Quotes Department

Today we take a look at our Leads 2 Quotes Department.  One of the most unique and innovative services offered in South Africa, it offers Main Contractors the opportunity to send out their Bills of Quantity electronically via a Construction related Directory to their Preferred Suppliers.  

 

The work that goes in behind the scenes is quite phenomenal.  Cecile tells us more:

” During the course of a day in L2Q, we attend to our emails, request bills of quantities from clients and/or consultants, answer telephones, deal with queries and training of subscribers, and attend to Live Support queries.  We convert bills of quantities from multiple formats i.e. PDF, Excel, Word, etc., into .csv for uploading onto the relevant Buyer’s L2Q Desktop.

The Control List ladies’ follow up on the RFQ’s sent out by Buyers to find out if the vendors will be responding and also follow up on the award information for closed L2Q tenders.”

Feel free to drop us a line for more information on this service, or visit our website at www.L2B.co.za.

 

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.