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In the field of electro-mechanical assembly, efficiency and precision are paramount. Thorough study and analysis of bids are not only crucial to ensuring the profitability of a project but also to providing optimal results to clients. At MEP-Projects, based on our experience, we always follow a methodology and consider key points when developing bids, which ensure precise and objective results.

Our experience in this sector has allowed us to develop a working mechanism over time that enables us to be more efficient in the development of such bids.

The key points we identify when developing each of them are as follows:

Understanding the Scope of the Project

Before making any kind of bid, it is essential to fully understand the scope of the project. This involves carefully analyzing the plans, technical specifications, and client requirements. This step is one of the most important as it defines the accuracy of a bid initially.

Identification of Necessary Resources

Once the scope of the project is understood, it is necessary to identify the resources required for its execution. This includes labor, equipment, materials, and any other relevant factor. Each resource must be evaluated in terms of availability, cost, and capacity to meet the project requirements.

Estimation of Execution Times

Time is a valuable resource in any electro-mechanical assembly project. Accurate estimation of execution times is crucial for effective performance calculation. This involves breaking down the project into individual tasks and assigning realistic times for each one, taking into account possible setbacks and contingencies.

In our bids, we always establish project schedules, where the main milestones are reflected within the estimated project duration.

Cost Evaluation

The financial aspect plays a crucial role in the development of bids. All costs associated with the project must be accurately calculated, including labor costs, materials, equipment, transportation, and any indirect expenses. Additionally, it is important to consider desired profit margins and possible additional costs that may arise during project execution.

Risk Analysis

All projects are subject to a certain level of risk, and electro-mechanical assembly projects are no exception. It is important to identify and assess the potential risks associated with the project, such as delays in material delivery, changes in client requirements, or issues regarding permits or safety. The development of such bids must take these risks into account and establish appropriate mitigation measures.

Utilization of Own Tools and Databases

To optimize any type of bid, throughout our experience in this sector, we have been creating and improving our own database until reaching the necessary balance point to provide the best to all our clients. In addition to our own database, we use tools and software that help us automate certain processes, perform more detailed analyses, and generate accurate reports.

Continuous Review and Adjustment

One of the most important aspects throughout our experience in this sector is understanding that making bids is not a static process but must be continuously reviewed and adjusted throughout the bidding process. Additionally, at MEP-Projects, we are always available to our clients for this reason; we believe that it is important to make visits and continuously monitor all our bids to ensure that our service is unbeatable.

In conclusion, improving the performance of our bids and studies for electro-mechanical assembly is a complex process that requires a meticulous and multidisciplinary approach. By understanding the scope of the project, identifying necessary resources, estimating execution times, evaluating costs, analyzing risks, and using specialized tools, we maximize efficiency and offer outstanding results to our clients.

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Made by Miguel Morán (Technical Architect & Facilities Specialist)