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Building a robust contract for electrical installation companies

by Brittany Wolfe Content Writer
Working for an infrastructure management company in Denver for the last 5 years, I’ve had to deal with a lot of contractual electricians who design, install, maintain, and repair the electrical systems and products used in residences, businesses, and factories. These electricians in residential or corporate buildings to ensure the safe and reliable operation of lights, industrial equipment, and other appliances. The problem arises when our projects deal with electricians that come from varied backgrounds and have different solutions for the same problem. It is difficult to organize them as a team. And sometimes if the person who completes a project decides to not work with us anymore, the next person contracted in place of him/her might not understand the work done previously. This is why we started contracting our projects to electrical installation companies in Denver rather than contractual electricians.

Hiring a team with the laid-out hierarchy and defined scope of resolution helps us get streamlined and reliable solutions for our electrical installation and maintenance requirements. Let’s look at how electrical installation companies offer more reliable service in our projects.

Searching for an electrical installation company online

To assign a project contract to an electrical installation company, we usually start by searching online for companies that have been rated positively in the required field of work. Since all popular companies are listed online. Hence, it becomes easier for us to compare these websites and choose the one that offers us the best services. While you may not discover everything about an electrical installation company through their website but it gives you to a fair idea about how organized these companies are. Here are a few things that you should look-out for on the website. Read about the history of projects that they have concluded and watch videos of any work that they’ve highlighted. Look out for any awards that the company has won their work in the past. It is also important to find out about their previous business collaborations and clients. This will help you to raise suitable questions related to your project and their work experience. Once you have consolidated a list of probable companies for your electrical installation and maintenance demand, don’t shy away from reaching out to them by sharing your contact details on their website or directly calling or writing to them. You’ll find that the most active businesses will contact you immediately.

Engagement

You must ask questions that will help you identify if the probable company can support your project. First you must engage with them by educating them about your project and the requirement. Allow them time if they need to process your requirement and come up with a quote. When discussing their quote, you should ensure that their quote includes details about the team's hierarchy that will engage in your project. You should have a clear picture about who is in control of design, execution, service and escalations. This can include information like team positions, profile of team members, responsibilities assigned to each position etc. Their quote should also present a tentative timeline for their project completion. This will help you understand if they have clear understanding of the project and if their projection aligns with your project estimations. One thing that can’t be missed in the quote is the exact costing for the given scope of the project. This quote also needs to include the scope of maintenance work offered on the work done by the contracted company. This will help you avoid any additional costs related to half-done jobs or additional services after the project’s completion.


Finer details

Here are some of the finer points that you may want to enquire your probable selection. You must identify if they have an open and well-organized channel of communication, escalation and feedback. A 24-hour hotline service for your business demand will be an added bonus. The company should be able to define the turn-around time for escalations and defined tasks. Any risks, accidents, insurance and claim related information must be mentioned before signing the contract.


About Brittany Wolfe Innovator   Content Writer

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Joined APSense since, September 24th, 2019, From Piscataway, United States.

Created on Oct 15th 2019 09:15. Viewed 250 times.

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