The answer to this question is that Winnipeg home renovation contractors never have to pay to use Planned Projects. Some websites, which offer a renovation-finding service, charge contractors to receive leads. Others charge a flat monthly fee. Some charge for advertising. Planned Projects will not charge contractors for any of these. We do not advertise contractors because that could be perceived as a conflict of interest.
It’s very simple. When we have enough similar jobs in a small, defined area, we contact Winnipeg construction and home renovation contractors to see if they want to bid on the jobs.
The contractors submit an interest to bid in order to receive the bid documents, and then proceed to fill out the tender.
If there is a site visit, Planned Projects will organize everything, so that contractors have a chance to see the work site and ask any questions directly to the homeowners.
Planned Projects uses a mathematical point-based algorithm to determine the successful proponent, and the contract is signed by the contractor, homeowner, and Planned Projects.
Then, the work begins!
The highest bid will not always win. This would be a direct conflict of interest.
In order to level the playing field, we use a mathematical point-based algorithm to determine the successful proponent by weighting the tender sections. For example, the pricing section will never be worth more than 40 out of 100 points.
The tender is made up of several sections, each with their own weight, or value, and for each type of work, the values may change.
Staying true to our values, we are not in the business of ravaging our clients to make a quick buck. We want to add value to people’s lives and to their property.
Yes, Planned Projects saves time for busy contractors. We have a proven method for tender submission that is intuitive and easy to fill out for contractors. Plus, we organize site visits for one date and time, meaning contractors can see several houses at once, as opposed to having to make a separate trip for each as they normally would have to do.