Constantine2We usually – but not always – need to obtain competitive quotations for contracted services.  So the need to accurately specify requirements and then formally tender removal contracts is an essential component of most move projects.  RIS has undertaken this exercise hundreds of times for its clients, as part of a wider brief or as a stand-alone service.

Surprisingly few clients really understand what their physical move involves, or what it will be like.  By its very nature, accurately specifying requirements has to include defining and planning the physical move in sufficient detail to ensure that the job can be properly priced by removers AND that clients receive value for money.  Therefore, expert advice is provided with regard to methods, practices, procedures and programme.  An RIS move specification is renowned for its detail, even amongst move contractors, and provides an invaluable reference for project as a whole.

The transparent tender process is mapped out and agreed at an early stage, so that appropriate lead-time is factored in.  Obviously, a well-oiled process has evolved over the years – and consultation with in-house procurement teams ensures this meets the most exacting standards.

Advice is also provided to help draw up a short list of suitable business move contractors, or ‘pre-qualify’ if necessary.  RIS does not have a list of approved contractors, but does know the market extremely well.

The service includes expert analysis of proposals leading to the successful appointment of a contractor for the work and, finally, a full report providing you with an audit trail of the entire process.

Contact Mike to explain what you are planning and how far you’ve got.


“I have always been confident that I am competing on a level playing field when bidding for a project where Mike is the Project Manager.”

JT, Red Squirrel Moves