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 offer contractor advertising on our website, 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.
Contractors can also sign up to receive notifications of when projects go to tender.
If there is a site visit, Planned Projects will organize the day and time, 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, but the homeowners choose based on majority.
Then, the work begins!
The lowest/highest bid will not always win. This would be a direct conflict of interest.
In order to account for quality, 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.
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, while providing contractors with a better way of doing business.
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.