Useful Guide when Choosing a Metal Fabrication company.
There are several stages involved when it comes to fabricating metals to obtain metal structures. The raw material is cut, burnt and welded before been machined and assembled to create a product. When carrying out a close bid for the fabrication works, invite the selected companies to visit the site and quote for the project. If it will be through an open tender, advertise the project through the available media channels. Here are things to consider when sourcing a metal fabrication company.
Depending on your project, consider the capability of the fabricating company before awarding them the project. Does the company have the financial capability to handle the project? Choose a financially stable fabrication company who will be able to handle the kind of project in question. The company should provide documents showing their financial capabilities to handle the project when tendering for the project. A way of establishing this capability is by looking at the bank statements of the company over the last few months to establish the cash flow. Has the company handled a similar project of the same or higher amount before? Avoid companies with no experience in handling projects of higher or equivalent amount as yours.
Consider the workforce which the metal fabricators have employed. To be able to complete a large project, several technicians and fabricators will be needed. During the tendering committee evaluation meeting, focus on the documents which the fabricating company has indicated the size of their workforce.
Consider the king of machinery and equipment the company has invested. Infrastructure includes the equipment, tools, and machinery available to do the job. Having the right equipment and machines in place will allow the fabricating company to perform the project with ease and meet the deadline.
How much will the project cost? When evaluating the tenders, cost should not be the only determining factor. Quality should always supersede the cost of the project. Prepare an estimated budget of the whole project in advance.
Another factor to consider is the position of the company in regards to its registration and licensing. A licensed fabrication company means that it has satisfied the engineering board and met all the requirements for operations. The company should produce licenses and registration copies at the request of the client.
Another factor to consider is the level of experience with the fabrication shop. Look at the past work the fabricator have done to be able to know the quality of their work. You can also seek to see recommendation letter from the fabricators previous clients. As the client, you can also write to the provided referral clients seeking to know their experience with the metal fabricating company as well as their work ethics.