Bidding for new work / jobs #
Posted by Peter Warman on April 1, 2014, 10:28 am
Edited by board administrator April 2, 2014, 12:41 pm
Press Release today |
Have a look at the press release below. This does not seem right to me, having to bid on line for jobs, surely this is going to drive down prices? and the quality of workmanship
What happens if you make a successful bid and win the job at a price and then run into a few problems which may incur additional labour or parts? will you have to swallow the extra cost? Customers will obviously be irritated if the cost is above the bid price
I hope this is not the future, after 40 years in the trade I end up in a bidding war to get work. It does sadden me that companies trade off the backs of hard working Sole Traders and Independents to make a living
"The Unipart Car Care Centre network has appointed new quality-focused online servicing, maintenance and repair concept Autobutler.co.uk as a preferred supplier.
The new agreement will enable Unipart Car Care Centre's 700 UK sites to bid for service and repair requests submitted by car owners via the Autobutler website.
Clive Thorpe, Autobutler's UK sales director, comments: "We're delighted to have secured preferred supplier status from such a leading name in the UK aftermarket sector. For Unipart to have chosen Autobutler is an endorsement of the strength of our track record in Europe and of our commitment to providing the highest quality standards. We're excited to have this fantastic opportunity to develop a positive ongoing partnership with Unipart Car Care Centres."
Since 2010, Autobutler has created more than 135,000 genuine job opportunities for quality garages in Germany and Scandinavia. It is now investing more than £1million in its expansion into the UK servicing, maintenance and repair sector.
Paul Dineen, regional director, Unipart Car Care Centre proposition, adds: "Unipart Automotive continues to strengthen the Unipart Car Care Centre programme and we see this opportunity as a key part of the programme going forward.
"We believe Autobutler.co.uk is in an excellent position to generate new work for the UCCC network through its online vehicle servicing website. We look forward to working with Autobutler and believe the enrolment of the UCCC network will be integral to its success."