An EstimateOne free membership is limited in two ways. Free members cannot;
- View projects with a total budget larger than $10m.
- View who the successful builder is, or view the awarded tenders noticeboard.
To unlock these two features, you must upgrade to a paid membership.
How can I use these features?
Viewing projects larger than $10m in value is important for Suppliers who are not limited by labour constraints. Many subcontractors prefer to work on smaller projects, and therefore do not need to view large projects. Suppliers do not often have this problem.
Larger projects require larger quantities to complete, which is a big benefit to suppliers. For example, an electrical supplier can supply 20 power points for a house or 2,000 power points for a $100m tower in the CBD.
Viewing the winning builder on a tender will be beneficial if you've been following a project for a while, you've priced at tender stage, but haven't heard back from anyone about your quote in quite some time. Due to the nature of construction, suppliers are often the last to be notified, which may not give you enough lead time ...
For example, a furniture supplier knows a specified item has a 16-week lead time. Once a builder is awarded, the supplier can find the winning builder on EstimateOne and let them know that the item needs to be ordered long in advance. Without knowing the winning builder, the supplier may be passed off to a competitor with a smaller lead time.