Procurement is an important part of a project. When a thorough and robust process is followed, procurement can deliver great value. In our experience, vendors have innovative ideas to optimise a project. At the same time, the difference in bids, offerings and ideas from vendors can complicate the evaluation and decision-making process.
Xero Energy is experienced in assisting with procurement processes and engaging with contractors, suppliers and manufacturers. We have provided a wide range of tender specifications for renewable energy and battery storage projects, substations at transmission and distribution, specific items of plant such as main power transformers or submarine cables, and for design competitions. This has normally been followed up with tender assessment and negotiation.
We also have good experience with early supply chain engagement, particularly on offshore projects to gain supply chain insights on costs, designs, programme issues and options ahead of final design and procurement processes.