we finished our tender yesterday and paid the 3%.. We had two really good coordinators and were done by around 2 PM.
Two major surprises in the tender
1. Site Costs - Our SC had quoted 20K as site costs but based on the engineering drawings they came back with 28K (booom)
2. N3 Wind Rating - Have never heard of this until yesterday, another 7K gone
So, we are kinda 20K over our budget right now. But, I got to hand it to PD, they really did a fantastic job finalising our structural changes and helping us decide on few confusing stuff. As we were getting close to the arvo, most of our changes were included and they told us not to question when they give stuff for free
Over all it was a great day, hoping we get the site costs cut down post soil test and N3 and BAL removed before start. Huge savings then.
Good to know you are travelling well with Tender. Do you mind sharing roughly how many structural changes were included, in other words, free of charge during the process? Thank you