How should one choose which procurement team to go for?
Firstly meet the individual or team in person before you hire them. You'll be working very closely with them, for an extended time, so it has to be someone you trust to deliver the project as you've envisioned.
Have a firm idea of which elements of a project you want them to help with. Some companies only offer services for the latter stages of a project from sourcing products to delivery and install. However, others like eporta can provide a full-suite approach, from space planning and design through to aftercare. Assessing their full range of capabilities is essential in case your needs change throughout a project.
What's more, there are specialisms, so ask if they've done a project like yours before- Hotels, Residential, Multi-residential, F&B or Maritime - procurement isn't just procurement. Someone regularly working within F&B, for example, knows the best suppliers for that type of project, meaning less time spent shopping around and fewer risks. If your project is abroad, find out what they've been able to deliver overseas and what logistics they have in place to ensure the success of your project.
Whatever the reason, if procurement seems like a good option for your project, hopefully, these insider tips will help you hire the right person for the job.
If you are interested in knowing more about eporta Procurement and how we could work with you on an upcoming project, please get in touch. You can see some examples of the fantastic work they've done here for Studio Jenny Jones, Bloom & Wild and a penthouse apartment in New York.