Frequently Asked Questions
As for ensuring that contractors provide the specific equipment designed for the client, that is simple: you just include that requirement in clear terms in the scope. As for the price, it appears your client wants to have their cake and eat it. Every contractor will require a mark-up on things that are their responsibility, especially when it is a specialist bit of kit that will probably require expert fitting and is from a supplier they probably do not know. It is not realistic to expect them to take the risks for nothing. The supply and installation in this item should be in a price list you provide to tenderers and they will price it as they wish.
If your client wants to pay the equipment supplier’s quoted price, you should make it a client’s supply item in the tender documentation. The contractors then price for the fitting only. But that will mean the client will have to take the risk for delayed deliveries and the equipment not working when its fitted. If the client does not want to take that risk, they should not expect the contractor to without further payment.
Finally, whichever route your client takes, it will take the risk for the performance of the equipment not being suitable to meet the client’s needs.