If, as an organizational leader, you find yourself in need of landscaping services (for instance, in a bid to improve the appearance of the organization’s compound), the next challenge before you will be that of finding the right landscaping service providers to do it for you. Depending on where your organization is located, you may actually find yourself with a good number of landscaping service providers, for you to choose from.
A complication will, however, be brought about by the fact that not all of these firms are really competent, with respect to the provision of the said landscaping services (especially when it comes to the more technical bits). Further complication will be brought about the fact that some of the firms which are truly competent will tend to charge rates that are too high for those services; to an extent that their enlistment may not make much economic sense. Of course, there are other parts of the world where the landscaping services 22,200 providers in operation are few, and where getting any to work for you is a great challenge.
Whatever the case, and regardless of whether you come from the parts of the world where landscaping service firms are many or the parts of the world where landscaping service providers are few and far apart, you will still need people to get your landscaping done. And as it turns out, there are at least three ways in which you can get the landscaping service firms to work for you:
1. Floating a tender for the job: this is a particularly good approach where the project is considerably huge – and where you are almost sure that service providers will be falling over themselves, in entering bids for it. The idea is to have the various bidders give their best prices, which would be looked at against the technical competencies and experience, in deciding whom to give them job to.
2. Openly advertising the job: this is a suitable approach for both big and small projects. Unlike the case with a tender, when you openly advertise the landscaping project, what you will get from the service provider firms are ‘expressions of interest’ rather than ‘bids.’ In these, the various service firms will tell you what their credentials for the work are (especially with respect to their technical competence and experience), and what their best rates are. Unlike in the tender system, where you may be more focused on going with the lowest bidder, in this latter case, your focus will probably be on getting the best landscaping services at the most reasonable cost.