Within the construction industry, we are reaching a zero sum end-game in procuring work and the pricing of same.

Never mind quantities being driven down to sub-contractors preparing and providing all quantities, pricing is now being out-sourced and being ‘priced’ by inexperience persons only intent on making an easy profit !

Such direction of travel is lowering the quality of pricing. What we mean is when tenders are not built up from first principles, ultimately, with the end submission of a tender, no-one has clear ownership of such cost preparation.

No-one knows where the missing quantities are, or where incorrect pricing rates used !

Until it is too late !