How to Select Quality Contractors for Your Project
When it comes to contracting work, having a reliable and dependable contractor for your project is critical to keeping it on track. However, there are literally thousands of contractors to choose from, and it can be difficult to narrow your scope. There are several things you want to make sure your contractor does, and we've outlined them for you below.
Four Traits to Look for in Your Project Contractor
Since no two contractors are the same, making sure the contractor you choose ticks all of your boxes is essential. At the very least, your project contractor should have:
A good contractor is someone with experience in the telecommunications industry. They should know how to schedule their workers, perform quality checks and keep everyone on track. This is what the contractors you get from Telco Build.
2. Licensed and Insured
No matter the scope of the project, your contractor should have a license and be insured in the event of an accident or problem. These two things can make world of difference when legal questions come about, and you could face large issues without them. The license ensures they've gone through training to understand the scope of your project, and the insurance gives you peace of mind.
A contractor that possesses honesty and integrity won't overcharge you, and they'll do exactly what they say they'll do in their meetings with you. Additionally, they'll stand behind every part of their work throughout the project. While this doesn't mean that they won't make mistakes, it does mean that they'll notify you about them and work to fix them quickly and efficiently at no extra cost to you.
4. Diverse Portfolio
Every contractor you work with should have a diverse portfolio that highlights their large and small telecommunications projects. The projects should also show a certain degree of flexibility that allows your contractor to come up with tailored solutions to your problems without going over your deadline.
Find Quality Contractors for Your Next Project with Telco Build Today!
Don't leave your next project up to chance. Instead, get a reliable and reputable contractor to complete your next project with respect to your budget and deadlines. Contact us today for more information!
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How to Find Suppliers/Vendors for Telecommunication Projects
Think of everything that relies on telecommunications today. They're vital for keeping your business up and running, and they're ingrained into everyday life. A telecommunications project can be a large undertaking and finding vendors or suppliers can be tricky. This is why you have to do your research, and we're going to give you several quality places to start your search below.
B2B marketplaces are essential to helping businesses find quality suppliers or vendors. You'll have other businesses who have been or are in the same position as you, and they're usually willing to share their experiences. At the very least, you'll find out some suppliers or vendors to avoid that could set your telecommunications projects back.
Business forums or networks like LinkedIn are excellent resources for finding reliable and dependable vendors. You can visit multiple business profiles and see the scope of their work, check out the community and see what they have to say, and chat with other businesses or people in the forums. You'll be able to use the information you get to sift out the vendors or suppliers who are not a good fit for your company and find out more about ones you can consider.
Maybe you already work with a supplier or vendor who specialises in telecommunication projects. If so, you can see if they're able to take on the project you have in mind. This way, you already have a good idea of whether or not they can help you and how their work ethic is.
If you have suppliers, find out who they use or work with. Chances are, they'll point you in the direction of reputable options, especially if you've had a working relationship with them for a few years. Additionally, many industries are fairly small, and there's a good chance that your suppliers can also warn you of anyone you should avoid for your next telecommunication project supplier or vendor.
Sometimes, you need a reputable and dependable third-party to connect you to the right suppliers or vendors for your telecommunication projects. Telco Build has successfully matched hundreds of companies with suppliers, contractors and vendors. We can tailor our suppliers to suit your needs and budget and keep your project on track.
Contact Telco Build Today!
If you're ready to find exceptional vendors and suppliers for your next telecommunications project, reach out and contact us today!
0400 61 77 11
Wireless Telco – Site compliance signage and MERC
Site specific signage and compliance is important to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
There are several facility installations that require specific fixed signs and labels, these include;
- Monopoles & Structures
- Small Cell and Rooftop installations
- Exchanges & Fenced compounds
The signage assessments requires the carrier contractor or maintenance crew to review construction plans the compliance requirement per/site for each different carrier. From this point order the correct & certified and brand of signage and labels for each job (BoM).
Site Pro 1 has you covered for all Telco signage and labelling. We carry all the spec and certified brands that comply with OPTUS, Telstra and VHA. Our signs and label are always in stock so (BoM) orders are ready for your installation.
Don't worry if you missed one on-site, we can get these to you quickly so you can get the JOB-DONE !! Enquire for our full product list today [email protected]
Tender Mistakes: 7 Deadly Tender Sins
Tender mistakes can mean you miss out on winning the tender. Maybe you committed one of the 7 deadly tender sins?
There is nothing worse than pouring time and energy into a tender response, only to be greeted with silence. Deep down you know that your company could have handled the job with ease and you thought that you'd be in with a chance, but still, no response.
Maybe you committed one of the 7 deadly tender sins?
These tender mistakes can harm your tender submission, so read on to learn how to avoid them.
#1 Lack Of Preparation
Typically, the tendering organisation will have a process to follow to decide who to award the tender. If you leave your response preparation too late or rush through it, you're likely to miss important details or miss critical deadlines.
Start preparing your response as soon as possible.
#2 Templated Responses
Some companies will respond to multiple tenders using a standard template. While this saves time, it reduces the probability of a successful tender submission.
Make sure that you tailor each tender response to the requirements.
While you may know your company's abilities inside out, that doesn't mean that the tendering company does. If you assume that they know what you're capable of, then you run the risk of them assuming wrong.
Don't be afraid to spell out your capability.
#4 Filler Content
Some organisations seem to think that the more they put into tenders, the more likely they are to win it. Unfortunately, this can often end with them rambling on and burying important details in superfluous filler content.
Be as succinct as possible without losing the meaning behind your response.
#5 Ignore Details
Think of how frustrating it is to chase up something because someone has ignored key details or information. You don't want to do this to the tendering organisation as they'll likely move your tender response into the "too hard" basket.
Make sure that you provide all the information or answer all the questions that the tendering company has asked for.
Some companies will try to sound smart by preparing overcomplicated tender responses. The problem with this is that it often makes the response hard to read and understand.
Try and make your tender response as easy to understand as possible but as complicated as necessary. After all, it can be hard to respond to a tender without some technical information included.
#7 One Take Wonder
Some people will write and submit a tender in one take. This means that they will send the bid without proofreading it. Important details or errors could be missed, leading to an unprofessional portrayal of your business.
Ideally, get someone else to proofread your tender and check it for accuracy against the requirements.
Next time you're preparing a tender response, have this blog open to make sure that you don't make any of the 7 deadly tender sins. Your responses will improve, and before you know it, you'll be winning more tenders in no time.
20% OFF Fibre Optic Cable 👍 Discounted Fibre @ 4Cabling
20% OFF 4Cabling's HUGE Fibre Optic Cable Range*
Best value. Best quality. Best price.
*Excludes Flexi-Boot Fibre cables. No further discounts apply.
OPTUS Labelling solutions – Site Pro 1
Site Pro 1 offer solutions for all OPTUS Hybrid and coaxial Panduit labelling.
OPTION 1: We have a print on demand service and can deliver your OPTUS approved Panduit labels within days of ordering.
OPTION 2: You can also purchase a DIY printer bundle and label stock to print on demand, always ensuring that you have what you need for your installation or upgrade.
We also stock a wide range of Telco Warning & identification Signs
* General Warning Signs
* Marker Plates
* MERCS Industry Signs
* Traffolyte Labels
💰 4Cabling’s EOFY SALE! Up to 50% OFF!
Selected Server Racks, Cable Management, Brackets, HDMI plus MUCH MORE are on sale now!!!
Sale runs from 04.06.19 to 30.06.19
Discount off FULL price
No further discounts apply
Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts
Sale items are subject to change
4Cabling has a great NEW range of Server Rack Accessories in stock now & ready to ship!
At 4Cabling we understand the importance of using compatible accessories, which is why we stock a wide range of top-quality server rack accessories for you to choose from.
When you are looking for accessories for 19" server racks, at 4Cabling you’re sure to find what you need in our extensive range.
And if you can't find what you want just ask us!
4Cabling’s NEW DVI KVM Range – Best Value. Best Price. Check us out.
The best value KVM on the market!
4Cabling have brought our own range of DVI KVMs to the market - a range that is comparable with the big names, but at a better price giving you the best value for your buck.
3 Tips To Help You Find Tenders In Australia
Finding tenders in Australia can be time consuming. Here are three tips to help you find tenders faster.
Finding tenders in Australia can be a frustrating process if you don’t take the right approach. If you’re not careful, you can find yourself spending all your time trying to find tenders to bid on without actually getting any closer to your business goals. While it’s easy enough to find tenders, it becomes harder to find tenders that are right for your business. If you follow these three tips, you’ll improve the efficiency of your tender search process.
#1 Identify Your Objective
The first step is to identify the objective of your tender search. Obviously, you are looking to land work, but ask yourself these questions.
- What sort of work are you looking for?
- How much capacity does your business have?
- What project length does your business want (or have the capacity) to take on?
- How much time can you invest in reviewing available tenders?
Diving into the tender search process without a defined objective is a sure-fire way to flood your inbox with tender emails that will not get you closer to where you want to go.
#2 Schedule Your Search
Now that you know your objective, it’s time to schedule some time in your calendar to work through the tender search process. As the old business maxim states, “what gets scheduled, gets done”. Decide how many hours per week you will commit towards the tender process and head over to your calendar and block out the time immediately.
If you don’t block out some time in your calendar, then you will surely find yourself with no time to invest in the tender search process.
#3 Join A Global Tender Marketplace
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place you could go to browse available tenders? Rather than spending countless hours sifting through thousands of websites looking for tenders, you could join a global marketplace where numerous tenders are waiting to be bid on.
TelcoBuild is an example of one of these marketplaces helping you to not only find tenders in Australia but identifying opportunities all around the globe. We specialize in telecommunication tenders and other related services for the telecommunications industry.
If joining a global marketplace sounds like it will help you leverage your time to allow you to find telecommunications tenders to bid on, then the next logical step is to join TelcoBuild. If you’re not ready to jump in with both feet, that’s perfectly fine. We offer a free plan so that you can see how a tender marketplace can benefit you. The free plan won’t let you bid on tenders, however, it allows you to trial the marketplace before deciding whether to upgrade so that you can bid on tenders. Click here to start your free trial now.
🎆FLASH SALE 🎆25% OFF 305m Cable Boxes – Purple LSZH Reels – 48HR ONLY!
Things you need to know:
SKU: SLD.C6UTP.LSZH.PURPLE ONLY
Sale runs from 27.03.19 to 28.03.19
No further discounts apply
Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts
Get a FREE USB-C universal laptop charger with every online purchase over $350 at 4Cabling.com.au!
4Cabling's USB-C universal laptop charger can supply power to your devices via USB by utilising Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 smart charging technology. Safely and quickly charge up to 5 devices at once.
Valued at $88 - YOU GET IT FREE when you spend $350 or more at 4cabling.com.au!
So, how do I get my FREE USB-C Laptop Charger?
Shop online at 4Cabling and spend $350 or more, and the USB-C Laptop Charger will be automatically added to your cart.
Your FREE USB-C Laptop Charger will be sent with your order or will be ready for pick up at one of our Connect & Collect Centres.
• 1 x USB-C port with Power Delivery 2.0 capabilities
• 4 x USB-A (USB 3.0) ports with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology
• Fast charging up to 80W of power
• MultiProtect Safety System keeps your devices safe with short circuit protection, temperature control and more advanced safety features
• Compact and portable
Stuff you need to know:
• Order must be $350 GST INC or more
• ONE FREE gift per customer
• Offer runs from 12.03.19 while stocks last
CAT6 & CAT6 ULTRA THIN PATCH CABLES – BULK PACKS IN STOCK NOW!
4Cabling's great range of blue Cat6 and Cat6 Ultra Thin patch leads are now available in bulk packs of 10 and 50 in lengths of 0.5m, 1m and 2m.
Save on packaging and save on price.
BUY IN BULK & SAVE!
Get a discount of more than 5% when you purchase bulk packs of cables.
Less packaging is better for the office - no more piles of useless plastic when you finish the job - and of course, better for the environment. Do your bit - BUY IN BULK!
Don't get caught short at the next install - BUY IN BULK!
All 4Cabling CAT6 Ethernet Patch Leads are certified and guaranteed for quality and performance. CAT6 & CAT6 Ultra Thins bulk packs are available in units of 10 and 50 in standard blue colour only.
20% OFF Portable TV Display Stands – Now @ 4Cabling!
Need an option for when you can't mount the TV on the wall or from the ceiling?
4Cabling's NEW range of TV display stands are not only a terrific business tool; they also make a welcome addition to homes.
You might not be able to wall mount a bracket, or you need the freedom a portable TV stand can offer.
Perfect for classrooms, boardrooms and home theatres. Anywhere you require flexibility in your TV positioning.
Built to last and made for dependability, 4Cabling's Portable TV Stands offer the solutions you need.
Get the SKINNY on CAT6A THIN Patch Leads – Now @ 4Cabling!
CAT6A THIN CABLES
Thinner cables in your rack means more open space.
More open space means better airflow and equipment cooling.
Optimal temperature equals optimal performance.
Maximise the available space in your existing cable management.
Make space, reduce mess and clutter, and prolong the life of your precious equipment. With 4Cabling's CAT6A THIN Ethernet Patch Leads it is so easy to optimise your rack layout.
4Cabling's NEW CAT6A patch leads are sure to become your go-to when it comes to ethernet cables. With a diameter of only 4.5mm, the tiny 30AWG cable will save you BIG time with almost 50% more available rack space when compared to traditional CAT6A patch leads.
Choose from 4 colours and seven lengths - from 0.25m to 5m.
Other features include:
• S/FTP Fully Shielded
• LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) to meet many commercial or government requirements
• Helps reduce congestion in high-density environments
Introducing the NEW 4Cabling Portable, Foldable, Laptop Workstations!
PORTABLE, FOLDABLE LAPTOP WORKSTATIONS 20% OFF!
If you want quality, durability AND style when it comes to your ergonomic laptop desk, then look no further! 4Cabling's NEW range of Foldable Laptop Workstations give you convenience and functionality. To make the deal even sweeter, get a further 20% off as a special introductory offer - as well as FREE SHIPPING!*
Take your workstation where you need it. 4Cabling's Foldable Laptop Workstation folds down flat and has a convenient pull handle as well as wheels for travel. Store it away, chuck it in the boot. The foot pedal allows you to quickly and easily raise the platform to the required height.
Make the change for your health today.
*TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- Things you need to know:
- ONLINE orders ONLY.
- FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA wide only on orders over $50.
- Sale runs from 19.02.19 to 08.03.19 or while stocks last.
- NO rainchecks.
🆕 It’s shiny! It’s new! It’s the Mercku M2! 🐝
Say goodbye to dead spots in your home or office.
Say hello to revolutionary Wi-Fi!
We're pleased to announce that the Mercku M2 Wi-Fi MESH System is now available in Australia for the first time!
The SAA approved M2 Wi-Fi MESH System gives you the speed, connectivity and control that your home / office deserves.
The M2 MESH Wi-Fi Router System powerful enough to support up to 60 devices, with minimal degradation to the Wi-Fi experience, making buffering a thing of the past.
The system can be tailored to your home or office’s design, and can easily be expanded as your needs grow.
Find out more HERE.
NETSCOUT connectivity solutions – now @ 4Cabling
NETSCOUT delivers the most accurate wireless network tools for designing, deploying and optimising performance.
From mobile phones to ecommerce websites, users demand a fast, seamless and secure digital experience across their connected world. It's your job to deliver those digital services flawlessly.
And it's 4Cabling's job to provide you with the solution: Netscout.
NETSCOUT is a leading provider of business assurance - a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity and business intelligence solutions.
Netscout offers handheld network test solutions to help frontline technicians validate network connectivity in less than 10 seconds. Their solutions streamline productivity with simple interfaces for technicians of varying skill level.
💥 It’s a BACK TO WORK SALE! Up to 60% OFF!!! 10 Days ONLY!
For the next 10 days get up to 60% off selected stock including: Power Boards, USB Cables, Outdoor Racks and TV Brackets!
Shake off the holiday-time buzz with these SUPER SAVINGS!
CHECK OUT THE SAVINGS! SHOP NOW!
Sale runs from 22/01/2019 until 31/01/2019 or while stocks last.
No further discounts apply
ONLINE orders only.
15% of TV Brackets at 4Cabling
🎾 NEW TV Bracket Range 15% OFF SALE - HURRY!
Get the best viewing angle in the house this tennis season. Take advantage with an extra 15% off when you purchase online today!
You will love the deal 4Cabling is serving up on our NEW range of TV Brackets - Wall Mount, Ceiling Count, Full-motion and Tilt Action rackets galore. It's match point at 4Cabling!
Hurry - this ACE deal ends soon!
Things you should know:
* Sale runs from 17 January 2019 until 31 January 2019
* Selected Brackets only
* Online sale only
* While stocks last
* NO RAINCHECKS
* No further discounts apply
35% off Outdoor Server Racks at 4Cabling!
It's a NEW YEAR and 4Cabling are celebrating with a SALE!
Sale includes Wall Mount and Freestanding Racks, IP65 and IP45 rated as well as Floor Mounted Plinths.
Limited time, limited stock.
Hurry - this deal won't last!
Find out more at: https://www.4cabling.com.au/4c-sales/outdoor-rack-sale.html
Things you should know:
* Sale runs from 14 January 2019 until 31 January 2019
* Selected server racks and accessories only
* While stocks last
* NO RAINCHECKS
* No further discounts apply
Mercku and 4Cabling Partner to Accelerate Mesh Wi-Fi Adoption throughout Australia
Mercku's M2 Wi-Fi System is the world's most powerful wi-fi system. Simple to install it offers an award-winning, flexible, patented MESH solution that is both affordable and secure.
NEW 27RU Premium Server Racks
To add to 4Cabling's full range of high-quality premium data centre server racks we have now included 27RU 1000mm Deep Premium Racks. Our premium range server racks have several features that aren't found on basic cabinets and racks including integrated cable management, lockable mesh doors, earthing wires for grounding, cable trays, bi-fold mesh rear doors, removable cable glands on the top and at the bottom of the rack, sliding shelves and fan kits.
Why use 4CABLING Premium Racks?
Data centres and equipment rooms require only the highest quality or your servers and networking equipment are in danger of overheating or damage from the elements and poor installation. As a leading Australian server rack provider, 4Cabling ensures you only receive the best in premium equipment.
All premium server racks come with a 3-Year Warranty and FREE shipping.
Find out more here.
A better way to manage cable stress – Stick’nGo Cable Labels
If you’ve ever wished for a better way of identifying the mess of cords in your server or office environment, then these CABLE LABELS are just what you need!
Stick’nGo Cable Labels come in a range of 4 stylish colours, so each department or family member can select their own colour for instant cable & device identification. This is what cable management dreams are made of.
Stick’nGo Cable Labels can manage and identify voice & data cables, leads & wires for your home, office or network. These flexible hi-tech labels wrap around & lock-on to cables in seconds. You can even record identification details on the back of the labels - super useful when travelling!
4Cabling’s NEW INSTA CRIMP TOOL!
4Cabling’s Insta Crimp Tool is a MUST for every tool belt. This versatile tool can cut, strip and crimp ethernet cables with precision and reliability. Compatible with 4Cabling’s own Cat 5e and Cat 6 Insta Crimp Plugs, you know that the job will be done right. Every time.
- Crimps and trims any excess wire in a single movement. This saves time and ensure wires are all flush with the end of the connector
- Ratchet mechanism
- Consistent termination
- Crimps 4Cabling Insta Crimp's
- Built-in stripper for round cable
- Built-in cutter
New Co-Location Server Racks at 4Cabling!
4Cabling’s Co-location Server Racks allow two different users 21RU of space within the 42RU enclosure.
Each compartment includes two independent sets of 19″ rackmountable rails and a 12-way vertical PDU, along with split arc mesh front and rear access doors with digital locks.
The Co-location Server Rack allows two compartments to be configured separately without sacrificing security.
This set up allows multiple customers to store their voice, data, networking and power equipment in the same cabinet.
The perfect set up for shared work spaces or managed service providers.
4Cabling has the solutions.
4Cabling opens a new store in Melbourne!
To celebrate the opening of the new 4Cabling Hoppers Crossing store, drop into ANY 4Cabling store and pick up a FREE COFFEE with your FREE 4Cabling Java Vacuum cup*! Every purchase over $100 GST inc gets one! Enjoy FREE refills anytime you come back into one of our three 4Cabling stores - Hoppers Crossing, Murarrie or Alexandria - and make a purchase.
4Cabling are pleased to announce the opening of our new Melbourne store in Hoppers Crossing.
4Cabling’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chitrang Trivedi, is excited about the expansion of the 4Cabling national footprint, stating:
“We have been fortunate to have a strong customer base in Victoria for many years, and this is our opportunity to provide them with even better personalised service and locally available stock.”
“We recently surveyed hundreds of our past customers and were pleased to note that many Melbourne customers wanted a local store. That request is now a reality.”
4Cabling currently has stores in Sydney (Alexandria) and Brisbane (Murarrie), offering trade and home customers with expert advice and the ability to order online and pick up in store free of charge with our Connect & Collect service at 4cabling.com.au. We also offer free delivery with orders over $50 at our website nationwide.
“The expansion of our national footprint with the opening of our Melbourne store will help us better meet the specific needs of our Victorian clients by providing locally available, quality products at a competitive price, backed by our extensive industry expertise and customer support.” notes Chitrang.
New KVM products join the range at 4Cabling!
4Cabling are pleased to announce the introduction of the additions to our KVM range.
4Cabling’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chitrang Trivedi, is excited about the expansion to the KVM switch product range, stating:
“We are always looking for products that will add real value for our customers, and after seeing on-going supply issues for KVMs in the Australian market, we decided to range these new products.”
A KVM switch (with KVM being an abbreviation for "keyboard, video and mouse") is a hardware device that allows a user to control multiple computers from one or more sets of keyboards, video monitors, and mice. (Wikipedia, 2018)
The new products in the 4Cabling range include:
- 4Cabling Rackmount 19" LCD Console KVM (Part # 006.008.7020)
- 4Cabling Rackmount 8 Port KVM Switch USB-PS/2 with 19" LCD KVM (Part # 006.008.7008)
- 4Cabling Rackmount 16 Port KVM Switch USB-PS/2 with 19" LCD KVM (Part # 006.008.7016)
The range is of very high quality, and KVM cables are included with each product in the new range to ensure that they’re ready to use straight away.
More information on each product’s specifications is available at: https://www.4cabling.com.au/networking/switches-hardware/kvm-switches-170/kvm-switches.html
“The expansion of our KVM range reflects our commitment to meeting the specific needs of our clients by providing quality products at a competitive price, backed by our extensive industry expertise and customer support.” notes Chitrang.
WBT Strikes Corporate Partnership with Melbourne Victory FC
Warren & Brown Technologies (WBT) is pleased to announce its corporate partnership with A-League team Melbourne Victory FC.
WBT has signed as one of Melbourne Victory FC’s corporate partners for the upcoming 2018/19 A-League season, which will see it feature at match day functions, networking events and provide other match day and non-match day brand exposure.
Exciting news from Vocus Group!
Vocus have put the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) into early service after notification of an outage on the Sea-Me-We3 submarine cable that currently provides capacity between Perth and Singapore.
An amazing effort from all those involved at Vocus.
Introducing Comms Insights
We are very excited to welcome you all, our subscribers and members, to our new page called "Comms Insights".
On this page, we welcome all types of information, images, videos, etc that are Telecommunication related only.
We're eager to hear about your current projects, new hires within your organisation, new plant or equipment, new products, exciting wins, and what your staff are working on out of hours or over the weekends for your clients, etc.
We look forward to seeing some really exciting insights uploaded.
The Team at Telco Build