Resource Highlight: MCAA’s Why Mechanical Contractors Should Furnish Equipment

November 4, 2022

While direct purchasing appears to offer advantages, hidden pitfalls may increase costs and delay project completion. MCAA’s Why Mechanical Contractors Should Furnish Equipment examines these advantages and pitfalls, giving contractors a well-rounded perspective on owner concerns and how best to address them. It’s just one of MCAA’s educational resources that are free to MCAA members as a benefit of membership.

The bulletin examines these advantages sought by direct purchasing:

  • To permit early purchase of long-delivery items to ensure timely deliveries and to avoid construction delays
  • To save the contractor’s markup for overhead and profit
  • To provide the engineer with closer control of compliance with specifications in equipment bids
  • To incur possible cost savings by beating price increases
  • If the owner is purchasing production equipment, the owner would naturally feel he had the expertise in selection rather than the installing contractor

For a full list of available Management Methods Bulletins, visit the Management Methods Bulletins page.

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