Functional Specifications To Reduce Through Life Costs

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The Client:

The owner of a fleet in Northern Europe

The Project:

To develop a method to assess the technical merit of bids from rival paint companies after the owner had put a fleet coating contract out to tender. Safinah used a functional coating specification approach to identify the key attributes for the client in the critical vessel areas.

The Outcome:

The owner selected coatings based on through life costs and technical merit – rather than simply on the basis of the lowest bid. The selected products are performing in line with expectations. The client continues to use Safinah for technical support work.

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