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How to talk about your rates with movers and shakers

News

Quoting for a project can take serious time and manpower. Whether you're pricing or negotiating, both parties have invested time and effort into the deal, and cost can sometimes stall the signing of a contract. So how should you talk about your rates during a potential hire engagement? 

Gain unprecedented access to New Zealand’s hire market

Testimonials, News

In an industry where speed is king, PlantMiner’s platform trims every ounce of technical fat from the procurement development cycle. As a result, we can deliver unchartered access to the hire market across New Zealand.

Steps to reduce procurement delays

Testimonials, News

Industry Forecast: changing landscape for construction market

News

With the resources boom over, it's a good time to build.  During the past few months, as state budgets continue to be handed down, numerous sources have weighed in on what they think construction will look like in the next financial year, and much of the optimism comes from the building sector.

Adelaide's $620 million road upgrade announces final two bidders

News, Projects

Construction of the Darlington Upgrade on the North South Corridor is a step closer after two bidders were shortlisted to tender for the $620 million road upgrade of the 2.3 kilometre section of Main South Road between the Southern Expressway and Ayliffes Road.

$2.8 billion NSW train fleet investment shortlists four consortia

News, Projects

Four bidders have been shortlisted to tender for the supply and maintenance of NSW’s next intercity train fleet, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance has announced.The State Government is investing $2.8 billion in the train fleet for customers travelling longer distances from the South Coast, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Newcastle.

PlantMiner makes one-stop-shopping a reality

Testimonials, News

Discover people with hire requests like yours who have found success with PlantMiner. The Instant Society only took hold because it enabled real gains. So when it comes to construction and mining, the most sought after qualities are efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.

What Civil Contractors should expect from the QLD State Budget 2015/16

News

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has described the Queensland 2015/16 Budget as "responsible" and a "real Labor budget". So what's in it for Civil Contractors? Our friends at the Civil Contractors Federation deliver the key commitments to infrastructure. 

$1.2 billion dollar M12 project announced for Badgerys Creek

News, Projects

The first piece of the Badgerys Creek puzzle has been put into place with a surprise $1.2 billion dollar announcement for a new motorway running between Cecil Hills and Luddenham. Roads and Maritime Services, on behalf of the Australian and NSW governments, is proposing to build a new motorway providing direct access to the planned western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek and connecting to Sydney’s motorway network. 

Queensland Government introduces new portal to fast-track approvals and embrace new financing ideas

News

The Queensland Government today announced a framework for receiving unsolicited proposals as part of their 2015 Queensland budget. The aim is to help clear an infrastructure backlog, allowing companies to make submissions to the government as part of its promise to introduce innovative ways to deliver major projects.

Moving from cold calls to PlantMiner

News

When a supplier registers with PlantMiner, we don't just throw them in the deep end. We provide dedicated training and customer support. The implementation process is our comprehensive way of getting clients up to speed with all the different tools that PlantMiner offer for plant, equipment and subcontractor suppliers.

June Employees of the month

News, Team

Another month down, another month to recognise the hard work of our valuable staff. Since April, our team has grown another 15 staff, making it 85 in June 2015 - so believe me when we say how hard it is to pick our employees of the month.

7 reasons to attend industry expos, trade shows and events

News

Attending industry expos, trade shows and events is an important part of your company’s public relations effort. It’s see and be seen. Here are seven reasons why you should attend industry related expos, trade shows and other events.

Finding the right professionals to complete your project with ease

News

Last month, we had an unprecedented number of hirers connect with quality professionals. Site estimators, project managers, tender specialists and even DIY co-ordinators often conduct time-wasting quote blasts using google and the yellow pages in an attempt to move requests further along in the project cycle. Further, they couldn't collect much information or qualify suppliers because they were using disconnected tools. They could find bits and pieces of information, but could not easily view a suppliers company information, project history, images and design specifications of their fleet.

Innovative ways to find plant, equipment and subcontractors

News, Team

PlantMiner has achieved a significant milestone in business growth - we've reached our two year mark. The mining and construction industry has entrenched habits. There's a reluctance to change, especially when it comes to procurement habits. For many years, this meant that project managers, site foreman and estimators played a waiting game to find the plant, equipment and subcontractors they needed for a project.

$1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing announces preferred tenderer

News, Projects

Nexus was today announced as the preferred tenderer to deliver the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said this was an important milestone for the project.

PlantMiner introduces Subcontractor Services

News

Australia’s largest online construction marketplace is now winning work for subcontractors too! With over 11,000+ happy hirers using PlantMiner for their plant and equipment needs, we've seen a growing number of requests for subcontractors to quote and take on various projects across Australia.

7 ways to thrive this financial year

Insider

Every equipment hire and subcontracting company faces different challenges. While we all share similar goals (in getting our gear or people on a job), some are stuck trying to get out of the oversupplied coal mines, others are having trouble winning work, and some just aren't receiving new opportunities in the first place.