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How to obtain three comparable quotations

The cornerstone of the application form is the provision by the applicant of three comparable quotations. This process ensures that Viridor Credits secures value for money for the Landfill Communities Fund by allocating funding against the lowest comparable quotation.

Before submitting your quotations, please ensure:

  • The quotations are provided on the contractors' headed paper. Viridor Credits will not accept spreadsheets, word documents or similar as proof of quotation.
  • The quotations are still valid and have not expired. If they have expired, please obtain new quotations or written confirmation from the contractor that the quotation is still valid.
  • The quotations are comparable. Issues sometimes arise when contractors are not given a strict brief and produce varying quotations for the same project. This is a particular problem with playparks.

Sometimes, a contractor will not be able to quote for your project. Viridor Credits may accept this refusal to quote as one of your three quotations. Please check with the office, if you wish to submit a refusal to quote.

In some rare cases, the work you are doing may be highly specialised or niche. In these cases, it may be possible to submit fewer than three quotations. Please check with the office if you think you may not be able to obtain three quotes.

QS or architect's costings are acceptable for submission with your application. Viridor Credits will require you to submit the subsequent tenders, in the event that your project receives funding. This may change the value of your award.