Commercial Director at Fathom Business Solutions Limited
07 March 2007 16:07pm
A question: Should web design companies provide sample designs when tendering for client work?
If you're a web design / development company you'll likely haved been approached in the course of tendering for new business and be asked to present design templates as part of that process. Even for low-value projects of just a few thousand pounds. What is the general consensus in the design community on providing pre-contract design templates? There are arguments for both sides of the equation, including (but not limited to):
What are your thoughts?
Director at Landingnet Ltd
07 March 2007 17:10pm
i'd say it depends on the size of the deal whether or not you should do some templates pre contract stage.
On larger projects you would be silly not to do it. Whats a few days work if you are going to get a £50-60K annual contract if chosen? If someone wants a £750 site done, forget about it. Tell them to look at your portfolio and make up their mind that way.
E-Business Assist UK Ltd
10 March 2007 08:44am
I agree that it would make sense for larger contracts - though at the same time it would probably be wise to ensure the potential client signs a non-disclosure agreement - you don't want to find they award the contract to someone else but end up using one of your trial designs ;-)
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