Procurement Consultant Specialising in OS&E for Hotel Projects
Online Services for Operators, Owners and Developers in Diverse Locations.
Procurement, master lists, guidance on brands and manufacturers

Strengths

Strengths.

  • Extensive multi brand hotel procurement experience within an international multi cultural environment.
  • References include Hilton International,  Conrad,  Viceroy Hotels, Starwood,  Regent Hotels, Le Meridien, Jumeirah and  Marriott.
  • Vast network (over 500) of trusted pre qualified international suppliers, manufacturers and specialists.
  • Product and brand expertise.
  • Web based service.

Benefits.

  • Ensure quality and value for money through competitive international tendering.
  • Competitive international prices direct from pre qualified manufacturers and suppliers.
  •  Savings are often more than  20% of local distributers prices.
  • Client leverages  product and supplier knowledge not found in a non specialist procurement department.
  • Hotel operators ensure consistent product brand standards.
  • Personalized and private service.
  •  Apply structure and control to the procurement process

About Suppliers and Manufacturers.

  • Provide high-quality, cost competitive products
  • Reliable  services.
  • Green in manufacturing process in terms of water usage, energy efficiency, sustainability of materials and effect on environment.
  • Most conform to ISO standards (9001 & 14001) & use western managed quality control systems.
  • Proven history of successful projects.

About Products and Brands.

  • Many products direct from international manufacturers.
  • Conform to operator’s brand and product standards.
  • Conform to international five star hotel standards.
  • Conform to local & national standards, codes and regulations.
  • Conform to fire, safety, health and hygiene and electrical standards BS EN ISO ANSI or local equivalent.
  • Green in terms of water usage, energy efficiency, and recycling reusing.
  • Balance of design, functionality and durability

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Presentation

My Procurement Package in a Nutshell

  • Preparation of  equipment (OS&E) lists (5000 items) with quantities.
  • Guidance on standards, suppliers & manufacturers .
  • Tender process   for  main OS&E ( those items imported by  Client).
  • Budget estimates, time management.
  • Ensure operators brand and supplier requirements are met .
  • Arrange samples.
  • Client   is responsible for placing orders, payments & logistics.

Web Based Procurement Service

My service is  web based  as projects, and stakeholders are usually in diverse locations.

Competitive tendering

  • The selection of suppliers & products is normally through competitive tendering ensuring best quality and value for money.
  • Local projects’ needs, terms and conditions are met, including delivery & installation dates.
  • Prequalified suppliers are agreed with Client (normally 2 or 3 per main bid package).  If project is to be fast-tracked (opening in less than 12 months) then single sourcing may be required.
  • The Client’s and or Operator’s own suppliers are included in the tender process.

About Suppliers and Manufacturers.

  • Provide high-quality, cost competitive products
  • Reliable  services.
  • Green in manufacturing process in terms of water usage, energy efficiency, sustainability of materials and effect on environment.
  • Most conform to ISO standards (9001 & 14001) & use western managed quality control systems.
  • Proven history of successful projects.

About Products and Brands.

  • Many products direct from international manufacturers.
  • Conform to operator’s brand and product standards.
  • Conform to international five star hotel standards.
  • Conform to local & national standards, codes and regulations.
  • Conform to fire, safety, health and hygiene and electrical standards BS EN ISO ANSI or local equivalent.
  • Green in terms of water usage, energy efficiency, and recycling reusing.
  • Balance of design, functionality and durability

 

Strengths.

  • Extensive multi brand hotel procurement experience within an international multi cultural environment.
  • References include Hilton International,  Conrad,  Viceroy Hotels, Starwood,  Regent Hotels, Le Meridien, Jumeirah and  Marriott.
  • Vast network (over 500) of trusted pre qualified international suppliers, manufacturers and specialists.
  • Product and brand expertise.
  • Web based service.

Benefits.

  • Competitive international prices direct from pre qualified manufacturers and suppliers. Savings are often more than  20% of local distributers prices.
  • Client leverages  product and supplier knowledge not found in a non specialist procurement department.
  • Hotel operators ensure consistent product brand standards.
  • Personalized and private service.
  •  Apply structure and control to the procurement process

 

The Challenge

Don’t underestimate the complexity, diversity & quantity of equipment required for a new hotel.

Introduction

  • Are you working on a new hotel project or resort?
  • Perhaps you are a hotel owner, hotel operator, developer  or local consultant.
  • Still to purchase the operating supplies and equipment(OS&E)?

 

Did You Know?

  •  The value of the operating equipment for large hotel projects can be many millions of Euros.
  •  New hotels often need over 4000 products, from over 50 suppliers, in many countries.
  •  Products must conform to international hotel quality and safety standards.
  •  Professional procurement will lead to significant savings.

 

 

Who is my service for?

International Hotel operators, owners, developers & procurement companies.

Strategic partner 

I often provide procurement services with a local strategic partner.  e.g.  logistics companies, developers, designers, FF&E procurement companies.

How do I charge ?

Normally a fixed fee is agreed with Client.

Principles

  • Complete Client confidentiality.
  • No hidden costs or commissions from suppliers.
  • Commitment to safety, quality and value.

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Service for Hotel Operator

I am interested in forming a partnership with one operator  to span multiple projects over a number of years. The services I can offer include:

  • Provide guidelines on key products for a five star hotel to ensure product brand standards are consistent across the hotel group.
  • Provide online showcase of products.
  • Guidance on Manufacturers & Suppliers.
  • Hotel master list excel work book for each new project.
  • Assistance with procurement  for the new hotel projects. -eg definition of scope, processes,  timetables etc

Benefits

  • Product standards will be consistent across the hotel group.
  • Selling feature for prospective owners.
  • Products reflect the brand image.
  • Competitive prices and service from suppliers .

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Associate

I am looking for an OS&E associate/partner,  with whom I can collaborate on projects and form a strategic alliance.

Either to promote procurement services  and or provide local support services .

In brief this  strategic alliance would  allow us to share our  expertise and resources in order to provide a procurement solution for  our customers.

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Don’t underestimate the complexity, diversity and quantity of equipment required for a new hotel. With many hundreds of  hospitality websites offering thousands of products, it is a challenge, to find appropriate products. Professional procurement expertise is essential to avoid the nightmare scenario of late deliveries, unsafe goods and serious over expenditure.

I am a procurement consultant with nearly thirty years of multi-brand hotel project experience, offering a support service  that ensures quality products, conforming to international standards  are delivered on time and within budget.

Partnership available for a hotel operator or FF&E procurement agent with multiple projects.

5 star references include Hilton International, Conrad, Le Meridien,  Four Points, Five Hotels Dubai, Regent Hotels (IHG), Marriots and  Sheraton.

Projects are located in: UAE, Nigeria, UK, France, Germany, Montenegro, India, China,  Belgium, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Competitive international tendering  ensuring quality and value .

Flexible service supporting the Clients local team.

Procurement of equipment (OS&E) for hotel projects.

  • Online service for operators, owners & developers in diverse locations.
  • Competitive international tendering  ensuring quality and value.
  • Products direct from a global network of suppliers.
  • Often at factory prices.
  • Focus is  on those  goods being imported by Client.
  • Clients’ team manages the local activities.
  • Goods consolidated and shipped to a warehouse near hotel.
  • Time management; scope; budgets; procedures.

Process begins with a review of the project brief.

For more information email me at: robert@robertdunn.eu 

Hotel Equipment Masterlists (OS&E)

  • Over 4000 items of best quality products.
  • With par coefficients, quantities and generic descriptions.
  • Tailored to the hotel’s configurations.
  • Corresponding to hotel’s area configuration.

 

  • All hotel departments equipped including:
    • Guestrooms and apartments.
    • Restaurants and  bars.
    • Conference and banqueting rooms.
    • Front of house; leisure areas.
    • Housekeeping, kitchen, engineering and offices.

 

Guidelines on product standards.

Guidance on  international brands and manufacturers.

Online showcase of product standards.

Guidance on FF&E for guestrooms

Introduction

  • In essence I introduce the Client to the  manufacturer(s) thus helping ensure best value for money and quality products.
  • The manufacturers quote direct to the Client.
  • The tender process, due diligence, procurement,  logistics and installation is   by the Client.
  • The furniture is manufactured according to designs supplied by the Client.

 

  • Scope

Guestrooms:

  • Headboards (upholstered or not)
  • Wardrobes , TV units
  • Desks, Luggage units
  • Wooden free-standing units
  • Possibly curtain rods, skirting
  • Lights, seating, upholstered sofas

Public Area:

  • Bars, Reception counters
  • Hot, cold buffets for restaurant
  • Free-standing wooden units, Screens
  • Architraves, Wall cladding
  • Pillar cladding
  • Benches
  • skirting
  • Possibility of lights,  chairs and armchairs, upholstered sofas

Shipyard business (ferries)

  • All wooden furniture for passengers’’ cabins
  • All wooden scope for Public Area
  • Does not normally include:lights,carpet  chairs and armchairs, upholstered sofas

 

  • Please note, that I am not a supplier but facilitate the contact  between  buyers and suppliers (introduce).  The manufacturer/supplier is solely responsible for the sale of the products and observing any responsibilities in respect to contract, information and customer rights.   The  contract (or order) is concluded only between the buyer(member or Client) and the supplier, should they (the buyer)  choose to accept their offer.

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Resources for New Hotel Owners

Registered Clients create their own

‘Project Wishlist’  for those items to be included in tender process.

NB – Some links in the menu below are only visible to Registered Clients.

The materials contained do not constitute professional advice.

The documents listed in the Resources  are for use by Clients and their Buyers and Purchasing Managers working on hotel projects. In essence they are  a collection of draft documents which were used for past  hotel projects. They include processes, procedures, schedules and general information.They may be  of use  if adapted to the needs of the new projects.

Showcase of Product Standards for 5 Star Hotels
Direct from a Global Network of Suppliers
With 5 Star Hotel References

The Showcase below presents some of best suppliers ( over 200) and manufacturers and over one thousand of the main products required for a new hotel.  Most have five star hotel operators references and many have been used in projects I have been involved with.  

Registered Clients can create their own ‘Project Wishlist’ for those items to be included in tender process.

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Please note, that I am not a supplier but facilitate the contact  between  buyers and suppliers (introduce).  The manufacturer/supplier is solely responsible for the sale of the products and observing any responsibilities in respect to contract, information and customer rights.   The  contract (or order) is concluded only between the buyer(member or Client) and the supplier, should they (the buyer)  choose to accept their offer. Buyer must confirm with the supplier that the goods conform to local regulations and local hotel regulations eg electrical, fire, safety, food  and  hygiene.

Please browse the showcase of quality product ideas (OS&E) menu below

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Procurement Process. Who does what.

I work with the Clients’ local team and focus on the  goods to be imported while the Clients’ team manages the local activities. (see scope below). In essence my service enables clients, to manage their own local procurement activities, with the support of an experienced specialist.

Hotel Projects Portfolio

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I have local partners in :  Netherlands/Belgium (MT),  Nigeria(Toro), Georgia(Rea),   Middle East (Andy O Donnell)

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