Know what you are looking for and exactly what you need it to do
Get suppliers to provide detailed product information based on your specific requirements
3. PRICE VERSUS...
Is price the most important factor?
Or will quality matter more in the long run?
5. IS IT NEEDED?
Is the product something the project really needs? Could it be done without or bought at a later stage?
Does this product need to be ‘green’?
Does the product need to conform to any specific standards?
Will the product make it to site on time, or is there an order backlog?
How long will your company be liable for the product’s performance?
Will this purchasing decision sort the job or will it come back to haunt you?