Schneider Electric has announced an international expansion of its Tender Specification Tool, which has been available in the UK since 2019.
For the first time, Schneider Electric’s Tender Specification Tool is set to be made available in Ireland. The tool will allow Irish specifiers, architects, engineers and designers to overcome modern challenges through enhanced digital capabilities.
Schneider Electric says that the online tool helps professionals work smarter, reduce risk of delays and cost overruns, and deliver projects more efficiently. It offers complete information on available products and solutions, systems and software aligned with current standards and regulations, provided through a seamless user experience.
The new Irish tool is comprised of three chapters:
Electrical: offers the capability to create Medium Voltage and Low Voltage Switchgear, and final distribution specifications with the latest product innovations and standards
Mechanical & Control (BMS): includes the ability to generate functional designs for building management systems, smart buildings, building integration, room control and digital services readiness
Sustainability: enables users to meet sustainable design standards, including Part L, BREAM, LEEDS, circular economy and Green Premium regulations
A helping hand for Irish engineers
Available through the mySchneider Partner Portal, the platform enables consultants to quickly create tender blueprints and create specifications from scratch or pre-existing templates.
It features simple functionality, letting specifiers take product information from a vast library of industry solutions and quickly drop it into their tender templates. Product, standards and solution documentation is constantly updated, giving users one easy place for the most up-to-date information on all current design needs.
For complex designs or less-experienced consultants, the tool also offers customisable templates for common customer architectures and frameworks for large and complex buildings. Users can save ‘in-progress’ specifications and easily share them with colleagues in-platform. Once a specification is complete, it can be downloaded straight from the tool and in a plain text format, making it easy for consultants to tweak for their tender templates.
When a company issues a design scope, inviting consultants to propose the building’s electrical and mechanical infrastructure, submissions must be detailed or risk being inaccurate and therefore removed. This new tool empowers consultant engineers to meet the level of detail required in a highly competitive landscape.
“A well-written specification can be the difference between a successful project and one marred by delays, cost overruns, and conflicts,” said Mark Keogh, VP Buildings & Industry at Schneider Electric Ireland.
“Because Schneider Electric data is available within the platform, it’s easy to find and completely specify products and systems, eliminating the problem of incomplete specifications. Setting our customers up for success is at the heart of all our innovations, and this new tool is another way we’re giving Schneider Electric users a competitive edge.”