Supplying a workshop


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Troy Steadman

Today while I was trying to sell somebody an £8 pair of number plates
they surprised me by asking us to quote for an entire workshop to
produce number plates.

For this they will need a computer, expensive software, a dedicated
printer, a jig, hand driven rollers and a day or two of tuition until
they get the knack.

My instinct is to shy away from making this some grand, expensive (and
hence dangerous) "contract", but simply to get them to order and buy
the equipment themselves. We would charge for our time in overseeing
the project.

Anyone got any (preferably sensible) advice?
 
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Dave T

Troy said:
Today while I was trying to sell somebody an £8 pair of number plates
they surprised me by asking us to quote for an entire workshop to
produce number plates.

For this they will need a computer, expensive software, a dedicated
printer, a jig, hand driven rollers and a day or two of tuition until
they get the knack.
Don't they need some special licence or permission from the government
these days, under recent legislation?
My instinct is to shy away from making this some grand, expensive (and
hence dangerous) "contract", but simply to get them to order and buy
the equipment themselves. We would charge for our time in overseeing
the project.
If you want to make sure that you are protected if they order all this
stuff through you, you would need to have a watertight contract with
them. You may need a solicitor to check this for you if you are not
happy doing it yourself. At least if you supply the equipment etc. and
they fail to pay you should have some legal recourse.

Obviously the far safer option is to get them to buy what they need
themselves and then just provide the tuition. Get paid for the tuition
in advance to avoid non-payment!

I'm sure there are other people on the board with an opinion on this!

Dave T
 

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