Office Moving Company Selection Process (Part 1)
Choosing The Right Office Moving Company
In this 2-Part Series, we will be looking at How to Choose an Office Moving Company (Part 1) and provide you with invaluable Office Moving Company Questions to ask at the Interview Stage (Part 2).
- How you are going to find an Office Moving Company to carry out your forthcoming relocation?
- Look on the internet?
- Wade through the phone book?
- Ask for recommendations?
- Use the same company who did your recent house move?
- The options are endless, but are they right?.
To ensure that your office move is delivered on time, within budget, with everything in tact and "ready to go" on the first morning in your new office, we recommend you follow this simple Office Moving Company Selection Process. Following this process will help you quickly identify which Office Moving Company is going to best-satisfy your office move objectives and ensure your office move is in capable hands.
Establish your Office Moving Date, number of employees moving, and address of both office locations. Use the Help Moving Office list of recommended Office Moving Companies in your local area. Try to get at least 3 Office Moving Quotes so you can compare service quality, price and resources.
Meet individually with each Office Mover's representative so they get an understanding of your relocation objectives and you get a feel of how the move will be carried out. A tour of both your existing office and your new office will be helpful for them to give you an accurate Office Moving Quotation.
During this initial walk-through, make sure you are clear about who is responsible for what; handling fragile items such as paintings and plants, packing of files and personal desk items. Establish whether the Office Moving Company can provide any storage or archiving solutions you may require.
Ask for a copy of their Certificate of Insurance and ensure their liabilities are up-to-date. Find out what Office Moving Equipment they use; include packaging materials, custom-made boxes for more valuable IT equipment / servers etc and also what transportation vehicles they use.
The next step will be to interview your Office Moving Company and tomorrow's blog will offer some invaluable questions to ask the Office Moving Company when you interview them.
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