THE ECONOMIC POWER OF INTERCOOPERATION
Facing the challenge of property maintenance, FECHIMM is now inviting you to rely on the economic power of intercooperation. In order to do this, we are setting up a group of co-operatives wishing renovate similar components.
We are suggesting that you share your needs with those of other cooperatives in order to obtain very competitive prices and better conditions for the realization of your projects. The data available to us allows us to quickly identify cooperatives that could benefit from working together in such projects.
By working together in a shared approach, your cooperative also frees its members from sometimes very heavy organizational burdens. The Federation acts as the manager for the entire process, from selecting suppliers in a call for tenders to supervising their work.
We are currently working on groups for roof repairs and water heater replacement.
Get in touch with us if you want to participate in this process or to find out more.
In order to better meet the needs of cooperatives, a survey was conducted in 2017 to find out about the work planned by the members. Based on such data, a calendar for the 2018 and 2019 upcoming groups has been established.
- Roof repairs and replacement of windows and exterior doors - September to November
- Replacement of water heaters – October to January
- Kitchen and bathroom renovations – December to February
- Painting and floor replacement – January to April
- Replacement of water heaters – March to May
- Air ducts cleaning - April to July
- Roof repairs and replacement of windows and exterior doors – June to August
Depending on the needs, other groups may be added regarding the preparation of the wall evacuation plans, the repair of parking spaces or producing environmental expertise.
Pooling work advantages
TO REINFORCE THE ECONOMIC POSITION OF HOUSING CO-OPERATIVES
Pooling is a powerful money saving factor, since it places participating co-operatives in a position of a major buyer in the renovation market. Thus, the group benefits from the volume effect of its demand, enabling it to obtain competitive prices. This also results in the creation of a strong negotiating power, conducive to obtaining financial benefits and better achievement conditions.
TO GUARANTEE THE COMPLIANCE OF WORK WITH THE QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT REQUIREMENTS
One of FECHIMM’s main objectives is to ensure the quality and durability of the work undertaken. As a result, the Federation makes available to the co-operatives that got together its project management skills and its in-depth knowledge of the construction industry. This expertise applied to the collective good guarantees the quality of the services for the participants’ benefit.
TO RELEASE HOUSING CO-OPERATIVES OF ORGANIZATIONAL TASKS AND ADMINISTRATIVE RED TAPE
FECHIMM wishes to rely on the simplicity of the purchasing group’s operations. This is why it proposes an organization designed to obtain gains in terms of time and efficiency for work management. According to this requirement, the Federation is the general coordinator: it is responsible for the entire tendering process right to selecting the agents, as well as for the management and supervision of their services.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR A GROUP
Would you like to learn more about pooling or would you like to take part in a future purchasing group?