Contact: Kim Fatica
Director of Marketing and Business Development
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEAS LLC TO INVOLVE VENDORS IN PRICING STRUCTURE
Company takes innovative territorial approach to re-examining prices for work orders
TAMPA, Florida (December 12, 2013) – Southeastern Asset Services LLC (SEAS) announced today that it will soon begin accepting Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) from vendors nationwide as a first step in its efforts to restructure its pricing to better suit regional requirements. Once RFQs have been submitted, SEAS will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to qualified vendors.
CEO Robert Kapeluch believes that a one-price-fits-all list can’t work for everyone and it has limited the company’s ability to expand its coverage area. Asking for RFPs, he said, will help to better determine more agreeable prices in areas of the country where the company seeks improved coverage.
“Everyone will have an opportunity to bid,” Kapeluch said. “We have received enough feedback from vendors to understand that it’s time to try something different that breaks away from standards in the industry. This is an innovative approach that could have positive benefits for the industry.”
Kapeluch says the company is working on finalizing the RFQ and the eventual RFP that will follow. He also said the company is taking a closer look at possible revisions to its current vendor contract.
“We’re aware that there are some opportunities for us to retool the contract that will be more agreeable to vendors who have turned us down in the past. It will take some time, but we are looking closely at possible changes.”
The RFQ notice will be announced publicly before the holidays with a deadline for submittal sometime in mid-January.