I am going to make this morsel so short and sweet folks aren’t going to believe it.
Here is the deal: When we, as planners, give a third party company or facility a budget number, this is what the appropriate vendor needs to do … RESPECT IT!
It amazes me when I give someone a reasonable budget and it totally gets ignored. I don’t want to get back some pie in the sky numbers that don’t resemble the conversation or instructions we discussed.
Folks, your sales people should be educated enough to know what you can and can not do so they can properly advise you if their numbers are not in alignment with your price points. So make sure they’re honest with you up front.
This is my story for now and I am sticking to it.