During pre-construction, it is not uncommon for construction companies to source their own materials, leveraging strong vendor relationships to procure products and materials that meet their respective needs. And when these suppliers are unable to meet project demands, construction companies may choose to pursue non-retail, wholesale or secondary markets to find cost-effective solutions for their project needs.
In the Procurement category of Construction Tools, Blue Collar Labs explores the technology products that are helping construction companies locate, evaluate, and purchase project materials and products from non-traditional vendors; warehouses, clearing-houses, and re-sale databases.
The 2 sub-categories of Procurement include:
Material Marketplace: A broker/dealer database that allows construction companies to buy and sell construction materials;
Product Marketplace: A broker/dealer database that allows construction companies to buy and sell building products