Free Buyer Registration

Register for a free buyers account, access the full sourcing platform and benefit from a whole range of purchasing services and features at your fingertips.

Access the Buying Platform

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You'll be able to see which suppliers have quoted your project at a glance and award/close projects.

Post projects for quotes!

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Upload an unlimited number of subcontract projects and receive multiple quotes and lead times.

See supplier reviews.

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Read reviews left by other buyers, based on communication, quality and delivery.

 

Send & receive messages

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You will be able to send and receive messages to all of the supplier members who are interested.

Build your Supplier Network

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Build your own bespoke network of subcontract manufacturing suppliers to send projects to. 

Account manager support

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Your sourcing account manager will be on hand to help with anything you may require.

"We have always found Qimtek to be a really useful option when it comes to sourcing a new part for a great price, with great quality. Qimtek always helps me out loads and saves a big chunk of time. A+++++."

Purchasing Manager at ETL Fluid Experts Ltd

"Qimtek offers a really good free service that keeps in touch with me when I need, and helps by sending information from possible suppliers, as well as finding additional suppliers (all within the UK) when my current supplier base can't manage the requirement. After having looked at similar services, the service offered by Qimtek is definitely the best in my opinion."

Buyer from Eskan Electronics Ltd

"Qimtek provides a professional and friendly service, helping to source alternative suppliers in various aspects of work. This service has helped the supply chain within our procurement process."

Technical Buyer at Isotech Technology Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does it work?

Qimtek's sourcing service is designed to take the headache out of finding new engineering suppliers, making it a really simple way of sourcing for your subcontract projects. Simply upload your drawings using our online Drag, Drop, Source! service, or email them to sourcing@qimtek.co.uk. Our sourcing account managers will then review your drawings and ensure that we have all the information we need, before compiling your project and sending it to relevant suppliers. From there, suppliers will contact you directly with their quote. The relationship is always kept directly between the buyer and supplier - we simply put you in touch with subcontract suppliers who can assist, saving you the time and hassle of contacting multiple companies individually.

Why is the sourcing service free?

Qimtek is supplier-funded, meaning that there is absolutely no cost to use our sourcing service. Our supplier members pay a flat monthly subscription fee to receive and quote for projects - we never charge manufacturing buyers for finding them new suppliers, nor do we take commission from either side on projects that have been awarded to our members.

My projects are sensitive...

Not a problem! Qimtek is a closed network and our members are forbidden from sharing information with third parties by our terms & conditions. However, if you need a bit of extra security, we can attach a non-disclosure agreement to your project, which members will have to sign and return before gaining access to the drawings. We can accommodate your company's own non-disclosure agreement, or Qimtek has a standard NDA which can be used if you prefer. 

Do the quotes come directly back to us?

Yes! Your contact details will appear on your project so that suppliers can submit their quotes to you directly. This allows you to get an impression of the suppliers firsthand before placing your business. We will also specify on the project how you prefer to be contacted, whether by email or telephone.

My project is urgent, how quickly can we expect quotes?

Most of the projects published through our network receive quotes the same day - however, this can vary depending on the process, material and approvals you require. Non-disclosure agreements can also slow the response rate slightly. We always recommend giving suppliers at least a week to quote so that you can thoroughly benchmark the responses you receive. If you decide to move forward with a supplier within that time, then no problem - you can simply close the project through your online account.