Whilst every project is bespoke, a flavour of services is illustrated below. We can accommodate most requests so please get in touch to discuss your exact requirements.
We can assist in employing the project team and running fee tender processes to ensure you get the right match of skills and value for the project objectives. In addition to this, we can work with you with the management of the design development phase therefore ensuring a cost focus remains throughout.
COST PLANNING AND PROCUREMENT
Cost plans are updated in phases either as required by the client or financiers or as the design develops. We work with the lead designer to ensure a cost focus remains within the design phase, and always aim to complete the phase with a value engineering review to ensure that value for money is built into the project DNA.
A procurement strategy will be developed for the project be it a full blown tender exercise or a negotiated tender with preferred bidders. We manage the pre-qualification process, mid tender interviews, and ensure tender compliance before producing a fully detailed tender report. Where we are working with a preferred bidder through a negotiated tender process we will compare tender submissions against market rates and provide commentary on the submission in your report. We carefully manage the procurement phase through to contract production and consequent agreement.
POST CONTRACT COST MANAGEMENT
In the post contract Quantity Surveying phase in which cost control becomes the focus, we monitor and report on costs and variations (contract depending), including actual and forecast spend against budget. In addition to this, we monitor cash flow in conjunction with the programme and Project Management team to ensure that spend is in line with expectations, and consequently report deviations.
Final accounts are produced, reviewed, agreed and signed off by relevant parties to the contract, and the defects liability period begins. Any future tenants are included in the final stages as far as possible to negate the need for attendance post completion.
We can also offer a selection of alternative services such as:
- Employers Agent
- Contract Administrator
- Pricing and Estimating
- Take off and billing
- Measurement and quantification
- Tendering support
- Internal Cost Value Reconciliations (CVR’s)
- Freelancing within your existing QS department (Client side or Contractor side)
- Project Monitoring