Pre-contract services

– Feasibility studies
– Estimating the cost of proposed projects
– Providing comparative cost information during design to realize economical design.
– Preparation of tender documents i.e. contract agreements & Bills of Quantities.
– Initiating and participating fully in tendering.
– Negotiating tender sums with the contractors on behalf of the clients.
– Preparing tender analysis and reports.
– Preparation of schedule of materials.
– Preparation of labour only contracts.
– Advising on economical contract administration approaches.
– Advising on projection of future payments required by the client.

Feasibility Studies

Work with specialists in underwriting studies in order to define the technical viability and financial feasibility of a concept taking into consideration the resources available and constraints.

Providing comparative cost information

We offer cost of alternative construction methods and materials in order for a project to realize its very optimal design.

Preparation of tender documents

We prepare tender documents that consist of bills of quantities, specifications and conditions of contract. We advise the client on suitable list of contractors from whom tenders may be invited. Considering the project requirements, we advise on the most
effective tendering procedures having regard to time, cost and quality. After receiving tenders, we analyze them and issue to the client a report setting out such analysis of the tenders and recommending a contractor, with reasons, with whom the client should enter into a contract. Upon acceptance, the contract documents are properly executed including checking that the necessary insurance covers are enhanced from time to time.

Negotiating Contract sums

Where the client wishes to negotiate tender sums with the contractor, we advise the client accordingly and negotiate with the contractor, the contract sum for the project.

Cost saving measures during construction

During the construction process, costs are monitored and projections are made. In the event that the projections indicate budget overruns, value engineering measures are put in place to recommend economics in terms of cost and time which may be made provided they are consistent with the client’s goals and requirements are of sound construction practice.

Analysis and settlement of claims

In construction contracts, due to various factors, claims commonly arise between the Client and the Contractor. We help our clients with the determination of appropriate actions to take should a claim be raised by the Contractor. Our approach is usually set in a way that we foresee possible claims and try to avoid them before they occur. We advise our consultancy team to
define the risk and escalation matrix early on in the project to assist with this. The earlier a claim is identified the more options may be available to mitigate the potential associated risks. Our matrix is designed in a way that it is proactive in identifying and
responding to large quantities of information that from time to time can form the basis of a contractual dispute in order to establish the direct cost incurred associated with a claim. Every claim necessitates an independently considered approach.

Final accounts

Preparing and agreeing the full and final settlement with the contractor upon satisfactory completion of the project