We can fulfil the role of contract administrator.
Our project management and contract administration team will take the time to understand your business and help ensure that your project is completed on time, within budget and to the right quality standards.
We will handle everything from assisting in the choosing the correct procurement route, through appointing and managing any sub-consultants, development of the initial and tender designs and documents, management of the tender process, appointment of the contractor, to contract administration of the construction project to ensure your project is delivered efficiently.
We understand how important relationships and communication are throughout project delivery, so we’ll get to know you, and everyone else working on the project to create a productive and cooperative environment.
Our understanding of construction law, building contracts and construction and building technology also ensures correct and effective delivery of your development.
We can fulfil the role of Employer’s Agent
On construction projects, the ’employer’s agent’ is generally an organisation who acts on behalf of the client for design and build contracts. It is a similar role to the Contract Administrator, but without the backing of a design team on the Employers side during construction!
The employer’s agent is likely to be either an Architect or a quantity surveyor and would be equipped to monitor and follow the contractual process, and may also be the lead consultant for the pre-construction phase in activities such as coordinating the tender process, coordinating the novation of consultants and collating contract documents for execution.
After the contract has been awarded the employer’s agent’s role would likely include:
– Issuing instructions.
– Co-ordinating the review of information prepared by the contractor.
– Considering items submitted by the contractor for ‘approval’, as required by the employers’ requirements.
– Managing change control procedures.
– Reviewing the progress of the works and preparing reports for the client.
– Validating or certifying payments.
– Considering claims.
– Monitoring commissioning and inspections.
– Arranging handover.
– Certifying practical completion.
– Bringing defects to the attention of the contractor.
– Issuing the certificate of making good defects.