Procurement

Quality made paramount.

You have had builders recommended to you but are they any good, are they suitable, are they available, do they employ their own labour or sub-contractors, do they overrun or make lots of claims for extras? So many questions and all with one answer, consult us and we will:

 

  • Advise on the most appropriate form of procurement for your project

  • Consider design and build; bills of quantities; specification and/or schedule of work; fixed price; cost-plus; negotiation; and, the various forms of contract

  • Assist in preparing the tender shortlist. We will obtain references when required or prepare pre-qualification questionnaires with scoring criteria

  • Prepare the contract preliminaries, the bills of quantities, the specifications or schedules of work and the form of tender​

  • Analyse the tenders, seek clarification where required and report on the results. Our report will include a project update when we are the lead consultant covering planning, planning conditions, building regulations, and the like.

 

Apart from the mechanics of tendering this stage provides an excellent opportunity for the client and design team to work together to personalise the scheme. Time spent at this stage deciding on the details, specifying precisely the ironmongery, sanitary ware, floor and decorative finishes, pays dividends when the final account is settled.