The Quantity Surveyor, together with the Project Manager, is a key member of the development and construction team; the essential link between the Client, specialists and the contractor.
We manage all costs relating to building projects, from the initial Cost Estimates to the Final Account. We seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.
We provide our Clients with specialised cost advice to give them confidence in the viability and profitability of their projects, including:
Preliminary cost advice, cost estimates and cost planning.
- Advice on procurement route and type of contract,
- Obtaining tenders,
- Value engineering.
- Preparation of tender documents,
- Contract documents,
- Financial statements and work in progress,
- Fire insurance valuations.
Tender analysis and recommendation.
Negotiating with contractors.
Depending on the procurement route selected, the QS would also undertake the duties of Employers Agent/Contract Administrator.
When undertaking the role of EA/CA we work closely with the Client to best understand their “Employer Requirements” and manage this throughout the course of the project to ensure the build complies.
We will also be responsible for issuing any necessary instructions/certificates.
In the event that any claims arise, we will also be responsible for dealing with matters to ensure a satisfactory resolution.
Overall, as part of this role, we work to ensure the contract is administered in the most economic and professional manner to best protect all parties.