Commercial Offices – This project was taken from feasibility cost planning. We developed outline proposals with the design team. The next stage was to develop detailed project proposals and cost estimates. We carried out the preparation of employers requirements and tender documents, tendering and the evaluation of tenders; this was followed by all post contract quantity surveying and commercial management associated with this project.
Valuations and Final Accounts – we were appointed by our client to look after the commercial management of over 30 projects where they were appointed as main contractor or subcontractor. Individual projects ranged in value from £30k to £1.2m.
Private Residential House – private house on a green field site from planning to completion, including producing the tender documentation, carrying out tender evaluations and producing the necessary contract documentation.
Speacialist Subcontractors – we were appointed by our client to look after the commercial management of 8 projects over a 2 year period, where they were appointed as a speacialist trade subcontractor. The work included the preparation and presentation of interim application for payment, and also where necessary claims for extensions of time and loss and expense. The value of these projects was approximately £4m.
Private Residential House – pre-contract commercial management of part demolition and rebuild of a 5,000sq ft private house, including producing the tender documentation, carrying out tender evaluations and producing the necessary contract documentation.
Adjudication for Wrongful Determination – we prepared and refered a claim for damages arising from the wrongful determination of employment under a contract agreement. The correctness of the determination was disputed, a claim against our client for £250,000 was withdrawn and our client received a payment of £160,000 in settlement of his claims.
Claim for Loss and Expense – our client, a specialist subcontractor had completed working on a project for a national main contractor. The project completed late and our client had under-recovered value on the project due to loss and expense that he had incurred. Long after the project was completed we prepared and presented a claim from an extension of time and loss and expense from historic labour records, programmes, minutes, correspondence, photographs and cost information. We recovered over £180,000 for our client on what he considered was a lost cause.
Contract Account Work – we were appointed to work on a project where a subcontractor’s steelwork account had doubled from the original contract value of £300,000. We reviewed the account and submissions in detail; the result was a significant reduction in the value paid, and the successful recovery of significant value for variations upstream to the employer.
Commercial Management – we were appointed by our client to look after the commercial management of a large number of their projects. This included approximately 20 schemes over a 2 year period, this included a number of unresolved claims relating to completed project, defending litigation claims against them, reviewing all contract documentation and warranties for successful tenders.
Experts Report – we produced an experts report to establish the value of refurbishment works following a dispute between a builder and a private developer. The scheme was approximately £90,000 in value. Due to the nature and detail of the refurbishment the report required practical construction experience to arrive at a value. In examining the facts and records available and reviewing the detail of the drawings I identified a number of significant errors within an earlier expert’s report that had been commissioned by the parties.
Dispute Management – We were engaged by one party to a dispute, where the value in dispute was in excess of £2m. This related to variations, claims for loss and expense, and counterclaims for damages. I investigated the facts and presented my non-binding findings and opinions to both parties through a series of meetings. On completion of my investigation and presentations the parties were able to negotiate a settlement over minor sum where the parties were unable to agree on the findings. The process saved significant costs of litigation by both parties. After the settlement both parties stated that they would again engage my services in this manner should the situation ever arise.
Commercial Advice – the instruction related to the commercial and contractual dispute between a main contractor and a subcontractor. The £2m dispute existed between the parties due to delays, along with claims for costs incurred and claimed and damages suffered by both parties.
Final Account Preparation – we were instructed to work on historic final accounts associated with a utilities framework contract. We prepared and presented over 50 final accounts from first principles.
Account Work – we were instructed by a ductwork contractor to assist in the presentation and negotiation of their account due to a large number of disputed variations.
Adjudication – we have been instructed by solicitors to assist in the response and defence to claims made in adjudication. Our skills include assimilating large volumes of information and identifying relevant issues, then reviewing and advising on, or preparing responses.