Scope of Services
Within the construction industry Quantity Surveyors are recognised as the financial managers of the construction process and play a critical role in ensuring the financial success of building projects. They act in liaison with architects, consulting engineers and contractors to safeguard the client’s interest as independent experts who are expected to maintain the highest level of professionalism towards all parties involved.
Key reasons to engage a Quantity Surveyor include the following:
- To establish an initial construction budget at an early stage of the development project.
- To monitor costs during the design, development and construction stages and take action to keep costs under control.
- To ensure that fully detailed tender documentation are prepared to minimise risks to the Employer from variations and contractual claims.
- To ensure tenders are obtained under the optimum conditions of competition.
- The use of a Quantity Surveyor provides contractors the assurance that cost management will be carried out in an equitable manner allowing contractors to be more competitive.
The services provided by GES Solutions fall under the following headings all of which are encompassed under the umbrella of quantity surveying.
It is the function of the Quantity Surveyor to prepare the commercial and contractual tender documentation for issue to the tenderers for the separate work packages required on a project. These documents are project specific, incorporate specific requirements from the Client/Project Manager and can be reviewed in detail by the Client’s legal team. The documentation produced by GES may include some or all of the following depending on the needs of the project or work package:
- Form of Tender
- Instructions to Tenderers
- Form of Agreement
- General and Particular Conditions of Contract
- Appendix to Tender
- Forms for Bonding and Guarantees
- Employer’s Requirements
- Listing of drawings and specifications
- The Bills of Quantities