Mahlati Quantity Surveyors | Services

By: Mahlati Quantity Surveyors  11-11-2011
Keywords: Quantity Surveyors, Principal Consultant, Financial Viability

Our fee is always tailored to the scope of the service required, with the scope being all (or a combination of) the services described below.

Inception

"STAGE 1" is to establish the client’s requirements and preferences, assess user needs and options, appointment of necessary consultants, establish the project brief including project objectives, priorities, constraints, assumptions, aspirations and strategies, which in broad terms includes the following services:

–  Assisting in developing a clear project brief
–  Attending project initiation meetings
–  Advising on the procurement policy of the project
–  Defining the quantity surveyors scope of work and services
–  Concluding the terms of the client/quantity surveyor professional services agreement with the client
–  Advising on economic factors affecting the project
–  Providing necessary information within the agreed scope of the project to the other professional consultant

and for which the following deliverables are applicable:

–  Agreed scope of work
–  Agreed services
–  Signed client/quantity surveyor professional services agreement

Concept & Viability

"STAGE 2" is to prepare and finalise the project concept in accordance with the brief including the scope, scal, character, form, function and preliminary programme and viability of the project, which in broad terms includes the following services:

–  Agreeing the documentation programme with the principal consultant and other professional consultants
–  Attending design and consultants’ meetings
–  Reviewing and evaluating design concepts and advising on viability in conjunction with the other professional consultants
–  Receiving relevant data and cost estimates from the other professional consultants
–  Preparing preliminary and elemental or equivalent estimates of construction cost
–  Assisting the client in preparing a financial viability report
–  Auditing space allocation against the initial brief
–  Liasing, co-operating and providing necessary information to the client, principal consultant and other professional consultants

and for which the following deliverables are applicable:

–  Preliminary estimate(s) of construction cost
–  Elemental or equivalent estimate(s) of construction cost
–  Space allocation audit for the project

Design Development

"STAGE 3" is to develop the approved concept to finalise the design, outline specifications, cost plan, financial viability and programme for the projct, which in broad terms includes the following services:

–  Reviewing the documentation programme with the principal consultant and other professional consultants
–  Attending design and consultants’ meetings
–  Reviewing and evaluating design and outline specifications and exercising cost control in conjunction with the other professional consultants
–  Receiving relevant data and cost estimates from the other professional consultants
–  Preparing detailed estimates of construction cost
–  Assisting the client in preparing a financial viability report
–  Commenting on space and accommodation allowances and preparing an area schedule
–  Liasing, co-operating and providing necessary information to the client, principal consultant and other professional consultants

and for which the following deliverables are applicable:

–  Detailed estimate(s) of construction cost
–  Area schedule

Documentation & Procurement

"STAGE 4" is to prepare the construction and procurement documentation, confirm and implement the procurement strategies and procedures for effective and timeous procurement of necessary resources for the execution of the project, which in broad terms includes the following services:

–  Attending design and consultants’ meetings
–  Assisting the principal consultant int he formulation of the procurement strategy for contarctors, subcontractors and suppliers
–  Reviewing working drawings for compliance with the approved budget of construction cost and/or financial viability
–  Preparing documentation for both principal and subcontract procurement
–  Assisting the principal consultant with calling of tenders and/or negotiation of prices
–  Assisting with financial evaluation of tenders
–  Assisting with preparation of contract documentation for signature

and for which the following deliverables are applicable:

–  Budget of construction cost
–  Tender documentation
–  Financial evaluation of tenders
–  Priced contract documentation

Construction

"STAGE 5" is to manage, administer and monitor the construction contracts and processes, including the preparation and co-ordination of the procedures and documentation to facilitate practical compeltion of the works, which in broad terms includes the following services:

–  Attending the site handover
–  Preparing pro-active estimates for proposed variations for client decision-making
–  Attending regular site, technical and progress meetings
–  Adjudicating and resolving financial claims by the contractor(s)
–  Assisting in the resolution of contractual claims by the contractor(s)
–  Establishing and maintaining a financial control system
–  Preparing valuations for payment certificates to be issued by the principal agent- Preparing final account(s) for the works on a progressive basis

and for which the following deliverables are applicable:

–  Schedule(s) of predicted cash flow
–  Estimates for proposed variations
–  Financial control reports
–  Valuations for payment certificates
–  Progressive and draft final account(s)

Close-Out

"Stage 6" is to fulfill and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate effective completion, handover and operation of the project, which in broad terms includes the following:

–  Concluding final account(s)
–  Preparing valuations for payment certificates to be issued by the principal agent

and for which the following deliverables are applicable:

–  Valuations for payment certificate
–  Final account(s)

Keywords: Financial Viability, Principal Consultant, Quantity Surveyors

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