Quantity surveyors measuring for construction take-off

Commercial Management

Quantity Surveyors and Cost Managers

Maximise your value for money



We understand our clients’ need to achieve maximum value for money

Our quantity surveyors typically manage design and construction cost through the full project lifecycle, from initial brief to completion and handover. Throughout this commercial management process, we consider both the strategic context and tactical environment to identify options and promote effective decision making. We are always focused on achieving the required project outcomes.


Our quantity surveyors are experienced in subcontractor procurement and management.

Our professionals operate to your organisations commercial management procedures or use our best-practice procedures if these are not available.

We deliver activities such as procurement scheduling, subcontractor tendering, tender recommendations, subcontractor appointment meetings and subcontractor / supplier contracting.

Our procurement specialists also undertake strategic procurement activities. This includes public and utilities sector procurement, framework procurement and strategic supplier engagement.


Estimating and cost planning

We work closely with contractors bid-teams in the business critical area of estimating expertise. Our estimators all have extensive construction contractor experience to ensure that tender gains are maximised and tender losses are minimised.

We also support asset-owners with cost planning and benchmarking services. Our cost managers are experienced in delivering as part of an integrated design team, for example using the RIBA Plan of Work.

We follow our commercial management procedures or use our own best practice procedures and templates as required.


Contract management

We are experienced in providing contract management services across a wide variety of standard forms of construction contract such as NEC, JCT, ICE and bespoke forms.

Our quantity surveyors provide contract administration expertise. This includes services such as measurement and valuation of works, change control / variations and payment certification.

We provide advice on the forms of contract to use for different projects and purposes and also advise on contract secondary options. We are also experienced in contract engrossment, ensuring that the critical contract variables and controls are included in your contract documentation prior to execution.

Both contractors and asset owners have significantly benefitted from our ‘contract close-out’ services. Concluding the contract and commercial management processes on projects that are complete can provide significant organisational benefit. This allows the core project team to move on more rapidly or augments your team if project team members have left your organisation.


Forecasting and reporting

Our quantity surveyors are highly skilled in undertaking project cost forecasts. We are adept at considering actual cost and forecast costs and performing the internal and external valuations and adjustments required for CVR reporting.

We are proficient in considering cost, time, opportunity, risk, scope, change, benefit and quality as part of our reporting services.

We are used to operating under different commercial management reporting procedures or can use our own best practice procedures and templates as required.


Commercial strategy

We will energise your commercial strategy at a project, programme or portfolio level.

We have experience ranging from £1.5bn commercial portfolio strategies to under £0.5m commercial project strategies.

Our solutions include contract strategy, supply chain strategy, framework strategy, commercial modelling, programme efficiencies and more.

We work with you to define, plan and optimise your commercial management outcomes.


Disagreements and disputes

Not all projects perform to plan. When this occurs we are ready to provide professional advice to help the parties reconcile any commercial differences.

We provide ‘disagreement services’ when a commercial issue arises and an independent view of both the contract position and a ‘fair and reasonable’ position is required. We work to review both the entitlement to any claim and its associated quantum. Achieving an early settlement to any disagreement can avoiding the cost and business disruption of more formal proceedings.

If a formal dispute does crystalise, we can provide commercial management support to adjudication, arbitration or litigation processes.


Are you short of a commercial resource or two?

We have a team of quantity surveyors ready to help. Find out how our great people can slot into your existing team.

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