Our work with Main Contractors
Most of our work with main contractors involves assistance with their tendering process. We work with companies all over the UK to provide them with a valuable resource.
One of the biggest challenges facing main contractors, certainly at estimating stage of a project, is getting cost coverage across all trades. Adhering to multiple bid deadlines will inevitably put pressure on resources and this is an area in which we can assist. Whether you need complete pricing across all trade packages, or just a particular niche trade or service we can help.
Reliable Sub Contractors
We have a network of reliable sub-contractors ready to provide competitive pricing. Ideally we would receive the enquiry with as much time as possible. We will let you know straight away whether or not we have someone suitable for the work.
Once all the tenders have been submitted we can help you to streamline the follow up process. One phone call with us and we will speak to all of the relevant sub contractors and provide them with pricing feedback.
We can also provide extra capacity for estimating or contract management if required. Whether to cover staff shortage or a spike in demand. Similarly, we can also provide permanent recruitment if you are looking for a more long term solution. Whether it is Estimators, Contract Managers, Site Managers or Administrators, we can help.
If you have any packages that you would like us to price, then please send them to email@example.com. We have sub-contractors in all trade areas across the whole of the UK.
Our estimating services are here to price your tenders when you are too busy. Are you looking for professional, accurate and affordable estimating services but finding it hard to find a reliable estimator? We can help you price more tenders, and win more work, allowing you to concentrate on the other aspects of your business.
Estimating and costing is our main area of work. We take the details from the plans and specifications and merge them into our schedules, from here we then measure all work items to provide a fully detailed tender showing quantities, unit rates, sub totals and the all-important total. We go further and can prepare breakdowns for materials, labour, subcontract costs, plant etc so you know what allowances have been made. The schedules can be used to buy materials and even help with stage payments. We break everything down to the smallest detail to ensure all items get allowed for within your tender. We price all building works in all sectors, project values ranging from a few hundred, to multi million pounds.
We offer a comprehensive project management service. This can be for the entire duration of the project or just during those times when you need extra capacity.
This includes production and continuous monitoring of a construction programme utilising professional software. This is essential to track site progress and ensure all sub-contractors are aware of the key dates.
We also review project documentation requirements to produce an Information Release Schedule detailing what information is required at each stage of the project. This will ensure that all consultants are aware of the timelines and therefore will issue the correct information at the correct time.
We can also provide a design review to identify long lead time items (production of the project Procurement Schedule to ensure all key items are ordered at the right time), Early issues with design or site co-ordination and Value Engineering options.
Other areas of assistance include managing the documentation process ensuring all information is up to date and all sub-contractors have been issued the latest amendments and checking all drawing revisions to ensure all changes have been incorporated. Managing the professional team (architect, structural engineer, services consultants) by chairing pre-construction and site meetings, issuing formal meeting minutes and coordinating design changes.
We offer a comprehensive contract administration service. This can be for the entire duration of the project or just during those times when you need extra capacity. As the project moves along we can help manage your relationships with your sub contractors and your supply chain and ensure that you get accurate pricing from reliable contractors.
Other areas of this service include compiling accurate scopes of work to issue to sub-contractors for pricing, liaison with sub-contractors regarding on site progress and quality and negotiations with sub-contractors to ensure any variations are captured and priced accordingly.