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Middle East & Africa

Quantity Surveying


Driver Trett are able to offer clients both pre-contract and post-contract professional services.

Pre-contract commercial and tender administration services

Pre-contract services are essential for maintaining proper contractual, programming and financial control from the earliest stages. This will help to avoid problems such as prejudice to tender prospects, uncertainty over contract terms, lack of identifiable intent and method statements, disparity between scope of work and price, and the unwitting acceptance of onerous terms.

The costs for failures at pre-contract stage can be considerable. Driver Trett provides a broad scope of strategic management and pre-contract services including:

  • Assessment of contract conditions prior to ratification to ensure proper representation of agreements made
  • Assistance through tender negotiations
  • Commercial appraisal of an enquiry or contract documentation
  • Commercial feasibility studies and budgeting
  • Contract formation
  • Cost estimating and control
  • Establishing document recording systems
  • Procurement of tenders and the formulation of agreements
  • Production of schedules of quantities
  • Production of tender and contract documentation
  • Project planning (including assistance with the presentation of tender programming and method statements)
  • Risk assessment (analysis of documents to identify potentially onerous conditions)
  • Tender assessment
  • Value engineering

Post-contract commercial, programme and contract administration

Driver Trett provides a range of services to secure tight financial and contractual control of a project by minimising costs, maximising value and controlling contractual risk. A full and active role in the post-contract management period is designed to optimise the client’s financial and contractual position. Furthermore this can be provided at the highest level through strategic management expertise.

Driver Trett also provides a range of post contract commercial services including:

  • Acting as employer’s representative
  • Advising on contractual issues
  • Cost and commercial monitoring and controls
  • Establishment of reporting systems
  • Financial management of subcontractors’ accounts
  • Measurement of work completed
  • Preparation of financial and contractual status reports for funders and client bodies
  • Preparation of interim payment applications and valuations
  • Preparation and negotiation of final accounts
  • Secondment of staff for client commercial assistance
  • Valuation of variations, increased costs and dayworks
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