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Pre Construction Stage in Projects

At this stage the project brief should be finalised, a preferred option agreed and the detailed design should be delivered within the identified parameters of cost, time and quality. Clear definition of the project is necessary in order to attain a successful outcome.
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Preconstruction encompasses the development of the detailed design, formulation of the tender documentation, undertaking the tender process and concluding the contract documentation. The choice of procurement route will determine how much of these stages overlap but by the start of this stage, a number of issues will have been addressed and actions taken, including the following:
Feasibility completed
LSC support for preferred option attained
Alternative site secured, disposals agreed
Surveys and statutory requirements concluded
Statutory authorities, utilities information concluded including consultation with the planning offices
Development cost plan prepared
Project team appointed. This should include main contractor representation as soon as is practical.
Project execution plan and programme established
Statutory Obligations
It is the duty of the design team to effect compliance with a statutory control and attain the appropriate consents e.g. consents for planning, Building Regulations, means of escape. Planning approvals can be a complex process and may require the appointment of specialist consultant to assist in attaining a successful approval.
Value Engineering
This is a process of examining the function of a building to ensure that it is delivered in the most cost effective way. It involves reviewing the design proposals at each stage of the design process to analyse whether client objectives have been achieved without over design or specification and at minimum cost. In major and complex projects this process may be best facilitated by a specialist in this field. In less complex projects this can be lead by the project manager.

At this stage the project brief should be finalised, a preferred option agreed and the detailed design should be delivered within the identified parameters of cost, time and quality. Clear definition of the project is necessary in order to attain a successful outcome. (Read more..)

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Tender Process

The tender process will be dictated by the choice of the procurement route. This will include short listing contractors including compliance with the European Union directives, issuing tender documentation, receiving tenders, tender interviews and selection. As an alternative to this competitive tendering process, tenders may be negotiated where this proves to be a better option for obtaining value for money. (Read more..)

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Key points while entering into a joint venture in the Middle East

by James Bremen

The use of joint ventures or consortiums are attractive because they allow contractors, consultants and financiers to team up and offer owners a single interface for all needs of a project.

Owners are increasingly requiring that consortiums be formed to provide a single point responsibility and to ensure bidders have the ability to perform the scope of work.

In light of this development, this article seeks to highlight some of the key legal and practical issues, which should be considered when entering into a joint venture or consortium agreement. The term “consortium” is used throughout the article to refer to both “consortium” and “joint venture.” (Read more..)

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Tendering Tips and Traps

This article will touch on some of the fundamental legal aspects of the tendering process relating to construction and engineering projects and offer some guidance on how best to avoid problems during this crucial stage of contract formation. Tendering for large and complex construction or engineering projects can be a very expensive exercise for employers and tenderers alike. However, it would be money well spent if the objectives of tendering were achieved. (Read more..)

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Two stage tendering

Two-stage tendering is slowly being recognised in the Middle East as a potential way to achieve an employer’s objectives and reduce risk, writes EMILY LAWRENCE*. (Read more..)

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What should Clients do when dealing with one tenderer only?

By Samer H Skaik

Sometimes, clients face difficulty to procure projects due to absence of competitors. The risk of how to secure value for money is extremely high when dealing with one single contractor to quote and execute the works. This article gives significant guidelines for which client can follow to minimize such risk and achieve value for money:

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