Employers Agent / Contract Administration

Carter’s Building Consultancy offer employers agent and contract administration services for clients who are constructing new projects via design and build or traditional building procurements.

Having contracts in place give security for our clients and contractors which also provides cost certainty for your new project. We can undertake pre and post contract management duties of the project. Inline with the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015 (CDM).

Carter’s Building Consultancy (CBC) can act as Principle Designer to mitigate any potential risk prior to any construction works. To maintain value for money and to stay in line with the client budget, it is recommended that the project is sent to out to tender using a procurement method to suit your needs; this can include a full detailed design with a detailed specification; including a schedule of works, itemising every element, making this competitive, or listing a full set of client requirements where contractors are competing for the works and giving you cost certainty throughout the duration of the project.

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Scope of Services

CBC’s appointment would provide the following professional discipline services:

  • Client design meeting.

  • Produce design programme outlining each design stage and show and anticipated construction start date.

  • Produce detailed Schedule of works for tender or client requirements

  • Produce Preliminarily document for tender.

  • Produce Preambles document for tender (workmanship standards and quality control).

  • Compile all drawings from sub consultants, making changes to construction drawings (CBC proposed plan) correlating to schedule of works.

  • Send detailed specification out to tender to 4-5 main contractors and meet with contractors on site to run through works.

  • Tender analysis & report

Carter's can undertake on site contract administration including issuing of JCT contracts.

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Scope of Site Administration Services

  • Building Surveyor including Lead Consultant, Design and Project Management Services.

The Building Surveyor appointment would be provided in accordance with the RICS Conditions of Engagement for building surveying services, building works stages E to H.
As Project Building Surveyor and Lead Consultant we would be responsible for the co-ordination and management of the Design Team, and thereby the appointment extends to include the provision of specific Project Management Services.

This will include but will not be limited to the following duties:

Carter-Zub - Contract administration
  • Appoint an asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey, including site visit.

  • Production of tender documents including a JCT contracts

  • Chair pre start and progress meetings.

  • Contract administration duties for the contract period including issuing instructions, payment certificates and minutes.

  • Quality monitoring of the works – one site inspection per week during the course of construction work.

  • Compile information for CDM Health and Safety file ready for contractor to issue on completion.

  • Sign off inspections.

  • Agreeing of final account.

  • Defects liability period inspections.

Do not hesitate to contact CBC to see how we can help with your building needs