Construction Contract Drafting Support
Our Commercial Associates complement Legal Advice by focusing on producing the project/industry specific content which is required to provide both clarity and control to Construction Contracts.
We use our significant experience in managing large-scale Heat Network infrastructure programmes to guide our Clients, and ensure that the following are tightly reflected in Construction contracts;
Detailed Scope of Works
Seeking to avoid the ever-growing proportion of Heat Network construction contracts, which have disputes and price adjustments based on inadequate detailing of either Scope and Outputs.
We provide our clients with documented clarity regarding commonly encountered construction risks which often give rise to both time and cost claims. We particularly ensure that the contract is clear on what risks are agreed and foreseeable.
Best Practice – Practical Clauses
Using our reference best practice delivery, Heat Network Associates can provide appropriate requirements, contents and templates for day to day essential processes, including;
- Site Management Duties
- Design Change
- Stakeholder Management
Heat Network Associates provide guidance on events which should give rise to; non-conformances, deficiency points, and advise regarding how to pre-estimate Liquidated Damages.
In-Construction: Contract Governance
We have significant competence in leading in the delivery of Contract Governance in Construction.
Heat Network Associates can act as; Project Manager (NEC III), Engineer (ICC) or Contract Administrator (JCT) and are uniquely experienced in representing our Clients interests through professionally managing:
- Impartial Contract Management
- Contractor Compliance
- Programme, and Critical Path Reviews
- The Awarding of Deficiency Points and Penalties
- Assessment of time and cost claims and variations
- Quantity Surveying
- Chairing Coordination Meetings
- Stakeholder Management
- Dispute Resolution
- Performance/Claim Management
Our Associates possess extensive experience in supporting both public and private sector Heat Network Infrastructure procurement processes, and can offer specialist support including:
- Production of detailed tender packs.
- Market Engagement/Supply Chain Analysis.
- Soft Market Testing.
- Drafting Quality Questions specific to the industry/project requirements.
- Drafting Technical Questions to establish and measure genuine competence.
- Evaluation criteria and assessment tools.
- Supplier Engagement and Presentations.
Procurement of the right delivery partners is an essential component in building long-term infrastructure projects, and the most important element of our support is our ability to identify and measure the difference between “generic answers” and those that have been developed based on the project and client’s unique requirements.
Our Associates are experienced in performing central roles, taking visions (concepts) through to delivery and operation (reality). This unique level of practitioner experience makes Heat Network Associates an exceptional source of Programme Management.
We offer Associates who are qualified MSP Practitioners (Managing Successful Programmes). Who have successfully managed several 3-5 year strategic city-wide Heat Network Programmes.
Our key differentiator is our Associates’ Senior Level experience across all functions which align to deliver a successful scheme including;