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Pre-contract and post-contract stages

The building designers involvement varies with each type of development depending on defined levels of responsibility required by the client. At the picture illustrates the main differences between the design and build and the traditional procurement processes. The traditional stages in the creation of a new building can be defined as pre-contract prior to commencement of work on site, describing the building in theoretical terms and post-contract once construction has commenced.

Procurement processes.

The pre-contract stage includes the following: Inception Meeting the client, receiving the clients brief, starting to collect survey information, initial design ideas and programming the design period. Feasibility Formulating the design brief, including contributions from all the consultants, considering basic options. Outline proposals Establishing a concept in principle from the design brief requirements, obtaining outline advice from interested authorities. Scheme design Developing an agreed idea into a coherent working proposition, obtaining approvals from interested authorities. Detail design Fully developing the idea, incorporating specialist design work for structures, electrical and heating installations, etc. Construction information Detailed working drawings and specifications defining all the elements in the new building. Measurement Preparation of bills of quantity with numerical measurement of all the materials and labors required to construct the new building. Tendering arrangements Obtaining competitive prices from a number of selected contractors. Pre-contract planning Analysis of tenders and exchange of contracts between the client and the successful contractor to construct the building as designed; confirmation of construction methodology and construction programming. The post-contract stage includes the following: Construction on site Supervision, inspections, approvals and valuations.

Completion Handover to client and user occupation, correction of defects, completion of contract requirements and settlement of the final account.

QUANTITY SURVEYOR / ESTIMATOR (PRE & POST CONTRACT)


Confidential Company - Doha, Qatar

Ref. JB1791085

Job Description
PRE CONTRACT STAGE; Scrutinize, review of tender drawings/documents for discrepancies, additional BoQ items/scope and incorporating within the tender offer; Liaise with consultant regarding ambiguities contract work scope and seek clarifications there to. Quantity Take Off for all Civil elements (manually, A-CAD) based on pricing preambles and compiling the Tender BoQ with description. Analysis of rates for Labour, Material and Plant (fixed and variable) and thus assist build up costing, pricing and analysis of direct and indirect cost for the BOQ items. Maintain vendors data base, Floating Enquiries to subcontractors and suppliers. Analyze and compare quotations received at bid stage and clarifying exclusions/qualifications within. Compilation of tender/bid offer submissions. Any additional task assigned by superior / reporting head. POST CONTRACT STAGE; Preparing and agreeing payments applications/valuations so that payment is received in accordance with the terms of the contract conditions; Works progress. Maintain logs for claims and thereby agreeing variations/change orders. Preparing and compiling variation claim document with all relevant substantiation to the satisfaction of the Engineer/Employer. Prepare & Compile Final Accounts Payment application with relevant substantiation and documents as per contract obligations. Analyze and Recommend Subcontract payment application based on actual progress of S/C work. Attend progress meetings and provide updates to Client with projection of costs as required; Visit Site as and when required to monitor progress, Preparing Payment Application / progress payment claim against Value of Work done for measured works, Variations/Change orders, Material On-Site/Off-Site, Fluctuations, Special payments in accordance with contract; Any additional task assigned by superior / reporting head.

Skills
- Hands-on experience in quantification and costing (estimation), tendering and effective subcontract procurement procedure, Contract Administration. -Knowledge of QCS / SMM / Local CoC / FIDIC forms of contracts adhering to technocommercial, contractual and construction process for building and infrastructure developments.

-Ability to demonstrate commitment to job, working within a team framework and being as a part of team, Proactive, Service minded, result oriented, and pleasant with good interpersonal communication skill. -Well organized, lateral thinking and ability to work effectively and independently under pressure to meet deadlines. -Computer Literate (MS-Office, Auto-CAD).