CHP extra service options during
1 - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION:-
In traditional forms of contract where the contractor is employed purely for the
construction work and the other members of the team are separately employed by the client, one member of the
team is usually employed to administrate the terms of the building contract.
There are many standard forms of building contract available from organisations such as JCT,
ICC, ACA, FIDIC, NEC, GC. It is beyond the scope of this brief outline to try and evaluate them all here, but
detailed commentary is available.
It is a key task of a contract administrator to choose the best form of contract for the task
in hand. This needs to be done at an early stage because the form of contract determines the responsibilities for
the provision of information and the type of supporting documentation that is needed.
When the type of contract has been selected, the administrator is the person who seeks to
ensure that each party performs their role as defined by the documents. He should do this impartially, even though
his fees will usually be paid by the client or “employer”. Meticulous attention must be paid to the issue of
information, instructions, programming of the works, certification of payment, issuing of notices and other
The issue of certificates and notices frequently falls within the responsibilities of the
contract administrator. Similarly, valuations can be carried out in the absence of a quantity surveyor.
CHP will gladly provide this extra service for the client if required after obtaining all the
Council Approvals and tender prices from selected builders. The fee will be based upon a percentage of
the contract price plus expenses and costs.
2 - PROJECT ADVISOR:-
A lesser service is also offered by CHP as 'Project Adviser'. The duties are less
onerous less time consuming than formal Contract Administration and therefore less expensive to the
This is to provide a back up service to the client, your builder or interior designer as
an informal ‘Project Advisor’ to generally advise on progress, issues affecting time scales and costs together with
To undertake ‘reasonable’ site visits at the clients request, attend to queries or problems
raised by the client, the main contractor, or your interior designer on a ‘ad-hock’ basis and to offer advise
and opinions when requested (all subject to my availability at the time and other current workloads).
To advise the client on circumstances or site issues as deemed necessary.
This service is offered on a negotiated and mutually agreed monthly fee for the duration of
the builders contract period.