- act as the client’s agent to administer the contract impartially between both parties (client and contractor)
- be responsible for ensuring that the contract documentation is appropriate (there are many different types of contract)
- carry out periodic site visits to monitor progress and provide any additional design information as necessary
The Contract Administration role will generally include:
- Inviting and processing tenders.
- Preparing contract documents for execution.
- Seeking instructions from the client in relation to the contract.
- Issuing instructions such as variations, or making good defects.
- Chairing construction progress meetings.
- Preparing and issuing construction progress reports.
- Ensuring that project documentation is issued to the client.
- Issuing certificates of practical completion and interim certificates.
- Collating and issuing schedules of defects.
- Issuing the certificate of making good defects.
- Issuing the final certificate.
The contract documents should include a Schedule of Works, this is a contract document that lists the works required on a project. Miriam Layton can prepare the schedule of works, which will be given to contractors for pricing.
- the structure is built in compliance with the building contract, the planning permission, Building Regulations and Health and Safety requirements
- the proper carrying out and completion of construction works and for health and safety provisions on the site
- managing the builder’s programme of works and organising the work on site
- notifying the client about any expected problems.
You can find more information on the South Thames Gateway website and here.
Please get in touch if you have any questions