Construction Quantity Surveying Consultancy

Building and Construction Quantity Surveying

HCQS provides a unique, nationwide, pre and post contract commercial service for clients and contractors alike that focuses on minimising risk and maximising return.

HCQS provides a cost effective, fully managed service that has the benefit not only of the knowledge of our excellent staff but also the support of our highly experienced management team, who are always there to assist when it really matters.

The business has extensive knowledge of the construction process and many years’ experience of managing the commercial and contractual aspects of construction on behalf of contracting and client organisations alike.

With a variety of private and public sector clients in commercial, custodial, data centre, defence, education, health, industrial, IT, pharmaceutical, residential/hotel, retail, stadia, transport, our in-depth experience of engineering services has proved invaluable to our clients.


Pre Contract

HCQS has vast experience of cost planning, pre-tender estimating, value engineering, tendering for clients and contractors and the production work schedule, specification and of bills of quantities in various formats including:

  • SMM7
  • NRM 1-2
  • CESMM 3
  • Highway

HCQS provide OJEU compliance and advice upon the threshold of tenders.

Tender review, contract analysis and preparation of contract documents can be undertaken by professionals experienced in both quantity surveying and legal support.

HCQS can provide project specific risk analysis services. This analysis can be based upon client-specific formats if required.

HCQS provide market testing capability.

Procurement and supply chain management services are provided generally as part of a project brief, usually undertaken in conjunction with the rest of the project team.

Interim applications/valuations and the agreement of such are an integral part of the HCQS service provided. Cash flow forecasting services are also undertaken should the client require it.

Variation and compensation event pricing, negotiation and final account agreement are routinely carried out by HCQS, who can provide this service either on a day rate basis or as a lump sum to be dependent upon the client’s requirements.

Cost and value reports / reconciliation can be produced by HCQS, usually in conjunction with the project team. This service can be based upon client-specific formats if required.

Contractual notices and correspondence can be produced by HCQS staff, utilising knowledge of all types of standard contract documentation and are able to work with non-standard forms.

Sub-contractor account management can be undertaken by our experienced quantity surveyors. This service can be provided to a range of clients including building contractors, end-user clients and management contractors alike.

Risk management of sub-contract accounts can be executed either as part of an on-going project brief, or as an independent exercise to give cost certainty.

Contractual management can be provided on an on-going basis as part of a project brief and defence of claims can be undertaken should the need arise.

HCQS professionals are regularly appointed to provide independent quantum and technical analysis in connection with construction disputes, including formal expert witness appointments and support to ADR procedures including mediation and dispute review boards.

Arbitration and litigation support can also be provided in terms of assisting with the disclosure process, advising on specific evidence requirements and financial risk analysis

Commercial advice can be provided at any level by our highly experienced and flexible management team.

Our services can take the form of full time assistance to manage a project through from start to finish or temporary assistance to supplement a short-term assignment.

HCQS are proud to offer a managed and flexible service tailored to our clients’ varying needs.

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