QS support in a post-Covid world

The country is at last emerging from lockdown restrictions and businesses are striving to get ahead of the game. But as construction gets back on track, what is your recovery strategy? Are you facing the challenge of increased overheads and price rises or has your revenue taken a hit?

ProQS can help you with our three-point quantity surveying support plan.

1. Analysing your cost data and identifying your margins

We’re already seeing some businesses being highly competitive in an attempt to win tenders. It may be tempting to cut your prices to boost your turnover and get your people back to work. But you need to know what your business can stand.

ProQs will analyse where your costs have escalated and take a professional look at all your cost data. By telling you what your margins are, you can make an informed decision about your pricing.

2. Negotiating contract changes to reflect changing market prices

With many projects being delayed or put on hold, how have prices changed since you originally quoted? How has your supply chain been affected and are their rates reflective of the work they’re going to do?  What about the price of materials?

Hopefully your contract takes account of pricing fluctuations in the Ts&Cs. If you need to change the price, you need a mechanism for valuing those changes. That’s where ProQS comes in. Your customer is far more likely to accept the changes if they’re properly valued. We are able to help you with a thorough analysis of your procurement and supply chain costs and we can work with your clients to negotiate different arrangements.

3. Reviewing the financial stability of your supply chain

Are your suppliers financially secure or is there a risk they may fail to deliver? Are your clients going to be in a position to pay you? It’s vital to carry out financial health checks on your supply chain or your own financial health could be put in jeopardy. ProQS can conduct this review for you.

To get you in good shape as construction projects swing into top gear,  arrange a post-lockdown financial health check with our RICS-regulated QS team. Call us now on 01206 654003 or email: info@proqs.co.uk.

Get help now

If you are looking for some QS advice in the Post-COVID world – now or in the future get in contact with us today for an initial chat or call us today on 01206 654003






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