How ProQS made a client's business more profitable

It’s not uncommon for businesses to contact ProQS for quantity surveying support because they’ve started work on a construction site without contracts in place, or have taken on additional work outside the existing contract.

Things can quickly start to get messy when it comes to invoicing for the work, leading to delays and disputes which soon start to hit profit margins.

This diagram highlights a real, but typical, situation where a client turned to our quantity surveying expertise to help them turn things around. It shows the steps we undertook to make their business more profitable.

When we stepped in, they didn’t have commercial contracts in place and, consequently, had no contract administration in place.

We immediately started to build up a relationship with their client so we could get effective contract administration up and running. Within four months their cashflow was positive again and they were showing a profit month-on-month.

After eight months, we had continuous commercial management of any issues arising on site and were regularly communicating with our customer’s client. When the job was completed, this made it much more straightforward to agree a total price for all the work with minimal adjustments.

Not only had we helped them to avoid costly disputes, they and their client now had far greater financial certainty.

By keeping contract paperwork up-to-date, there was a proper audit trail and additional costs could be recovered, ensuring a fair price for both parties.

This put our client in pole position to obtain repeat business and to be recommended for other projects. A win-win situation.

If you need professional quantity surveying support with your contract administration or commercial management to make your business more profitable, contact our RICS-regulated team today.

 

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As an incredibly busy independent building company, we knew that having a professional quantity surveyor on the team was an investment we needed to make. Working with Kieron and ProQS has added new functionality and a competitive advantage to the business. Kieron is incredibly good at his job and his knowledge, experience and attention to…

John O’Connell Ltd Commercial Manager Kier Construction Ltd

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