Construction Law/QS' roles in Turnkey contract
QUESTION: I am a student, currently taking Quantity Surveying course. I would like to ask the roles of QS in Turnkey contract, is there any different with other contract type?
ANSWER: Dear Nick
The QS tasks and Key Result Areas remain same, however in Turnkey project role will vary considerably if you as a QS are working from Contractor's Side or Employer's Side or may be from a Specialist Consultant side.
The QS on a turnkey project must be fully aware with Design Stages and impact on cost due to any design enhancement. The buildability of Employer’s requirements must also be known to the QS.
Please follow-up with your specific query in this regard if you have any.
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QUESTION: I would like to ask if the QS work from employer/client' side, what is the task of QS?
Followig are the typical tasks by a QS, representing Client on a turnkey project:
To understand and manage the financial and risk implications of all assigned business
Prepares proposals which consider all aspects of the business process
To receive and process commercial information
Prepare Contractual/commercial documents, review contractual drafts and final editions
Organise complex contractual documentation
Offer direction and instruction by identifying, analysing and developing responses to
commercial and contractual risks
Ensure that all stakeholders, such as administration, operations, and finance understand
and adhere to contractual obligations, reflecting them accurately
Provides advice on commercial and contractual claims
Keep track of:
Risk / cause and effect
Standard contract formats / terms and conditions
Cash requirement projections, flows and cash effects
Strategic establishment in related geographic areas
Procurement of Specialist Contractor’s and/or Consultants including third parties
Should be able to stipulate Employer’s requirements
Change Order management, review and approvals.
Hope this helps.