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PSE Associates provide professional Quantity Surveying services to a number of brand leaders in the leisure, retail and commercial sectors.

We have a detailed understanding of the specific requirements of these industries and have tailored the traditional Quantity Surveying role to suit. We also apply this experience with “ad-hoc” private clients in these sectors; as well as providing services for office, residential and educational developments.

We ensure that we maintain a close working relationship with all our clients and adapt our consultancy services to suit their specific requirements. PSE Associates work as part of a team and provide Quantity Surveying expertise and cost advice from inception through to completion and the agreement of the final account.

Our services can be used at an early stage of a project to determine the viability of a scheme and/or assign a development budget by undertaking an initial order of cost study. As the design is developed with other design team members, cost planning and further cost checks can be implemented subject to complexity of the scheme, to ensure that the estimated scheme cost can be reviewed against the budget at various stages. If necessary, value engineering can be applied to allow the scheme design to be adapted to retain the target budget cost set.

We have experience in single, serial and two-stage methods of tendering where appropriate, together with compiling a schedule of rates to ensure a rapid commencement on-site whilst ensuring that a competitive environment is maintained. We are equally used to working with contractors on a negotiation or partnered basis.

PSE Associates are committed to their involvement in any project and do not merely report and record building costs but are proactive in ensuring that we advise, manage and forecast costs to ensure value and budgetary control is maintained at all times during the construction process.

We not only deal with the traditional building contract aspects of developments but are also experienced in dealing with procurement and cost managing of direct suppliers and sub-contractors on our clients’ behalf. This service often includes procurement of “best value” from direct suppliers, raising orders on behalf of clients, scheduling deliveries to coincide with the main project programme and then checking and approving supplier and subcontractor invoices.

PSE Associates full consultancy Quantity Surveying services includes the following:

  • Preparation of detailed elemental cost estimate for client approval.
  • Discussions with client regarding proposals.
  • Attending site acquisition meetings, preparing and agreeing work schedules and specifications in connection with works to be carried out by developers prior to handing over for fitting out works.
  • Involvement in design team meetings as the design develops to ensure that any “refinements” do not dramatically affect the elemental cost estimate.
  • Discussions and advice with the client and other design team members regarding drawings and schedules prior to tender.
  • Preparation of tender documentation, contract preliminaries, specification, schedule of works and, where appropriate, Bills of Quantities.
  • Tendering works to a select list of contractors or negotiation with single a contractor.
  • Receipt of tenders, detailed analysis and compiling of tender report on results.
  • Attendance at pre-start and post-contract meetings.
  • Preparation and issue of contract documentation.
  • Assistance with obtaining direct purchase quotations and subsequent analysis, issuing of orders and checking of interim and final invoices, etc.
  • Regular attendance at site meetings as necessary to ensure effective cost control and reporting.
  • Agreement of interim valuations and final accounts.
  • Issuing of final cost report and preparation of revised capital statements showing actual expenditure.
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