Procurement & Construction

By: Lab-works  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Procurement


Let's be honest, cost is the bottom line. Everyone wants the best possible price and the traditional way of getting this is through tendering the construction work.

However there are times where it is more important to get value for money, where there is a need for a special quality of work for the right price. Therefore a negotiated contract may be more appropriate.

In other situations fast-tracking or other considerations will determine other methods of selecting the contractors and determining a fair cost.

Whatever your requirements, talk to us on what procurement method will best suit your needs.


Contract Administration and Construction Observation are the two roles that establish control of the building process on your behalf.

We represent you (as the Principal to the contract), issue all directions to the contractor, and administer the contract impartially between you and the contractor.

To do this we visit the site regularly, answer questions and resolve problems, instruct rectification work (if required), hold site meetings, and manage the paperwork that runs the contract.

Post Occupancy

Your project is all shiny and new, and you have moved in. Champagne flows at the grand opening, but we haven't finished our job yet.

Sometimes there can be a few little items that don't appear until after you move in. Things may need a tweak here, and adjustment there. We remain involved to ensure that any of these items are resolved.

Keywords: Procurement

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Being registered architects and members for the New Zealand Institute of Architects means we provide comprehensive architectural services, right from initial concepts and feasibility studies through to construction and completion of the project. Also refer to our Specilaised Services for details on the added value services we offer.


Pre-Design & Planning

New site or the existing, entire facility refurbishment or just parts of it, building new or refurbishing an existing building, what happens if we acquire or divulge a division, what are the compliance issues. Many of our clients have found that having an independent review of their functional relationships has a significant improvement in their efficiency and productivity.


Design & Documentation

As we go through the design process together, the options and ideas are refined further and further until we have the best design solution to take forward into the construction documentation. Design work is typically sketchy and includes layout plans and 3-D views so you can understand what you are getting. This can include structural, services, hydraulic, electrical, or process engineers, and quantity surveyors.