The utilisation of the Public Works Contract in common place with all projects that receive public funding and O’Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates have extensive experience in the administration and management of the Contract. Our method of management and administration of the contract has been honed and modified through lessons learned, adverse commercial outcomes and through experience. Our team within O’Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates have qualifications in Law, Project Management and Contract Administration and Construction Law.
Our attention to detail ensures that the Contract Documents issued for tender are robust and limit the risk to our Clients during the Construction Stage. The procurement process we follow complies with the OGP Guidelines and varies from single stage to 2-stage tenders including suitability assessments and comprehensive tender assessment reports.
Our teams can not only manage the tender process but also the Construction Process where we fulfil the roles of Employer’s Representative and Resident Engineer for each form of Public Works Contract. The premise of our approach is to ensure we are accurate, diligent, and thorough and that are records can withstand scrutiny.
As Employer’s Representative we administer the Contract on behalf of our Clients which includes management of payment certificates and final account, assessment and determination of claims and other submissions from the Contractor. We have extensive experience in the dispute processes including Project Board, Conciliation and Arbitration where we have received successful outcomes for our clients.
O’Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates have helped our clients in recent months and years in the negotiation and delivery of various frameworks including the Covid Cooperation Framework and the current Material Inflation Framework. The main tool that O’Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates provide our clients is our people and their experience in the successful delivery of projects. The Public Works Contract and its requirements can be straight forward if the records are accurate, the correspondence is diligent and the manner of communication with the Contractor, Client and locals is clear and fair.
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