Service : Construction Contract Administration

The best way to avoid a dispute is to prevent it

A Venerus Advisory Partners Contract Administrator (CA) is the first line of defense in a project’s dispute avoidance system.

Aided by an intimate knowledge of the contract combined with a “bird’s-eye” view of the project context, CA’s can often spot emerging problems. By proactively liaising with project personnel and promptly addressing problems using the appropriate contract mechanisms – our CA’s mitigate the risks and disappointments associated with poor compliance.

Involve us early

By involving Venerus Advisory Partners at the time of contract formation, you can establish a contract that is thoughtfully aligned to your risk appetite, internal practices and processes – thereby increasing your capability to conform to even the toughest of terms.

Understand and preserve your rights

Venerus Advisory Partners understands construction contracts. We can translate dense “legalese” into plain language for project personnel so they know what to do – and what not to do – right from the beginning of the project.

When you are forced to agree to onerous terms and conditions in order to get the business, Venerus Advisory Partners contract administration capabilities are invaluable. We will work diligently to preserve your rights to ensure timely submission of claims for payment or extensions of time, as well keep critical records to support those claims.

Venerus understands construction contracts. We can translate dense “legalese” into plain language for project personnel so they know what to do – and what not to do…

Manage for success

By having Venerus oversee the contract administration, you can ensure you meet all client expectations regarding the contract, helping to preserve a strong and healthy relationship.

By actively managing their construction contracts, we help protect our clients from scope creep, unmanaged change and delay, each of which can have a profound effect on profitability.

  • Developing and executing procurement plans
  • Developing and negotiating contract documents
  • Preparing contract documents for execution
  • Administrating change control procedures
  • Considering claims
  • Chairing/attending progress meetings
  • Preparing and issuing progress reports
  • Co-ordinating and instructing site inspectors
  • Agreeing on commissioning and testing procedures
  • Agreeing on defects reporting procedures
  • Ensuring that project documentation is issued
  • Issuing certificates of substantial completion
  • Collating and issuing schedules of defects
  • Issuing the certificate of making good defects
  • Issuing the certificate of final completion

What our clients are saying

“Not just a procurement expert, but a lawyer as well.  Being able to do ‘double duty’ (procurement/law), combined with an action-oriented approach helped us negotiate complex contracts at an unusually high speed. Venerus Advisory Partners got it done.”

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