If you are a sub-contractor, a Quantity Surveyor will protect your interests in a construction industry that can be complicated with many potential pitfalls.
Far too often sub-contractors find tenders difficult to navigate, under-quote for materials and labour, or perhaps find themselves in a dispute through no fault of their own.
It’s our job here at SubPort to delve deep into the detail, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s to make sure that sub-contractors are profitable, compliant and less susceptible to risk.
We’re a freelance Quantity Surveyor in Manchester
SubPort is a specialist freelance Quantity Surveyor in Manchester. As a commercial construction consultancy, we provide sub-contractors on Manchester build projects with QS and financial services to prevent them from becoming bogged down in areas of the business that are beyond their own expertise. These include:
• Contract reviews
• Commercial administration
• Settling final accounts
• Retentions and bad debts
• Business reviews including cashflow and profitability
• Representation at meetings
• General commercial advice
We appreciate sub-contractors have little time to dedicate to these areas of the business. By outsourcing these areas of QS expertise to our team here at SubPort, a freelance Quantity Surveyor in Manchester, sub-contractors can concentrate on delivering their own high quality work and services.
Tendering and estimating services
As part of our tendering and estimating services, SubPort complete a PQQ (Pre-Qualification Questionnaire) on behalf of the client which questions their level of experience, capacity and financial standing.
PQQs help main contractors or clients to shortlist sub-contractors for projects so it is important that this is completed correctly.
We also produce a tender book and rate to estimate and produce a bill of quantities. Multi-discipline take offs are also completed to ensure the profitability of the project.
Post-contract and business support services
Post-contract and business support services are essential for protecting a sub-contractor for future contracts. This includes recovering money wrapped up in retentions which sub-contractors often struggle to do.
SubPort’s post-contract and business support services also include a Lessons Learnt Review which determines what was good or bad about a project to avoid repeating any mistakes.
A business health check and gap analysis is also available to review current business processes based on a current state and a target state. This includes cashflow forecasting and a review of the cost of overheads.
How can we help you?
If you are sub-contractor looking for QS support get in touch with the team at SubPort to see how we can help.
We are leading freelance quantity surveyors based in Manchester and with offices throughout the rest of the UK.
Call our team directly on 0333 200 7205 or if you prefer to email, use our contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.