Sub-Contractors2018-06-07T08:52:05+00:00

Sub-Contractors

If you are a Sub-Contractor

are you:

  • able to identify the sub-contract documents?
  • aware of the risks, obligations and procedures in the sub-contract?
  • certain you are fully complying with the sub-contract?
  • controlling both the project and contractual risks?
  • confident with your programme and any prolongation periods?
  • recovering your full financial entitlement?
  • up to date with all relevant notices?
  • presenting your position in the best way?
  • maintaining records to support your proper entitlement?
  • confident you are fully prepared should a dispute arise?

Edge Consult provide:

  • reviews of terms and conditions and general contract advice;
  • commercial and risk reviews on proposed and current sub-contracts;
  • monitoring and updating programmes for sub-contract compliance;
  • design and construction planning and programming;
  • profit and loss reviews and cost/value reconciliation;
  • assistance with interim valuation and final accounts;
  • detailed loss and expense submissions;
  • comprehensive extension of time claims;
  • dispute resolution services;
  • party representation in adjudications;
  • lessons learnt workshops and training.

Edge Consult ‘levelled the playing field’ for a sub-contractor who had significant and unexpected sums deducted by a main contractor. Using our technical expertise we gathered detailed evidence and provided clear arguments to obtain the sub-contractor’s contractual dues and eventually turned a dispute into a positive outcome.

The main contractor had incorrectly taken work away from the sub-contractor and had handed this work to others. The main contractor had also withheld substantial payments from our client.

Following this, Edge Consult was then able to negotiate on behalf of our client with the main contractor and achieved agreement on an overall settlement of the final account, as well as settling a number of issues on other projects between the parties.

Ultimately, this led to a positive on-going relationship being maintained between sub-contractor and main contractor.

Following this, Edge Consult was then able to negotiate on behalf of our client with the main contractor and achieved agreement on an overall settlement of the final account, as well as settling a number of issues on other projects between the parties.

Ultimately, this led to a positive on-going relationship being maintained between sub-contractor and main contractor.

Following this, Edge Consult was then able to negotiate on behalf of our client with the main contractor and achieved agreement on an overall settlement of the final account, as well as settling a number of issues on other projects between the parties.

Ultimately, this led to a positive on-going relationship being maintained between sub-contractor and main contractor.

Therefore, the sub-contractor appointed Edge Consult to advise on the matter and seek a satisfactory resolution.

Edge Consult used their experience to analyse the documentary evidence against the contractual terms and conditions. It was established that the main contractor had not complied with the necessary notice requirement in respect of payments. Edge Consult successfully referred this matter to adjudication, securing all the monies that had been incorrectly withheld.

Following this, Edge Consult was then able to negotiate on behalf of our client with the main contractor and achieved agreement on an overall settlement of the final account, as well as settling a number of issues on other projects between the parties.

Ultimately, this led to a positive on-going relationship being maintained between sub-contractor and main contractor.

Our client, a small company operating as a sub-contractor, was threatened with potential costs and damages amounting to several hundred thousand pounds and turned to Edge Consult to provide specialist help in establishing and defending his position.

He was being held liable for the drainage system on a sensitive site which was not holding water under test. The water loss was substantial and would ultimately contain contaminants.

The product was a proprietary and specified system, well known and used extensively, which the manufacturer claimed was watertight if laid correctly. Therefore, the main contractor claimed the drains were incorrectly laid by our client.

Edge Consult’s response was to study site photographs of the installation. These showed no evidence of poor workmanship. Therefore, we advised an above ground technical test on spare lengths of drain. The sections failed to hold water, leaking profusely at the joints.

Despite this evidence, the supplier rejected any claim that his product was at fault.

Edge Consult met with the main contractor and using conciliation techniques along with contractual and technical evidence, persuaded him that the problem was not our client’s responsibility. We also provided him with the material to successfully challenge the supplier’s position.

We concluded an agreement with the main contractor dropping any claim against our client, repayment of sums due and an additional payment negotiated by Edge Consult.

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