RICS Contract Administrators
RICS Contract Administrators & Employer’s Agents
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Taking your projects to the next level

Construction projects can be extremely challenging and complicated affairs that need to be tightly controlled and managed both during the concept phase of a development through to Practical Completion and handover. Unfortunately, issues can and do arise whereby misunderstandings of the Client’s Brief, payment terms, material requirements, loss and damages, requests for extensions of time [etc.] lead to contractual disputes and complaints which could have been avoided.

As experienced Employer’s Agents and Contract Administrators TWC Consulting ensure construction projects are delivered as required by the contract, and as intended by the Client. The selection of well-established publications such as JCT Contracts, NEC Contracts, Government Contracts, Bespoke Contracts [etc.] outline the contract conditions, and confirm how the requirements are to be instructed and controlled.

TWC Consulting’s RICS Contract Administrators and Employer’s Agents provide a service that can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of a project using detailed appointment forms such as the ones issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. These can be downloaded from the download link to the right.





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The Contract Administrator’s Role

The RICS Contract Administrator is similar to that of an Employer’s Agent’s role [see below] in that it involves the administration of a formal type of construction contract [that is not Design & Build], and as with the Employer’s Agent’s role can be carried out by a RICS Contract Administrator [i.e. Chartered Surveyor], Project Architect, Lead Consultant, Cost Consultant or a representative of the Client.

An RICS Contract Administrator are usually appointed directly by the Client to act on their behalf, and thereafter become responsible for instructing the project’s requirements as laid down within the contract. The scope of the services will often depend on timescales and the specific needs of the Client, and as mentioned above the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors appointment form provides an excellent way of confirming the range of services to be completed.

The Contract Administrator’s role involves responsibilities such as; establishing the Client’s Brief, nomination of suitable contractors, CDM Regulations, cost planning, outline programming, risk management, confirmation of sustainability standards, completion of tender documentation, tender analysis, contract preparation, chairing and minuting meetings, review of progress on site, issue of payment certificates, claims management, extensions of time, handover procedures, confirmation of Practical Completion [etc.].

The download link above provides access to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors appointment forms for the ‘Employer’s Agent Role’ and the ‘Contract Administrators Role’. Both these documents outline the scope of services that can be tailor made to suit the Client’s preferences.

The Employer’s Agent Role

The Employer’s Agent’s role is to act on behalf of the Client on all matters relating to design and build contracts [or] Bespoke Agreement. Employers Agents can be used on a variety of developments including housing schemes, office buildings, mixed use developments, bespoke units, industrial buildings, schools, care homes [etc.].

The scope of the services provided by the Agent will often depend on the requirements of the Client, and the time available for procurement. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors appointment form provides an excellent way of confirming the scope of services that need to be fulfilled by the Employer’s Agent.

A well-organised Agent will have many responsibilities including services such as; establishing the Client’s Brief, nomination of suitable main contractors, advice on CDM Regulations, cost planning, risk management, outline programming, confirmation of sustainability targets, completion of tender documentation, tender analysis, contract preparation, chairing and minuting meetings, review of progress on site, issue of payment certificates, claims management, extensions of time, handover procedures, confirmation of Practical Completion [and more].