Quantity Surveying

BPM Professional Services provide Chartered Quantity Surveying services for both the commercial and residential sectors. Our services are bespoke, and suitable for organisations of all sizes from large national contractors, utility companies and infrastructure contractors to small and medium sized developers, local authorities, insurance and finance companies. Our core services include:

Take-Off / Bill of Quantities (Traditional and BIM)

BPM Professional Services has a wealth of experience gained from tackling projects ranging from £10k - £2bn. We are flexible in the way we help our clients, working both externally on your behalf, and internally, taking complete control of bill preparation.

Our highly professional in-house team of RICS Chartered Quantity Surveyors understand your time constraints and will work to the deadlines of your clients, producing bills in SMM7, NRM, CESMM4, MMHW or any other method of measurement required.

BIM Modelling

BPM Professional Services are partners with Glodon Software Company, positioning us as pioneers of BIM, both in its use and in its development. We are experts in TAS software which enables 3D takeoff and modelling. We can covert traditional 2D drawings and PDFs into 3D models which we can turn over to you for use throughout your project. TAS software is fast and efficient, allowing for rapid response to variations, reducing costly delays for our clients.

Contract Administration

Our team are expertly trained in all matters of contract administration, from feasibility right through to completion. We have extensive experience with all contract types and provisions including information flow, notices, valuations, payment assessments, claims for money and extensions of time. We will guide you through the whole process and provide expert advice at each and every stage.

Dispute Resolution

We understand that relationships can be greatly affected when any kind of dispute arises, which can very quickly have a negative commercial impact. We have a demonstrable track record of finding a satisfactory outcome to all types of disputes in a timely and efficient manner for a wide variety of clients. We take an honest consultative approach to identifying the most commercial and cost effective route avoidance or resolution, minimising any financial knock on effects.

Risk Management

We will work closely with you in order to identify, evaluate and minimise the effects of any risks to your project. We will consult any existing plans and select the most cost effective way to reduce any potential impacts. Our services can be used to reassure stakeholders and investors and serve as a safeguard against shocks and potential surprises. We will steer you clear of cost overruns, schedule delays and failed objectives when you employ the expertise of our highly qualified risk management team.

Expert Witness

We are Delay and Quantum Experts who can supply specialist opinions and estimations in keeping with the Civil Procedure Rules. Our delay experts regularly provide court officials, solicitors, insurance companies and other third parties reports to decide on the cause(s) and impact of a delay to a project. Our areas of speciality cover:

  • Quantum
  • Building Surveying
  • Contractual Disputes.

Cost Planning

We will produce an estimate of anticipated cost for any building project you require. We can cover new builds and refurbishments with accuracy commensurate with the level of design information available.

Quantity surveying case studies

Woodside Link

BPM Professional Services created a fully detailed Bill of Quantities to the Method of Measurement for Highways Works on behalf of a large civil engineering contractor to form the basis of a priced tender submission. The project consisted of approximately two miles of new single / dual carriageway road and the associated infrastructure forming part of the planned A5 – M1 Link Road. Following the completion of a number of different bills, to take account of multiple project options, the client was awarded the contract.

Value £17-£18m.

Cambridge Guided Busway

We created alternate Bills of Quantities for a proposed extension to the existing Cambridge Guided Busway for the incumbent contractor on the maintenance framework. The documents were produced to the Method of Measurement of Highways Works and used to explore various extension options within the agreed framework.

Expert Witness (NEC 3 Option B and ICE 5th Conditions of Contract)

Our Senior QS acted as an Expert Witness for a major infrastructure contractor producing two Final Account Submissions. One was under NEC 3 Option B, the other ICE 5th Conditions of Contract. The task set by the client was to demonstrate their entitlement to Extensions of Time and resulting costs. This was done by producing a detailed programme analysis comparing the as-built against planned through Primera Software, then producing a detailed narrative along with any other feedback required. One account was settled while going through the arbitration, the other account may go to adjudication.

Offshore Wind Farm

BPM Professional Services provided Contracts Manager duties while working on two offshore wind farm projects. The responsibilities included liaising with the project team, advising our client of the contract strategies open to them in dealing with subcontractors under the contract, dealing directly with subcontractors and the employer under the contract in agreeing all financial and legal issues before the contract was signed, and helping to facilitate the process of cost control reports, certifying assessments, evaluating and agreeing variations, issuing early warnings of cost changes, auditing the subcontractor accounts, chairing and attending meetings, dealing directly with the client on all contractual issues including attending progress and financial meetings, negotiating any additional works and agreeing the final account.

Total value £80m.

Retail Units

This project involved the creation of a fully detailed Bill of Quantities for a three unit retail park and the associated infrastructure works. The bill was created using Glodon TAS take-off software to produce a fully auditable bill which was linked back to a 3D BIM model, created from 2D drawing information provided to us by the client.

Project value £3m approximately.

Residential and Car Park

BPM Professional Services completed a fully comprehensive Bill of Quantities for a mixed use retail / residential block and multi-story car park. Using the TAS take-off software two 3D BIM models were created from the 2D information provided by the client to enable the quantities in the Bill to be directly linked back to the model.

Project value approximately £7m.

Queensgate Shopping Centre

This project involved undertaking both the tender process and subsequent post contract quantity surveying operations on behalf of the client, a small general contractor. It involved the complete strip out and amalgamation of three retail units into one within a large retail complex. The role undertaken was first to produce an estimate and then compile a comprehensive tender return. We liaised closely with the client to gain all the relevant commercial and technical information to produce an accurate and realistic tender submission, which was successful in gaining the contract to complete the required works. After the contract was awarded, additional responsibilities were undertaken including monitoring the progress of the work, producing progress reports, completing variation proposals for all additional works, managing subcontract orders, completing and submitting valuation applications and advising the client on the commercial implications of his actions within the contract.

The contract was valued at £250,000.

Highways Maintenance

This project involved completing a years’ final accounts for a Highways Maintenance contractor working under an NEC3 term service contract for a county council framework agreement. Responsibilities included ensuring all Early Warning Notices and Compensation Events were submitted correctly, accurately and to the appropriate person, preparing and negotiating the value of any Compensation Events to be paid, re-allocating costs in the cost monitoring system to ensure they were placed against the correct jobs, investigating the misallocation of costs and missing costs against already completed jobs, completing financial close-out statements and agreeing the final account values for each job with the council.

Social Housing

Managing the transition of the Supply Chain Management for a large consortium of social housing landlords from an external third party organisation to a new in house team and monitoring system. Responsibilities included ensuring all information was gained in the correct format and was accurate to input into the new management system. This involved liaising with suppliers, distributors and manufacturers to ensure the pricing structures received were accurate, and negotiating new deals. Other duties included keeping the system up to date and accurate to avoid any issues with incorrect pricing on orders, setting up monitoring systems to deal with additional material requests from landlords and contractors or discontinuations from suppliers, negotiating deals with supplies on new product ranges or mitigating any planned pricing increases, aiding the operations team in investigating into pricing queries on invoices, undertaking benchmarking exercises for different product ranges and sourcing new materials required by landlords.

Queen's Park

This project involved the drainage and distilling of a lake while preserving the local wildlife. Operating as Project Coordinator and Cost Manager, our Senior QS oversaw the demolition of bridges and the construction of the replacements. The project also included the repair of lake edges, the renewal of perimeter railings / gates, the refurbishment of listed gate lodgings, the demolition of and construction of a contemporary pavilion and the refurbishment of the bandstand.

This was a lottery funded project valued at £7m.

Student Accommodation, Strawberry Place

On this project we measured a significant portion of new build student accommodation totalling 330 units. The work included groundworks, foundations, partitioning, finishes and external works. The project was valued at approximately £15m and we completed this work in 2 weeks.

Everton FC

This involved the construction of two new buildings and the conversion of an existing building (Groundsman accommodation and recovery centre plus external works). We produced a full Bill of Quantities for the project in 2 weeks. The project was valued at £4m.

Retail Project, Exeter

This project involved the subdivision of an existing building to form two new restaurants. The work included extensions and alterations along with external works remodelling. We were able to complete this in 10 days. The project was valued at £1.5m.

Residential Projects

This project involved producing the full take off and Bill of Quantities, including internals, externals and drainage, on a social housing development in South Manchester (approx 70 units comprising a mixture of houses, flats and apartments). This was a large project valued at £5m and took two weeks to complete.

London Array

We acted as Cost Engineer and Risk Manager for London Array on the installation of a 175 turbine offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Kent. The key task was to produce a monthly report on the estimated cost to complete the whole project. This involved liaising with the package managers and the leadership team to review all the package costs to complete and compare these costs against those actually incurred, reviewing and updating the risk register via a mini risk workshop / monthly review, running the risk model using @risk and producing monthly risk reports, reviewing all claims / delay issues and then publishing a monthly budget update to review at board level.