Category "commercial"

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) hosted the Australasia Commercial Management Conference – 1 June 2023

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Members of our MCE – Management • Commercial • Engineering Team, Brian Keating and Philip Barkman joined fellow industry colleagues from across Australasia and Japan last Thursday at the Australasia Commercial Management Conference, facilitated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, RICS.

A thoroughly insightful and enjoyable day spent with our fellow peers where several very topical discussions were facilitated on matters such as cost escalation, collaborative contracting models, fair risk apportionment, claims mitigation and management strategies, and the potential future use of AI in construction commercial management.

As is always the case, catching up with industry friends, making new ones and networking with clients was fantastic. Thanks to the RICS for facilitating this event and thanks to all panel members for taking their time to share their expert views on the subject matters.

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Date: Jun 8, 2023
AUTHOR: Nicky Fell


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MCE’s Commercial Team specialises in covering all stages of the project lifecycle from Feasibility Study to Procurement to Dispute Resolution and Operations & Maintenance representing consultancy, contractor, owner and operator. The Team has delivered large, complex, multi-disciplined projects including infrastructure (Rail, Motorways, Bridges), heavy civils (tunnelling, Powerhouse), oil and gas (facilities and pipeline), and mixed-use developments under various contractual arrangements across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

MCE has a proven track record of the successful completion of projects by efficient contract and commercial management techniques with a sound understanding of project management and construction execution issues including design development, engineering and scheduling.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Contracts Management – Experience with many contracting models (Lump Sum, Design and Build, PPP, reimbursable – cost plus, Alliance, Partnering, Schedule of Rates).
    • Establishing process flowcharts and formats for accurate and effective management of requirements of Project agreements
    • Preparation of Risk and Obligation Matrix
    • Risk and contingency planning and modelling
    • Contract document preparation including terms and risk profile analysis.


  • Commercial Management – Expertise in all aspects of commercial management from Preliminary Estimated Price to Final account close out.
    • Estimation, Budgeting and Forecasting
    • Commercial and risk management strategies
    • Tender preparation and submission
    • Cost Planning
    • Whole of life cost estimate inclusive of CAPEX and OPEX
    • Commercial tender evaluation, analysis and negotiation
    • Final account preparation and agreement
    • Earned value analysis and reporting.


  • Procurement – Lead and involved in all aspects of Procurement of Contractors right from scope identification, through to contractor performance reviews
    • Developing procurement strategies and contract packaging
    • Contract drafting
    • Tendering to Recommendation and Award
    • Market study.


  • Claims Management – Significant experience in the management of complex contract claims representing both Client and Contractor including
    • Commercial dispute avoidance strategy, support and negotiation
    • Dispute Avoidance
    • Dispute Resolution (DRB), Mediation, Arbitration
    • Extension of Claims
    • Settlement Deed.


  • Contractor Management – Extensive experience managing Tier 1, 2 & 3 Contractors for best results.
    • Contracts leadership and advice to project team on site issues
    • Contract administration including progress claims, variation analysis and agreement, commercial reporting
    • Disputes and other various contractual and commercial matters including reviewing and managing contractor performance in compliance with the contract
    • Contract and Commercial management of Interface Contractors.


  • Stakeholder Relationships – Suppliers, Contractors, JV Partners, Asset owners & Government Agencies.
    • Advice in the decision-making process throughout the management of the Project
    • Interface management including identification, co-ordination, managing risks and improvement of relationships.

Date: Apr 17, 2023
AUTHOR: admin