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
commercial, MCE News