Procurement Poses Problems – Joint QSi / APM Event

Andrew WilliamsQSi - Quantity Surveyors International

Speaker – Roger Knowles FRICS FCIArb FQSi Barrister


3 February 2011 – It may be early but book now numbers limited to 70.

If you want to come please contact us with your details and numbers likely to attend.


Room 4 Ltd, 58 Legh Street, Golborne, Warrington WA3 3PA


6.00pm Buffet 6.30pm Presentation – 2.0 hours CPD Certificates

Free to QSi and APM members.

£5.00 plus VAT for non members.

Management of the procurement process for construction projects is a key responsibility of the Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor.

Roger Knowles will talk about the problems faced by both the Client project management team and the contractors in today’s economic climate.

The current financial situation has resulted in a down turn in work load in both the public and private sectors. Project Managers often find themselves forced to appointment on the lowest bid that is not always the lowest out turn cost.

With this, adversarial attitudes are back in vogue and Contracts now being used reflect this attitude. How does the Project and Cost Management team successfully deliver the project in this environment?

Many contractors having spent substantial sums of money on tendering find themselves in pole position to secure the work when the project is cancelled or shelved. Do they have any remedies for claiming reimbursement when this happens? The talk will deal with these problems and more.


Room 4 is situated just off the A580, close to the M6 J23, in Golbourne, near Warrington in Cheshire. Pleanty of car parking.