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Quality Assurance ITT Major Construction Projects

Quality Assurance ITT

What do you need to look out for when issuing a Quality Assurance ITT?

In the first instance define what the assurance controls should deliver.

Work within the boundaries of the current Estates team and respect that the client has existing protocols Establish what the programme needs to deliver and how this corresponds to use requirements Provide benchmarking Review and provide feedback on the business case Work with stakeholders Define success and explain what this looks like Establish the Governance process. framework and reporting metrics

Prepare

Consultants should prepare a management plan that includes provisions for testing and challenging decisions, provide options for savings costs, align risks and establish a formal procedure on how the assurance will be carried out.

Review of Concept

The consultant should provide due diligence including reviewing planning applications

They should provide assurance on design and cost and leverage opportunities to increase options for the client

Development

Provide advice on detailed costs model Agree on design and associated deliverables Determine procurement strategy Undertake market testing 

Technical

Detailed cost model development  Further engagement with supply chain Detailed design sampling 

Construction

Monitor Quality Assurance Manage risk Progress reports Implement and manage contract controls Monitor H&S

Handover & Close Out

Decant & moves Aftercare Functional testing Proof that it’s operational Manage handover Advice on what-if scenarios

Operational

Support migration Provide support on technology installations Provide support for Estates & FM team Closeout defects Whole life management

The specification should include detailed outputs that are desired as part of the consultancy support to provide quality assurance. You are issuing a Quality Assurance ITT because the skills are not available in-house or because you require a second layer of independent advice. QA is another opportunity to get specialist advice on the due diligence required for major projects. Throughout the project lifecycle, the consultants should work closely with the client Estates team and provide formal reporting to the project board and audit committee.

 

 

 

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