The Contract Administrator’s role is key in delivering a successful project smoothly, on-time and on-budget.
Contract Administrator and Employers Agent are in essence a very similar role, but for differing forms of contract. In NEC Contracts this is the Project Manager; on a Design & Build Contract it’s the known as the Employers Agent role; and for all other JCT Contracts it’s the Contract Administrator.
Walker Pritchard have built up comprehensive experience in all three roles for a full spectrum of clients - from Employers Agent on a D&B Contract for Housing Associations, through to multi-site projects for the numerous NHS Trusts using the NEC3 Suite.
The primary role of a Contract Administrator is to initiate good communication across the project team, control and manage project changes and oversee financial processes using standard forms and processes required within the individual contract. The Contract Administrator’s tasks generally include:
- Tender Stage Management, including invitations, addendums and assisting on the selection process.
- Formation of the Contract Documents, including preparation, clients team sign off and management through to execution.
- Management of Project Changes, including issuing Change Requests, Site Instructions, CA Instruction & Claim reviews.
- Progress Management & Review, including chairing meetings, issuing minutes, reporting on progress and issuing interim certificates.
- Management of Project Close Out, including agreeing commissioning and testing procedures, agreeing defects procedures, ensuring that project documentation is issued to the client and issuing the practical completion & final certificates.