CPSQ logoTel: +27 (0)727 859146 or +27 (0)790 613282
Email: columbus.pritchard@cpsqltd.com

CPSQ is a Quantity Surveying, Cost Planning and Management consultancy based in
Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, offering a full range of services to the construction industry.

Services from CPSQ

CPSQ Capability Map

CPSQ provides a comprehensive range of services to the construction industry, including Quantity Surveying and Project Cost Planning, Project Management, Research and Feasibility Studies, and Construction Industry Training. Please click on the hyperlinks, or scroll down to learn more. Alternatively you may download our brochure.

Quantity Surveying and Cost Planning Services

Cost management is vital to the commercial viability and success of a construction project. We provide expert cost management and chartered quantity surveying throughout the project process, ensuring our clients have complete confidence and financial control.

Our services include, but are not limited to the following standard items of work:

Pre Contract Advice

  • Preliminary budget advice
  • Preparation of Bills of Quantities and schedules of materials
  • Cost Planning, estimation and cash flows
  • Cost advice on alternative materials, construction methods and contract procedures
  • Procurement & form of contract advice
  • Preparation of tender documents
  • Tender evaluations, Tender Reports
  • Contract negotiations & preparation of construction contracts

Contract Management

  • Interim valuations and progress payments
  • Change control & evaluations of variation orders and updating final cost

Post Contract

  • Final accounts preparation, negotiation and agreement with the contractor
  • Research/advice/preparation of claims and technical report

Please contact CPSQ to discuss your requirements today.

Project Cost Management Services

CPSQ offers expertise gained from a 25 year track record in managing construction projects from inception, obtaining client requirements and objectives, identifying and managing risk, gaining planning permission, discharging of conditions, assembling a suitable team of professionals and consultants, detailed design, engagement of contractors, management and procurement of the construction process to successful completion and handover.

We have extremely high standards of quality and attention to detail and are commercially focused, risk aware and tenacious. We ensure that projects are procured on time, to budget and to high standards of quality by promoting a collaborative management style focused on transparency and clear lines of responsibilities and reporting.

We are capable and experienced in effectively liaising and communicating with a diverse range of construction and project personnel and stakeholders from ‘bricklayers to bankers’. All of this is underpinned by a sound commercial and Chartered Quantity Surveying background.

Our services include, but are not limited to the following standard items of work:

  • Employers Agent / Contract Administration Services
  • Review of Project Business Case
  • Preparation of Project Execution Plan (PEP)
  • Preparation of Procurement Strategy
  • Preparation of Briefs to Engage Design Consultants
  • Facilitation of Design Team Meetings
  • Input into Risk & Opportunities Register
  • Advice on Novation / Transfer of Design
  • Responsibility for Preparation of:
    -Employers Requirements (JCT)
    -Works Information (NEC)
    -Tender Documentation
    -Compliance Audit of Tender Return
    -Change Control Management
    -Reports of progress against programme;
    -Ensuring compliance with timescales for payment
    -Review of Testing and Commissioning Plans;
    -Certifying project completion;
    -Input into Staff training plan for new assets
    -Input into Asset Register / FM team handover

Benefits of the CPSQ approach to Project Management

  • Establishing client brief, requirements and constraints, project scope, time and cost and quality
  • Taking responsibility as the overall manager of the project and produce a clear plan and programme including objectives for successful delivery
  • Identify and manage key project enablers and risks
  • Identify, evaluate, report and appoint key consultants and other team members
  • Facilitate Value Engineering
  • Establish clear lines of communication, co-ordinate, lead and manage the team, chairing meetings
  • Procure a suitable, sustainable and economic design to meet the client brief
  • Provide and co-ordinate comprehensive information to enable suitable tender documentation and cost plan information to be produced.

Please contact CPSQ to discuss your requirements today.

Construction Industry Training

CPSQ training

CPSQ offers a range of Training Courses for the Construction Industry. Training is tailored to meet the needs of candidates whether on construction sites, training institutions such as colleges and schools. Management of training includes preparation of course content, material and methods of course delivery as well as securing venues and centres of training. Services include:

  • Training course content and material preparation
  • Training course delivery with emphasis on candidate participation
  •  Health and Safety Awareness and First Aid at Work trained
  •  Courses on understanding basic quantities and costing for simple building projects

Construction Industry Training from CPSQOur courses cover Training in:

  • Site Health and Safety
  •  Basic Construction
  •  Project Planning
  •  Estimation

Please contact CPSQ to discuss your requirements today.

Research and Feasibility Studies

CPSQ offers a range of study capabilities that support the early stages of the project lifecycle.

studies from CPSQ

Feasibility Studies

 The aim of Feasibility Studies is to take the pain out of deciding whether or not to proceed with the proposed project. Typical studies include:

  •  Preparation of accurate and timely reports on the viability of a project, including details of various project scenarios, project risk assessments, cash flows and the likely return on investment.
  •  Preparation of accurate project costs prior to applying for planning permission and paying an architect, to provide confidence that a project will be adequately funded from the outset.
Research Studies

Research studies may be undertaken on behalf of developers, local authorities, or community groups and include:

  • Impact assessments of proposed new project or development
  •  Commercial viability and footfall
  •  Housing needs assessments

Please contact CPSQ to discuss your requirements today.