Project planning requires a great deal of financial forecasting to better understand the true costs of a proposal. Appointing someone to plan, monitor and assess a project’s finances from beginning to end ensures a project is delivered efficiently and within budget.
Pennington Choices Cost Advisors provide advice on all monetary aspects of a project, from start to finish, taking into account procurement, materials costs, labour and whole life cost planning. During the construction phase, we continually monitor the financial details and report back to the client to allow them to make informed and accurate decisions regarding the project.
A proficient Cost Advisor can be the difference between a project successfully sticking to budget or spiralling out of control.
The cost advisor services we provide include:
- Cost planning;
- Cost control;
- Procurement advice;
- Tender documentation;
- Whole life costing; and
- Business case costing.
All work that Pennington Choices produce is based on your project’s specific requirements, be it cost, time or quality. Our personal and professional approach ensures best value is obtained for our clients. A strong and open relationship with both client and contractor are central to our ethos and further ensure a project is delivered at optimum value.
For more information on what a proficient Cost Advisor should provide, check out our article on appointing a proficient Cost Advisor here.
ProCure22 is a construction procurement framework administrated by the Department of Health for the development and delivery of NHS and Social Care capital schemes in England.
Pennington Choices act as a client side cost adviser for ProCure22 framework agreement projects. Our role as a consultant sitting on the ProCure22 Commercial Working Group is to bring consistency to all cost, commercial and contractual processes under Procure 22. We have carried out this role since 2005 (Initially as Auburn Ainsley, their company name has since changed to Pennington Choices), working with client project managers from ProCure21/21+ to ProCure22.
As we have a great deal of knowledge and experience within Quantity Surveying and Project Management, we are able to assist clients in every stage and ensure that they are covered contractually whilst they are learning about the contract and processes required to manage a ProCure22 project.
If you have any questions about our cost advisor services, then please get in touch for a confidential discussion with one of our experts. Simply call us on 0800 883 0334 or fill in our contact form here.
Suzanne Wolfe - CEO, Industrial Dwellings Society
Projects Team Leader
Projects Team Leader
- BSc degree
- Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Doug Hill is one of our Project Team Leaders. Doug has over 35 years’ experience in construction consultancy. He is an established team leader on project delivery and relationship building with project partners. During his career, Doug has worked as a client-side quantity surveyor/cost advisor and project manager. As a result, he has a rounded understanding of the construction and development process.
Doug has worked on numerous health sector projects from refurbishments less than £100k, through to complex new build projects at £30m. He has also completed numerous NHS business case costs and quarterly reports, cash flows, life cycle costs and risk analyses on behalf of the business units within NHS estates teams becoming an integral member assisting the development of their capital strategy. Throughout his career, Doug has worked across a broad range of health institutions, including; primary care, all departments of acute hospitals and also mental health.
Doug also sits on the Procure 22 Commercial Working Group. This group meets quarterly to develop and ensure consistency within commercial and contractual aspects of the process.