Commercial Advisory

CARAS is an advisory & project management business, committed to delivering better environments for our clients and the communities around them.

Commercial advisory is a crucial component of every project, as it directly impacts a project’s profitability. To ensure our clients achieve value for money on their project, CARAS offer a range of commercial advisory services from preliminary cost estimation and cost planning, value engineering and contractor procurement to contract execution, contract administration, claims and dispute management and expert witness reports.

At CARAS we understand construction and we understand how much construction costs. We understand that cost certainty is very important to our clients. Our commercial advisory team is underpinned by highly experienced industry experts who utilise innovation and technology to deliver high quality commercial advisory services. We deliver commercial advisory services from project inception to project completion or can be engaged at any stage of your project timeline.

Before clients can commit to a project, they need to understand the costs and the risk profile of the project. CARAS provides preliminary cost estimation, cost planning and business case preparation services to assist in securing project funding.

The procurement stage of a project requires careful design development and management and further understanding of the costs and risk profile usually through a pre-tender estimate and value engineering workshops. Once a client is assured that the project is going to be within budget, they can proceed to market to procure a contractor. The CARAS commercial team is experienced in the procurement of small, medium and large-scale projects in civil infrastructure, health & aged care, education, industrial, retail and commercial sectors. CARAS have provided commercial advisory services to developers, government bodies, consultants, construction companies and legal professionals.

During construction, CARAS can provide traditional quantity surveying or contract administration services. We ensure the commercial success of your project.

We are on our way to be certified carbon neutral by Climate Active because we are invested in a sustainable future. We believe delivering better environments means committing to delivering projects that improve the places where we live and work.

We don’t just get your project done, we do it better.

Services Provided

Cost Planning/ Estimating

  • Budget Estimates
  • Detailed Estimates
  • Cost Planning
  • Value Engineering/Management
  • Develop Risk Models

Procurement/ Pre-Contract

  • Tender Process
  • Contractor Vetting & Pre-qualification
  • Tender Documentation Preparation
  • Tender Process Management
  • Value Engineering/Management
  • Contract Reviews
  • Tender Recommendation
  • Contract documentation/ Execution

Contract Administration

  • Monthly Reporting
  • Cashflow
  • Monthly Progress Claims assessment
  • Variation claims assessment
  • Extension of time claims assessment
  • Delay Cost claim assessment
  • Disruption claims assessment
  • Final Account (Negotiation & Close Out)