Argyll Coastal Waters

  • Client: Argyll & Bute Council
  • Role: Employer's Agent role including Quantity Surveying Services
  • Value: £247,000
  • Programme: Completed July 2014
  • Procurement: SBCC Without Quantities 2011 Edition
  • Location: Various locations throughout West Coast of Scotland

Project Description

Design & construction of a kayak trail with various launching points between Helensburgh and Oban. Works included the procurement and installation of pontoons and access bridges along the Crinan Canal, a Listed and Ancient Monument.

As part of the project a feasibility study was undertaken for the installation of dedicated pontoons within Tarbert Marina. Due to the timescale involved in reaching agreement on the Heads of Terms for the lease, the site was removed from the trail and an alternative location identified

Our Role / Scope

Doig+Smith provided pre-contact Project Management and procurement advice together with full Quantity Surveying Cost Management.

Post contract award Doig+Smith undertook the role of Employer's Agent to deliver the sites on behalf of Argyll + Bute Council.

Technical Capacity

The team comprise of the following:

  • Project Management;
  • Employers Agent; and
  • Lead Quantity Surveyor

Benefits To Client

  • Procurement Advice: During the early stages of the project we identified a more efficient delivery for the Client, whilst maintaining compliance with Public Procurement rules
  • Client Liaison: Ensuring that the Clients brief was fully developed and robust prior to inviting tenders ensured minimal changes post contract. Maintaining a close liaison with both the Client and Contractors post contract ensured that the impact of any changes that did arise was minimal both from a cost and time point of view.