Contract Administration Support Services
KTA’s nationwide staff provides contract administration support services during pre-construction and construction phases of a project to provide Owners with a greater degree of confidence that the contractor’s work will conform to the specification and achieve the desired goals for the project.
KTA’s pre-award/pre-construction phase contract administration support services include assisting Owners with evaluating potential contractors’ technical capability, certifications, experience, worker health and safety programs, environmental compliance programs, waste management programs, corporate quality assurance/quality control programs, and containment design/ventilation submittals. KTA is also available to help establish a candidate contractor list, review pre-qualification submittals and comment on candidates’ conformance with the criteria outlined in the pre-qualification package. KTA can assist during pre-bid meetings by preparing an agenda, documenting attendance, presenting the project performance goals, answering questions about the technical specification(s), preparing minutes, and preparing a written response to follow up questions. KTA also assists during the bid review and contractor selection process by reviewing the submittals required in the specification (e.g., contractor QC plan), checking for general conformance with information provided and performance criteria outlined in the technical specification.
KTA can also support the administration of the construction contract and continue to perform construction-time submittal reviews. This may include assisting in the review/approval of progress payments; organizing and attending progress meetings; reviewing worker, ambient air and/or environmental monitoring results; and reviewing contractor in-process QC reports. On-site observation of the contractor’s conformance with the specification represents the critical step in overall contract administration support. KTA’s Project Manager and on-site QA technician verify that work is being performed by the contractor in a manner indicating that when completed the work will conform to the requirements of the specification(s). The final step for the KTA team is to participate in any warranty or anniversary inspections required in the contract.