Our specialist teams acted as Technical Advisors and Independent Testers for this major PFI project to redevelop two important hospitals. To deliver the dual commission we clearly delineated our resourcing and assigned separate teams and project managers to each service. We issued separate reports for each aspect and maintained continuity of resource from the outset.
Technical Advisor services included due diligence appraisal of proposals, including the identification and assessment of residual risks, compliance with (or derogation from) the NHS Trust’s output specifications and detailed evaluation of the contractor’s proposals., We also monitored progress against the programme, the PFI drawdown schedule and the NHS Trust’s capital contribution, as well as risks and compliance throughout the design and construction stages. The Technical Advisors’ due diligence assessment proved robust.
Throughout the construction stage, our Independent Tester team built a body of evidence, through inspection and witnessing, to confirm that the facilities complied with the output specifications, designs and relevant standards.
The teams completed all phases of the works on schedule and budget. Importantly this bridged a change of contractor from Taylor Woodrow to Vinci.