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Services Overview

Project: Bidding & Tendering

PS Consulting offers assistance to owners, law firms, construction managers and design firms during the preparation phase of bid/tender packages, including drafting of bespoke general conditions and special conditions of contract, review of contract technical documentation for completeness and compatibility with legal conditions of contract, pre-qualification processes, review of scheduling information for contractual consistency and clarity of scope.

PS Consulting equally provides assistance to contractors preparing bids for complex international projects. Specialties include: presentation of pre-qualification packages, definition of strategy in relation to general and special conditions risks, bid review for completeness of scope, review and advice on tender schedules, drafting of clarification questions, contract negotiation and drafting of final clarifications for inclusion in contract documents.

Project: Start Up

PS Consulting can draft project-tailored procedures and tracking systems for contractual documentation, especially change management. Specialities include: contractual review of initial project schedules, development of subcontract documents and assistance in subcontract bidding and negotiation; monthly reporting to owners/employers.

Project: Operations

We provide on-call assistance and advice during construction in relation to contractual interpretation and drafting of contractual letters. These services can be undertaken on an ad hoc basis and are often suited to distance working.

Claims Preparation, Management & Negotiation

PS Consulting advises on claims strategy and claims management; undertakes preparation and development of claims for extensions of time, disruption, and acceleration; prepares and develops claims for additional costs; reviews schedule documentation; assists in the development and preservation of contemporary records; assists in negotiations.

Legal Support Services

We undertake further development of evidence and forensic work through analysis and interpretation of site documentation and development of base line, “as-built”, “as could have” and “time impact analysis” schedules as well as development of expert testimony, entitlement and quantum.

Arbitration & ADR Services

Arbitration, mediation or disputes adjudication, either as arbitrator, mediator or as a member of a Disputes Board. Alternatively, each of the partners of PS Consulting can act as advisor or counsel to one of the parties in such procedures.


Combining legal and technical training with many years’ practical experience of construction contracts and of cultural differences, PS Consulting provides “in-house” training in contracts, tendering, contract administration, claims preparation and evaluation, negotiation techniques, and a wide range of dispute resolution procedures.

PS Consulting is accredited by FIDIC for international training on FIDIC contracts and has developed and presented training courses for FIDIC, EU, OECD, ADB & JICA all around the world.

Comments from past trainees include :

  • “Their guide “Management of Claims” is excellent.”
  • “Jim Perry & Geoff Smith have an enormous amount [of knowledge] to share with respect to contractual and legal aspects of the Anglo-Saxon system”
  • “Very interesting, instructive and well illustrated. True professionals.”
  • “Mr. Smith presented the materials in an entertaining and interesting manner.”
  • “The best trainer I have had in 36 years!”
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