Building Constructive Solutions Enables Profitability for Federal Contractsby DAVIS BROWN PRC Agency
Effective quality control is essential for procurement and successful completion of Federal construction contracts.
Effective construction quality control can increase competitiveness and profit margins for your construction company. Commitment to an effective quality control program starts with your company's leaders projecting a total company vision of quality standards.
However, the path from Federal contract procurement to successful project completion is long and winding. Requirements for procedures and paperwork are rigorous from writing the proposal to the planning stage to project execution. Your team can successfully find its way on this path by utilizing the experience from construction engineers at Building Constructive Solutions, LLC.
Building Constructive Solutions LLC can lead your project processes from identifying project opportunities and writing proposals to setting up quality control processes, training your personnel in quality management, and completing your contracts according to government specifications.
To learn more about Building Constructive Solutions credentials, go to https://buildingconstructivesolutions.com/.
Design-Bid-Build contracts are the most common type advertised by the Federal government. Although this article pertains to Federal government construction contracts, the same concepts apply to commercial and residential construction.
In a Design-Bid-Build scenario, the government has already developed a design using the designer of record. The designer of record has defined quality requirements in the plans or drawings and written specifications.
Your effective quality control program starts with understanding these quality criteria. Then, the estimating team, subcontractors, and vendors must utilize these criteria as foundations of an estimate.
Once the project is awarded, materials and equipment purchase orders must be reviewed closely to ensure they comply with the quality requirements. After the buyout is complete materials and equipment submittals must be reviewed again to ensure compliance with your plans and specifications.
When your materials and equipment are delivered to the job site, your team must inspect materials to make sure they comply with project plans, specifications, and approved submittals.
During project execution, your team must actively monitor and document workmanship and testing requirements to demonstrate that you are delivering the desired quality level defined by the plans plus specifications.
Your quality control process will be most intensive during the early parts of the process because this is when your payback will be greatest. If your company can identify quality issues during the pre-award phase or before construction begins, your costs to correct or mitigate issues will be minimized.
If you identify quality issues later during construction, there is a much higher probability of rework and delays that erode profit margins. An effective quality control program will allow your company to make tighter estimates with fewer quality issues during construction.
Building Constructive Solutions can guide you through Federal contracts by:
• Identifying Federal contract opportunities and writing technical proposals in compliance with Federal requirements
• Managing project paperwork to enable progress on projects and prompt payment for invoices
• Drafting quality control plans for specific projects
• Facilitating partnering with your subcontractors and vendors, following specific contract requirements
• Teaching fall protection classes, as a part of accident prevention plans in contract requirements
• Providing CQM certification training for essential quality personnel
Building Constructive Solutions can be your training agent to provide Construction Quality Management certification training to your company's staff. BCS can provide classes for employees at a company's location at times that work for the company and the project. Training will be more impactful when your entire team goes through the training together so that everyone hears the same message and has a chance to discuss specific company policies and issues.
For more information regarding CQM certification classes, go to https://cqmcert.com/custom-course/.
To inquire about Construction Quality Management, go to https://buildingconstructivesolutions.com/.
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