Building Schools for the Future Clerks of Works

Building Schools for the Future Clerks of Works

Leicester City Council is seeking to fill 4 Clerk of work positions – generalist and M&E specialist on a monthly rolling basis from May 2014 up until April 2015.


The Building Schools for the Future Clerks of works – PAN0660
Awarding body Leicester City Council

Est. Start Date: 06/05/2014
Est. End Date: 31/05/2015


Leicester City Council is seeking to fill 4 Clerk of work positions – generalist and M&E specialist on a monthly rolling basis from May 2014 up until April 2015.

The Building Schools for the Future programme is seeking to recruit both Construction and Mechanical and Electrical Clerks of works to help monitor and manage the construction of a large secondary school programme. The programme is currently in the delivery phase of an extensive and fast moving construction programme.
The post holder will :
• support the delivery of a high quality of construction
• ensure that the specification as prescribed in the Authority’s Requirements, compliance with relevant legislation, construction specifications and policy are delivered against
• act as a means of communication between the site teams and the project team
• actively contribute to risk management and problem solving
• Support the handover of the completed schools

Leicester City Council is looking for 4 Clerk of work positions – generalist and M&E specialist – job descriptions attached

To work throughout Leicester City Council area

Key Accountabilities:
• To ensure that a consistently high standard of quality control and supervision is maintained for each contract, via site visits, assessing contract implementation with due regard to construction standards and health and safety legislation and, if appropriate, to instruct contractors to cease operations.
• To act on behalf of the client (Leicester City Council) by undertaking quality audits on the project being delivered. This will involve site visits, checking service work against the schedule and contractors’ invoices, liaising with the client and giving feedback on budget, information and problems.
• To ensure that current knowledge of highway construction legislation, standards, methods of installation and health and safety knowledge is up-to-date using all appropriate means including reading, research from the construction industry lead bodies, and networking with all appropriate organisations, engineers, LCC staff and consultants.
• To provide a service at all times to the client by ensuring that the standards of work and the materials supplied by contractors are as specified in accordance with contract information.
• To act on behalf of the client in respect of site problems and defects in works under construction.
• To advise the client on standards of quality, finish and compliance with the specification, having due regard to the requirements of the client and the budget.
• To participate in the arrangement for the feed-back of information from highway projects.
• To maintain liaison with the client and ensure that hand-over arrangements are effective.
• To advise designers on the practical aspects of engineering installations, to ensure the soundness and practicality of design proposals.
• To monitor the performance of contractors and consultants on site and to ensure that engineering installations are constructed in accordance with drawings and specifications.
• To provide feedback on the performance of contractors and consultants to contribute to Approved list databases.
• To attend design team meetings with LCC staff and design staff.
• To attend and report to pre-contract and site meetings.
• To identify technical problems on site, to recommend corrective action and to issue Clerk of Works’ Directions as authorised by the Supervising Officer.
• To witness testing, commissioning and balancing of engineering installations.
• To prepare schedules of defects and to certify rectification of snagging items.

The follow documents are attached below:

Tender Document
Consultancy Agreement
JD – Clerk of Works
JD ME Clerk of Works

Interested Organisations / individuals should express their interest to and
complete the Tender document.

This should be returned to quoting The Building Schools for the Future Clerks of works – PAN0660 in the subject line, in order to be considered for this work.

Only tenders on the form below will be accepted. However, any supporting documents will be considered.

This should be returned by 16:00hrs on 28th April 2014 at the very latest.

Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight, 27th April 2014. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.

Associated Documents

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Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Consultancy, Project Management, Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance,
CPV codes
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

28 April 2014

11 days

Submission Return By

28 April 2014

11 days

Contact Details

Leicester City Council
Lisa Brownbridge – 0116 454 4033
New Walk Centre,
Welford Place,
Leicester LE1 6ZG

This contract is being managed by Leicester City Council . To request documentation contact