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Contract Administration

The RPS contract management team have developed their specialist experience on a range of major infrastructure projects.

The ability to manage and progress a project onsite within safety, design, programme and cost restraints requires a technical appreciation of activities across a range of disciplines. The contract manager must have the commercial and contractual awareness to be able to analyse in a short time the impacts that technical change may have on a project in both the short and long term. He/ she must also maintain an effective relationship with both the contractors and suppliers to the site and with the relevant planning and regulatory authorities.

RPS is a market leader in the delivery of large scale, multidisciplinary projects and is known to provide a transparent and concise contract management service where risk is assessed, minimised and managed.

We have developed a portfolio of contract experience in both national and international markets. These range from traditional contracts (e.g. IEI 3rd, JCT, FIDIC, IMECHE), Design & Build (DB), DB & Operate (DBO), DBO & Finance (FIDIC, NEC, bespoke) to the full range of partnership (NEC) and PPP type contracts.

Case Studies

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Extension

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Extension

Dublin Airport Authority

RPS was appointed by the Dublin Airport Authority to carry out the management, design development and contract administration of the Terminal 1 Extension at Dublin Airport as part of a consortium.

The airside terminal extension is designed to improve passenger circulation space and comfort in the terminal areas and consists of arrivals and departures facilities on two levels plus a mezzanine. There is also ancillary support accommodation including additional check-in areas with baggage facilities, retail and restaurant/bars on the mezzanine level.

The project had an aggressive fast track programme driven by the challenging aspirations of the DAA management to open the new facility in mid 2009 to meet dramatic increases in passenger numbers. In facilitating this process RPS managed a two stage Design - Manage - Construct procurement route specifically adapted to the Irish market conditions. The project was completed ahead of schedule.

Limerick Tunnel

Limerick Tunnel

Limerick County Council & National Roads Authority

The 675m tunnel under the River Shannon is one of the largest and most complex infrastructural projects ever undertaken in Mid-West Ireland.

RPS, in a joint venture with COWI, has fulfilled the role of Project Consultant since 1999 and has worked with its JV partner, Limerick County Council and the National Roads Authority (NRA) on delivering this key piece of infrastructure that forms a critical link in the Government’s proposed Atlantic Corridor on the west coast of the country.

Prior to 2004, RPS led and project managed the JV team for the route selection, preliminary design and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) phases leading to the granting of permission by An Bord Pleanála. Since 2004, RPS has been responsible for providing technical advice and assistance to the NRA for the tender phase and provided technical advice, design review and contract monitoring services during the construction phase of the project. In addition to providing technical advice during construction, RPS was also responsible for the preparation, supervision and administration of various advance ancillary contracts; including ground investigation, site clearance, advance ecological works and archaeological investigations.

M3 Motorway

M3 Motorway

RPS has played a central role in delivering the 60km motorway, which is the largest single road infrastructure project in Ireland to date.

Stretching the length of County Meath, from its border with Dublin at Clonee to the Meath/Cavan border, the new road covers 700 hectares of land and bypasses the towns of Navan, Kells and Dunshaughlin. The €1 billion scheme will take an hour off the journey from Dublin to Cavan at peak journey times.

RPS were responsible for the preliminary phases of the project leading to the granting of permission by An Bord Pleanála and provided technical advice and assistance during the tender, contract award and construction phases of the project. As well as providing technical advice during construction, RPS was also responsible for the preparation, supervision and administration of various ancillary contracts; including ground investigation, site clearance, and archaeological investigation.