“Meticulous contract administration and record keeping.”

Establishing the correct procurement path

There are many different routes by which the design and construction of a project can be procured.  Selecting the wrong procurement path can have far reaching implications, often leading to failure of programme and substantial increases in costs. 

The selected procurement route must follow the client’s specific requirements of programme, cost, quality, project constraints, risk and ownership. 

We use our extensive experience to advise and implement a suitable procurement approach that puts these requirements at the core of the evaluation process.   

We negotiate and complete the contract documentation, provide design, tender and contract programmes and risk manage the contract process. 

The result will be robust and practical contract documentation that gives confidence to both the client and the contractor and is a solid basis for delivery of the project objectives. 


Cambridge University Library

“It was great to have you on board Carl. A godsend at a critical moment. I hope our paths cross again. I’ll certainly bear you in mind when I’m in charge of similar projects in future. All best wishes, Chris.”

CJ Young - Librarian


7 Market Place, Hingham

"Carl Fox of Fox Associates, was our project manager for the external renovation, including re-roofing of our challenging old house. He managed the selection of the main contractors and throughout supervised the complicated work with scrupulous attention to detail and watchfulness. A good working relationship with contractors and clients was maintained with tact and humour. We were constantly thankful to be under his calm and considerate stewardship."

Dr. & Mrs. A.R.F. Norman - Property Owners


Norwich City Council

“I have found the service offered by Fox Associates to be exemplary in all respects. Knowledge and application of legislative requirements is impressive, negotiating skills are well developed and ability to work to a programme or deadline is second nature.”

D Bishop - Programme Leader


University of Cambridge

“The service supplied by Fox Associates was exemplary in all areas of the project work. The professionalism shown throughout guaranteed a fully delivered project.”

M Badcock - Mechanical Engineer, Estate Management


Nuvia Ltd

“At the end of this project I would express my appreciation of the professional way that Carl Fox managed the project in often difficult circumstances. It is a credit to him and the team that this radiological liability has been successfully removed without significant safety concerns.”

K Stevens - Principal Radiological Decommissioning Consultant


University of Cambridge

“Carl’s strength was his ability to manage a complex team of specialist contractors in order to bring the project in on time and to budget without compromising the client’s exacting brief. His dedication and commitment to achieving a successful project outcome was impressive. His ability to communicate at all levels and ensure a thorough understanding of the complex issues was equally impressive as was his professionalism.”

Dr. M Glendenning - Department of Chemistry, Chemical Laboratory Safety Officer

The application of contract knowledge and experience 

Establishment of suitable contract documentation is the essential cornerstone to all projects but, a successful project that avoids disputes is only achieved through the use and application of contract knowledge, experience and the ability to influence all parties to the contract at site level. 

As consultant project managers whave extensive experience in contractual matters and this is applied seamlessly throughout our appointments. 


Meticulous contract administration 

In practice we are meticulous in contract administration and in our gathering and provision of detailed documentary evidence throughout the contract.   

The information we gather provides a reliable resource to make informed decisions during the contract, it can also be used to defend against future claims or disputes. 

Client confidence

Our clients, whether a large corporation or an individual property owner, can have complete confidence that we provide expert, impartial advice at every stage of the appointment.

Control of programming and the works 

Our programming experience and control of the project is an essential component of our procurement service and provides the best possible approach for avoiding delay, failed programmes and disputes throughout the contract, whilst maintaining the client’s business objectives and interests.


Dispute avoidance for successful project delivery 

Delay and disturbance in programmes can be difficult to resolve during the later stages of a project, often causing an adversarial environment which is not only unfamiliar to the client but, may require entry into a formal dispute resolution procedure. 

Disputes impact on delivery of the project, which will be time critical to the client’s business and cause a costly diversion of resources away from the day to day business of the client organisation. 

By meticulous contract administration, coordination, programming and communication we avoid disputes and deliver the objectives of the project 

How we differ from our competitors

As a chartered building surveying and project management practice, we are clearly differentiated from the rest of the market by our enhanced technical knowledge and professional standards.

We are regulated by the RICS, the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and professional standards in construction, property, land and infrastructure.