2020 marked the historic shift from the traditional business processes to the digital era globally.
SDQS has embraced this digital shift and has embarked onto an Online based platform providing a specific range of Professional Quantity Surveying services. This service is open to all market segments and industry professionals and contractors globally.

How does it work?

Make an enquiry

Contact us by email from the home page online or alternatively on +(27) 62 360 7468. Our Quantity Surveyor will offer you a free consultation.

Scope of works

  • Feasibility Estimates
    Use our online service to employ SDQS to check the financial viability of your project. Using a two phase process, a first guideline costing through a simple order of magnitude is generated using a cost/m2 rate applied to the GFA.
    The process is then extended to generating a building cost estimates and generating a feasibility study. The rates used are from leading industry price information such as the BCIS (as published by the RICS), adjusted to suit tender price levels in your area of the country. Escalation is adjusted according to CPAP and BER indices.
    This bulk of information is then packaged into a very comprehensive document reflecting the financial viability of your project and our recommendations.  
  • Detailed Estimates
    Post an order of magnitude, use our online service to check whether your selected design meets your desired budget. We will provide an elemental cost plan, broken down into the key building elements, with approximate quantities shown where relevant. Current rates will be applied as well as an indication of pre-tender escalation and post contract escalation.
  • Detailed Bill of Quantities
    Once the estimate has been presented and detailed drawings are received from your architect, use our online service to break down the cost into a detailed Bill of Quantities measured according to the relevant regulated rules of measurement. (NRM, SMM7, standard system of measurement)
  • Tender documentation
    Post the approval of the detailed Bill of Quantities, SDQS will assist in formalising the tendering process and documentation. A set of fully drafted Tender Documents will be sent out for tendering your project. This will include the following :
    1 x Preliminaries document (explaining the general details of the project, contractual information, site specific information etc)
    1 x Schedule of Works, Price Tender Return templates, Indemnity forms and draft covering letters.
    If you are a contractor and are running multiple projects, SDQS is ready to assist you with pricing of your tender documentation within an agreed timescale.
  • Risk Management assistance
    Contractual and risk management protocols and assistance on the following contracts. This service is typically taken on by both the professional team and the contracts team depending on the level of service required.

    1. JBCC
    2. NEC
    3. FIDIC
    4. JCT

Fee Proposal

Following your initial free consultation, we may ask you to send us further information to enable us to prepare a Fee proposal. Our Fee proposal will include a clear description of the scope of works, chosen package, price and timescale for completion. If you are happy with the Fee proposal, we will send you a Letter of Acceptance and Conditions of Engagement.

Completing the Works

Works will be completed within the agreed time period and according to payment terms. You are free to contact us to discuss your project at any time during the process.

Bronze Package

  • Hourly rates for the Bronze package are as per the schedule of rates.
  • 1 x Free consultation
  • 1 x Feasibility Estimate revision
  • 2 x Detailed Estimate revisions
  • 1 x Detailed Bill of Quantities revision
  • 1 x Tender documentation revision
  • Risk Management assistance per hour
  • Time sheets & Logs provided for all work done
  • Additional work charged at Ad-Hoc rate

Feasibility Estimate$75/hr
Detailed Estimates$100/hr
Bill of Quantities$100/hr
Tender Documentation$75/hr
Risk Management assistance$75/hr
Ad-hoc rate for additional work$150/hr
Bronze Hourly Rates

Silver Package

  • Hourly rates for the Silver package are as per the schedule of rates.
  • 1 x Free consultation
  • 2 x Feasibility Estimate revisions
  • 3 x Detailed Estimate revisions
  • 2 x Detailed Bill of Quantities revisions
  • 2 x Tender documentation revisions
  • Risk Management assistance per hour
  • Time sheets & Logs provided for all work done
  • Additional work charged at Ad-Hoc rate

Feasibility Estimate$75/hr
Detailed Estimates$100/hr
Bill of Quantities$100/hr
Tender Documentation$75/hr
Risk Management assistance$75/hr
Ad-hoc rate for additional work$100/hr
Silver Hourly Rates

Gold Package

  • Hourly rates for the Gold package are as per the schedule of rates.
  • 1 x Free consultation
  • 3 x Feasibility Estimate revisions
  • 4 x Detailed Estimate revisions
  • 3 x Detailed Bill of Quantities revisions
  • 2 x Tender documentation revisions
  • Risk Management assistance per hour
  • Time sheets & Logs provided for all work done
  • Additional work charged at Ad-Hoc rate

Feasibility Estimate$75/hr
Detailed Estimates$100/hr
Bill of Quantities$100/hr
Tender Documentation$75/hr
Risk Management assistance$75/hr
Ad-hoc rate for additional work$75/hr
Gold Hourly Rates

Platinum Package

  • Hourly rates for the Platinum package are as per the schedule of rates.
  • 1 x Free consultation
  • 4 x Feasibility Estimate revision
  • 4 x Detailed Estimate revisions
  • 3 x Detailed Bill of Quantities revision
  • 3 x Tender documentation revision
  • Risk Management assistance per hour
  • Time sheets & Logs provided for all work done
  • Additional work charged at Ad-Hoc rate.

Feasibility Estimate$75/hr
Detailed Estimates$100/hr
Bill of Quantities$100/hr
Tender Documentation$75/hr
Risk Management assistance$75/hr
Ad-hoc rate for additional work$60/hr
Platinum Hourly Rates

Book a free consultation today.

About Us

SDQS is a multi-discipline construction consultancy that offers a versatile and comprehensive portfolio of Professional Quantity Surveying services to all sectors of the construction industry. Our services are provided in both the Traditional and Online platforms.

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Get In Touch

contactus@sdqs.co.za
(+27) 62 360 7468

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