Vendor management is a significant component of successful project delivery. Cogent works closely with installation contractors, equipment vendors and engineering firms to ensure contract compliance. We support the procurement function by scheduling, coordinating and expediting delivery.
> Procurement Management
Cogent offers expertise to identify and obtain the right technology, at the right price with the right specifications for each project. Our team will work closely with the client to recommend and procure equipment and services from the right supplier. Our procurement services include capital cost estimating, procurement planning, procurement scheduling and monitoring, expediting, contract management, and bid document issuing and evaluating.
> Contract Development
Cogent is experienced with the major kinds of contracts available and will work closely with the client to determine the contract type that is the most fair and effective for the project. Our team will help develop the contract including determining metrics for assessing the contractors’ performance, planned delivery dates, and any standard documents to be used.
> Construction Oversight
Cogent’s construction oversight services range from pre-construction to post-construction tasks. Our services include reviewing and monitoring the construction schedule, monitoring shop drawing submittals, fabrication and delivery of project materials, examining and evaluating change orders for cost and time impact on the schedule, reviewing any issues and managing disputes and preparing progress reports.
> Engineering Oversight
Cogent’s experienced technical team can provide day-to-day leadership and professional oversight services on behalf of the client. Cogent can act as the primary source of professional engineering and technical judgement for the project and deliver our engineering services and technical expertise in a proactive manner.