Major infrastructure projects often have a lifecycle spanning several years, during which numerous factors will change. These include the stakeholders involved in managing the project, commercial dynamics, legal and other conditions. This can lead to inefficient and ineffective management of projects. However, through collaboration with a number of contractors and smart use of technology Pinsent Masons has developed a new approach. We are changing how infrastructure projects are delivered around the globe, from procurement to completion.
Between the procurement of a new infrastructure project and its delivery a lot can change. Time and again we see this lead to a reactive approach to managing projects. This leads to cost increases and sometimes even project failure. Our clients set us a challenge: to graft the legal and commercial insight we have developed through experience of major project delivery around the world onto a technology that would standardise a particular approach to asset management.
The truly innovative element has been the grafting of legal and commercial insight onto the technology
Pinsent Masons has developed the Procurement to Completion® advisory service, underpinned by a proprietary digital platform. This unique way of working helps users:
The solution is about building a historical archive of all of the information relevant to a particular asset, while simultaneously providing access to resources that will support the proactive and efficient management of the development throughout its lifecycle. Through use of the online collaborative workspace we are able to:
Clients are now enjoying the benefits of using P2C in projects under development in Qatar, Australia, India, South Africa and the UK.
Our clients tell us that some of the most important benefits seem 'invisible' but carry significant financial value. For instance, disputes are being avoided through better training and early access to legal advice. Time and costs are being saved when key documents and information are easily located. Better processes around payment notices are improving the bottom line.