Commercial Success

Commercial Assurance and Portfolio Evaluation

Cost Management & Quantity Surveying

Commercial Assurance and Portfolio Evaluation

Cost assurance services give increased commercial confidence by providing additional lines of defence and support, helping you to achieve your goals and outcomes. RLB can undertake an independent review of contractual entitlement for either live or recently concluded work. In teaming or alliancing arrangements, our independent reviews will provide scrutiny while maintaining impartiality. On both individual projects and whole programmes of work, our experts will analyse, interrogate and validate third-party expenditure.

Enhance commercial practice

Commercial assurance will highlight why and where changes are needed and where commercial practice can be enhanced. Our team of expert advisors will guide and assist you to make better, more informed decisions based on our evidence-based insights and recommendations.

Verify adherence to contracts

There is increasing demand for safeguards against fraud and unethical practices, and for support to satisfy commercial governance compliance and contractual obligations, particularly in multiparty arrangements. To meet these needs, RLB delivers independent assurance to maintain project and programme objectives by applying tried and tested methods and tools to enhance confidence.

Deliver continuous improvement

Streamlining processes and eradicating duplicated effort in a resource-constrained market will help to remove waste and inefficiencies and focus effort on priority activities. Drawing on our varied sector experience, we can provide best-practice solutions to meet your challenges in delivering continuous improvement.

Control costs on projects

All organisations need cost intelligence they know they can trust because it is independently validated and delivers the highest measure of project integrity. Using a platform approach to identify discrepancies, risks and opportunities, RLB is able to influence decision-making in real time, assuring commercial control on your projects.

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Sam Barnes
Sam Barnes

Partner - National Head of Cost Management