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Source One Solutions, Inc. (SOSI) is known to many of our clients as a concierge. We offer a full spectrum of Owner’s Representative services to our healthcare clients. Functioning as the Project Management Consultant, we coordinate and manage your contractual relationships with Designers, Engineers, Contractors and Vendors. By encapsulating all the facets of a project under a single umbrella we can save the client time, aggravation and money!

Below we list a good representation of what we do for our projects, please understand however, it is near impossible to list all the details of what we do behind the scenes!

 

Value Engineering…

Maintaining functionality and quality while mitigation cost is paramount for any construction project. During “Value Engineering”; SOSI will identify design elements that could be more “cost efficient”, without making any sacrifices that degrade the value of the final product. Value engineering results in reclaimed capital for the project, which can be applied to many financial applications. This process is most efficient before construction begins, but we never stop looking for possibilities thru the duration of the project.

 

Constructability and Plan Review…

The success of every construction project depends on the quality of the design documents. If a set of documents is incomplete or inaccurate, the advancement of the job could be in jeopardy. Additionally, if the documents are deficient, the accuracy of the bids will suffer. SOSI will review the design documents for and identify these deficiencies. This saves countless dollars in possible change orders, which disrupt the balance of the budget and schedule!

 

Budget Development and Analysis…

Of the three parts of a project, the budget is often considered to be the most important! Using our hands on experience and sharp cost mitigation experience, SOSI will develop a budget that is both designable and buildable. In addition, we ensure the budget can be managed, while at the same time extracting the maximum usage out of every dollar spent. We then closely evaluate every item of the project and detect any deficiencies that are not cost effective.

 

Estimating…

At first glance, estimating appears to be analogous with budgeting. However, estimating serves a distinctly separate purpose. In budgeting, you evaluate the maximum capital you want to devote to a project. In estimating, actual costs are applied to a set of construction documents. We can provide detailed, real-world estimates for virtually any construction application. This assists with awards with bids, as well as change order mitigation. As estimating is directly tied to the project’s budget, a precise estimation cannot be disparaged.

 

Bid Management…

Managing the bid process is a momentous step in the timeline of any project. The success or failure of a project can often rest upon contractor selection and ensuring the entire scope of the design documents is covered. In addition, all public bids must be held in the strictest accordance of the law. As the bid process is much more dynamic than just taking the low bid, our services at this stage are uncompromised.

 

Contract Development and Review…

As a contract is the document that legally binds multiple stakeholders of a construction project, it is not something to take lightly. Precautions must be taken to protect the signing parties interests, and ensure they don’t start the project at a disadvantage. At SOSI, we enable our strong negotiating skills and excellent document knowledge to form a contract, which gives our client the edge.

 

Procurement and Logistics…

Schedule delays can often be attributed to building materials which do not arrive on the jobsite when needed. Some of the materials needed to begin a task must be ordered months ahead of time and be scheduled to arrive on the jobsite at the perfect moment. SOSI oversees the procurement process, to mitigate any schedule delays related to materials. This process is an integral part of our scheduling program, and must be implemented in conjunction.

 

Design Team Selection…

Design Team selection is equally as important as contractor selection. The quality of your design team selection will directly reflect the quality of the design documents. Involving us before the design team is selected allows us to give our recommendation of the personnel, which will communicate your vision thru plans. Efficient design documents will help to nullify extra costs associated with design deficiencies.

 

Contract Administration…

It is important to ensure that all stakeholders of the construction project are living up to their expectations set before its start. This service typically encompasses the entire construction timeline, as we diligently monitor and enforce contractual requirements. Ensuring total invested capital is equal to the value of the project is a fundamental expectation.

 

Pay App Review…

Only paying for goods you have received, or work that has been completed, seems like a basic concept in construction. However, often payment requested is not equal to the current equity of the project. Maintaining the balance between work completed and capital dispersed is integral in the financial health of your project, as it leaves you with the least amount of risk possible. We review every payment application, ensuring you are only paying for work, which is equal to the equity of the building.

 

Change Order Management…

Ultimately, almost all projects will have change orders. A change order is when a contractor must perform work at an extra cost on the project, which was not expected. During pre-construction, SOSI advises on a contingency for these change orders, which is a line item in the budget. During construction, we studiously analyze each change order for more cost effective alternates, as well as ensure each of the cost are founded and honest.

 

Financial Forecasting…

Having a clearer view of the possible financial risks to the project ahead of time can be very advantageous to all stakeholders involved. If a risk can be identified early enough, its effects can be minimized and possibly nullified. SOSI uses our decades of experience and perceptive management practice to identify these risks ahead of time, allowing them to be addressed before they become a risk to the project.

 

Commissioning Oversight…

Initializing the building’s systems (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Security, Etc.) is an important milestone in the construction project. However, to receive the manufacturer’s standard warranties, certain steps must be followed. During this important phase, we closely monitor the commissioning agent’s actions, and make certain that all details are closely followed to receive a functional building, with the warranties intact!

 

FFE (Fixtures, Furnishings and Equipment)…

In a construction project, there are items required to make the building fully functional, which the general contractor does not provide. Examples of these items are, furniture, medical equipment, specialized equipment, and many other fixtures. SOSI manages procurement and negotiation of these items on behalf of the owner. This service supplies the remaining pieces for the building to be occupied.

 

IT (Information Technology and Telephony)…

Every environment is dependent on IT today, especially the medical industry. SOSI can design, manage, implement and maintain a variety of needs from Data/Phone cabling to Internet Access and everything in between for our healthcare client. Working with various EMR and/or other providers of services currently used to insure the best solutions are in place.

 

Closeout…

Closing out a construction project is a daunting task. Operation and maintenance manuals (O & M’s) must be collected, punch lists finalized, and contracts must be closed out. SOSI works thru this process, collecting and reviewing O & M’s, and closely monitors the punch list operations. Equally as important, we perform contract close-out functions, such as warranty work, ensuring the close-out documents are in order and authorizing release of retention.

 

Move Management…

So the new facility is ready for you but are your employees ready for the new facility? SOSI will work with your team of employees to prepare them for the move. SOSI will find the right moving team and working together will provide a successful and non-intrusive move for your group.

 

Facility Management…

Now you have a new facility but who is going to manage your vendor contracts for the new site? Just call SOSI! Let our team of Facility Mangers work with and manage the Maintenance, Landscape, HVAC, Snow Removal, etc. Companies to insure your facility is being well taken care of and the contracts are always at their most aggressive prices!