How Roger Hannah Can Help With The CIF Process
Any Condition Improvement Funding bids require detailed knowledge from a qualified expert who can not only identify the issue, but its current implication on the building along with the benefits of undertaking the work. Likewise, expansion projects require substantiating evidence and detailed plans to be able to be considered for CIF Funding.
In addition, the CIF process – whether for improvement or expansion works alike – can be incredibly time consuming, not to mention complex to undertake.
With a high bid success rate, the team here at Roger Hannah are determined to help secure your CIF funding and ensure the success of the project. We can assist you through the entire process to ensure your school is best positioned for CIF funding consideration.
Here is an overview of how we use our expert team to help secure CIF funding bids.
See also: A day in the life of a CIF bidding surveyor
Condition Improvement Funding Bid Writing
The aim of bid writing is to set out a compelling case in order to increase the likelihood of the funds being awarded. While the required works may appear obvious even to the untrained eye, i.e in the case of a leaky roof or faulty central heating, it’s essential a qualified surveyor identifies the problem in full, along with any other issues that pose safety issues, or are in general need of refurbishment.
In addition, the bid will outline the impact the issues are having on the wider school, and the expected improvements remedial work will achieve. Bid writing is meticulous in nature, and with so much competition to contend with, no relevant detail can afford to be overlooked.
Our CIF funding bid writing has been successful in securing a number of projects, such as:
- Extensions to existing accommodation
- Fire safety improvements
- Gas & electrical safety works and upgrades
- Heating alterations and upgrades
- Lift safety
- Mechanical & electrical projects
- Roof refurbishments/replacements
- Security & safeguarding
- Sport facilities upgrades
- Ventilation/air quality and thermal comfort
- Window & curtain wall replacements
Obtain Competitive Quotation
Any type of building work is subject to thorough research relating to the scope of the project, and the specialist services that will be required to carry out the work.
In the case of CIF funded projects, it’s imperative that competitive quotes are sourced so that the work is completed to its full potential and is delivered within budget. The Roger Hannah team will ensure this is the case, working with a view to providing the best possible outcome for the school or college in mind.
Project Manage Successful Bids
Successful building condition improvement or expansion works rely on a number of strategic and administrative processes being subject to careful management throughout.
Our CIF project management service oversees aspects such as obtaining client briefs, procurement strategies, health and safety regulations etc. All of which is carried out with the aim of a smooth-running project from start to finish.
Complete And Submit Progress Reports
We will monitor the progress and quality of construction work and prepare progress reports in response, detailing our findings and outlining any recommendations.
Cost Manage The Project
Cost management covers everything from the initial project estimations, through to monitoring costs as the project progresses.
If approved, the CIF funding is awarded as a set amount of money, and so it’s essential that the works fall within the allotted award so that the project can be fully realised.
At the same time, expected standards must be upheld within the planning and construction elements of the process, making cost management an extremely thorough undertaking.
Ensure Successful Final Project Outcome
We’ll dispatch our expert surveyors to ensure project safety in regards to aspects such as structural, fire safety, electrical works etc. Offering a complete start to finish service, we’ll be on hand from the initial assessment of CIF funding suitability, until the final handover has been completed.