Contract Administration has a key role in ensuring a project is delivered to the agreed quality and scope, within budget and on programme.


The terms Contract Administrator and Employers Agent are one of the main sources of confusion with regard to their role and function within the construction industry. However, they are in essence very similar roles separated by the choice of contract.

The principle difference is that a Contract Administrator encompasses both pre-contract and post contract activities under a traditional JCT contract or similar. Whilst the Employers Agent role is primarily post contract phase once a contractor is appointed under a design and build contract.

Within both roles further services and responsibilities are usually included. For example, a Contract Administrator could also take on the role as Principal Designer, Project Manager and Cost Control services. Whilst an Employers Agent would ordinarily act as Lead Consultant on behalf of the Client and take responsibility for the appointment of the design team, oversee the tender process, change process and risk management.


Regardless of the procurement route and scope of appointment, all projects have one thing in common, ensuring the project is delivered to the agreed quality and scope, within budget and on programme. Thus, ensuring the Clients expectations are met and exceeded.

At Bradley-Mason LLP our team has an in depth and comprehensive knowledge of building contracts, to ensure we can advise on the appropriate procurement route and contract choice. Equally important, we understand and appreciate, in combination with our Project Management skills, the common areas and themes for dispute and non successfully achieving the required project outcomes, thus allowing us to mitigate such matters at an early stage.

Whether the project value is £10,000 or £10,000,000 we have a wealth of experience in successfully delivering projects within both the public and private sectors including education, health, heritage, transport, residential, retail and commercial schemes.

A testimonial from one of our Contract Administration clients

“Julian and his team provide a great building consultancy service with high quality and thorough reports to quickly to suit the needs of their clients. It’s reassuring to know that you’ll always get a quick reply and the full attention of whoever is dealing with the enquiry.”

Jo Hedley – James Hall & Co Properties


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