Project Management Services
School Support Ltd's property management team bring decades of consistent experience and specialised knowledge of school property portfolios by providing a full range of services associated with school property management and construction.
WE'VE BEEN IN THIS MARKET FOR OVER 20 YEARS GIVING OUR CLIENTS THE CONFIDENCE THEY DESERVE WHEN ADDRESSING CONstruction AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT OUTCOMES. our goal is to make property and construction as easy as possible so educators can focus on their passion - educating - not property.
Our property teams across New Zealand have extensive knowledge and skills in project management including, though not limited to the following:
Necessary building legislation
Ministry Design and Property Management Guidelines
Keeping projects on track and within budget
Looking for cost savings where possible
Manage the day-to-day process on behalf of the Board of Trustees
Advising the Board of Trustees in all aspects of project management
Preparation of 10 Year Property Plans.
Five Year Agreements (for capital works administration)
This involves completing a 10 year property plan and overseeing capital projects for a period of 5 years.
Areas of Expertise - MOE Funded Projects
Site-wide facilities & site development planning
General and specific advice for school buildings, facilities and infrastructure both on & off campus ( e.g. Teacher houses, boarding hostels etc. ).
Complete replacement & rebuilds of school buildings.
Renovation, Upgrade & remodel of existing school buildings
General teaching spaces & breakout areas ( ILE )
Specialist teaching spaces - science music arts technology etc.
Administration office and resource areas.
Gymnasium, halls & libraries
Utility spaces – toilets, change rooms
Accessibility & Special Needs facilities
Outdoor learning areas
Vehicle access , drop off & parking
Special Needs requirements
All delivered within the MoE modern architectural and design parameters for Innovative Learning Environments (ILE's)
Repair, replacement & upgrade of infrastructure
Power, lighting, data, alarms.
Heating systems ( boilers ) plumbing . drainage , water supply.
BOT Funded Projects
Landscaping & site development project
External & internal painting
In all projects we carry out:
Establishment of the scope of work
Prepare tender documentation
Recommend a procurement / tender process
Assess and evaluate tenders
Provide recommendation of successful tenderer
Advise and identify issues raised by tenderers
Establish, project control points and key milestones in the contract works
Site inspections of the works
Recommend and confirm contract payments
Final inspection of completed works.
School Support also works with schools to deliver infrastructure outcomes that are deemed of a private nature. As an example, we are currently project managing a very large painting contract for a secondary school. The project is funded out of school not MoE money. In this instance School Support:
Designed the scope of works for the school
Publicly sought tenders
Assessed tender documents and interviewed the top three painting firms
Provided the School Board with a statement of advice on who we believed offered the best tender
Appointed the successful tenderer and reduced the contract price while delivering the same overall outcome
Established a scope of works, control points and key milestones as part of our role to project manage the entire contract.