Contract for interim management of wastewater treatment projects in the Balkans
The term 'Interim Project Management' describes the core business of Agenda 21500. Thanks to our commercial activity since 2016 and the trust of our clients, in 2018 we were able to start some of our most comprehensive interim projects, providing services such as contract management, project management and commissioning of wastewater treatment plants.
From 2018 to 2020, Agenda21500 successfully completed contract management support services, completion and commissioning of two wastewater treatment plants in the Balkan region, for one of its main clients. The projects involved an extensive sanitation network and the use of bacterial bed processes and SBR systems.
Through the Interim Project Management format, Agenda21500 reached an agreement with its client, one of the main Spanish water sector companies, to lead until completion the construction works and subsequent commissioning of two wastewater treatment plants in different locations in the Balkan region, developed by different local authorities, with European Union funding and using FIDIC type contracts. Contract management support under this standard was extended to a third facility.
Agenda21500 led until completion the construction and commissioning of two wastewater treatment plants in the Balkan region
The service provided by Agenda21500 included project management for the three projects, contract management, cost control, as well as monitoring and control of project planning and commissioning. A group lead, a site manager, a contract manager, a person in charge of economic planning and the work programme, and a commissioning manager joined the teams assigned to the project sites, using two different approaches: permanent deployment on site and periodic visits.
The services by Agenda21500 included project and contract management, cost control, control of project planning and commissioning
The projects were at different levels of progress and faced different problems. The experience of the team provided by Agenda21500 was key to achieve fast integration within the project teams, quick and complete identification of any issues, early detection of improvement needs and better communication with local project parties, clients (ministry and municipalities) and FIDIC engineers (Slovenian and German companies, respectively). As usual in Agenda's work methodology and as something crucial for international project management, we reached collaboration agreements with local professionals, which greatly enriched our services and the communication between the stakeholders involved.
Our vast experience in international project management and the application of Project Management Institute (PMI®) standards – always present in the interim services offered by Agenda21500 – enabled improved project team communications and performance, better interaction with suppliers and subcontractors, and improved communications and relationship with both on-site management and the final client.
Agenda21500's experience in contract management with many different types of contracts at the international level has enabled the successful completion of numerous demands, both existing and new.
The evolution of our services over time shows the growing level of trust of our client. We started with project management at one facility and contract management support for three projects, to then expand the scope of services to the resolution of the punch list in a second contract in the first country, and completing the execution of the third wastewater treatment plant in a neighbouring country. The services were successfully completed with the commissioning of the facilities.
At Agenda21500 we are very pleased to have provided the service that is the raison d'être of our company. But more than that, we are very proud to have put our experience and capabilities at the service of our client and to have enabled the successful completion of their projects.