SRV’S OPERATIONAL MODEL BRINGS NOTABLE COST SAVINGS IN THE TENDER FOR THE HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE

SRV'S OPERATIONAL MODEL BRINGS NOTABLE COST SAVINGS IN THE TENDER FOR THE       
HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE                                                           

Following the negotiated procurement process, SRV has honed its tender for the  
Helsinki Music Centre. According to its operational model SRV has developed the 
plans together with the owner, consultants, designers and subcontractors. This  
has brought notable savings in the construction costs.  The savings have mainly 
been reached through technical solutions without lowering the quality.  The new 
solutions enable more efficient implementation. Also the subcontractors have    
brought out more economic alternatives and given binding tenders for them.      

The project has been divided into 60 purchasing packages, which all have been   
thoroughly scrutinised.  Changes have been made in more than half of the        
packages. No single change has been decisive; the savings are a sum of numerous 
smaller changes. One of the biggest single saving comes from the new supportive 
structure of the class cladding. Also the frame structure has been developed    
into a more economic one.  Metal doors, interior surfaces as well as steel stair
cases and railings have been developed according to the quality classifications 
and they have been submitted to new bids.  Some overlapping organisations have  
been discarded in the tender.                                                   

The negotiated procurement process has given more time for the design work and  
resulted in more detailed design. This has led to decreased implementation risks
and smaller risk provisions.                                                    

The construction market in general has tightened up, which has also lowered the 
cost pressure in subcontracts.                                                  
                                                                                
”In the tender for the Music Centre, SRV's project management fee is fixed. So  
SRV has no interest to raise the costs for the hope of higher fee. As in other  
projects too, we aim for optimal solutions without compromising the quality”,   
says Eero Heliövaara, President and CEO of SRV.                                 
”In SRV we are very pleased that together with the client we have reached the   
target without lowering the technical or architectural standard of the building.
Building the Music Centre is a challenge for SRV, and we want it to be a good   
reference for us”, says Heliövaara.                                             




For further information:                                                        
Eero Heliövaara, president and CEO (tel.+358 40 500 2436/communications manager 
Maija Saastamoinen)                                                             
Juha Pekka Ojala, Executive Vice President SRV Business Premises, tel.  +358    
40 733 4173

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