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GVE Commercial Solutions work as trusted advisors with a wide portfolio of clients (main contractors and subcontractors) in the UK and overseas on medium and large sized contracts.

We are based in Maidstone in the South East of England and within close proximity to London.

Our consultants work from our offices in Maidstone or work on-site and in client offices across the UK and overseas.

Chart Name: Steven M. J. Goodwin
Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Arbitration
  Diploma in Quantity Surveying
  HNC Quantity Surveying
  OND – Business Studies
Prof. Membership: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (MCInstCES)
  Society of Construction Law

Steve has worked in the Industry as a Commercial Consultant for 24 years.  In 2005 Steve became a founding Partner of GVE Commercial Solutions offering a range of commercial services to national and international clients within the construction industry.   Since graduating with arbitration qualifications Steve has worked on a wide range of projects requiring legal interpretation including acting as an advocate witness, preparation of adjudication submissions, advising clients on international arbitration procedures, examination of detailed claim documentation and production of bespoke contract suites containing main and subcontracts.  Steve has also worked as commercial manager taking commercial leads for many of his clients.
Some Project Highlights:
Commercial Management and Consultation; Dispute Prevention and Resolution; Adjudication Management.
Director - GVE Commercial Solutions Limited (2005 - current)
Byrne Brothers Ltd
Hammersmith LUL
Commercial management & adjudication; retrospective analysis of time and money claims on NEC3 project, management of subcontractor account, 3 No adjudications administered with Fenwick Elliott LLP.
4Delivery Ltd
Ashford Sludge Treatment Centre
Commercial management & adjudication; financial assessment of subcontractor’s claims, auditing of open book contract documentation, claim evaluation and risk analysis, negotiation and settlement of variations and extensions of time claims, preparation of adjudication submissions and response documentation, strategic dispute avoidance and mitigation measures.
J Murphy & Sons Ltd
Welsh Water
Commercial consultant: £0.5m compensation event: physical/ ground/ biological conditions, contractual difficulties, parties amended NEC standard terms.
Care Home, Coventry
Commercial consultant; JCT, subcontractor termination, extension of time v LAD’s, successfully settled pre-adjudication.
Costain Abu Dhabi
Das Island
Commercial consultant; preparation of extension of time/loss and expense claim and advice on strategy for recovery of sums due.
Jacal Construction
Olympic Park, Basketball Arena
Adjudication; preparation of adjudication documents and adjudication management to a successful conclusion, Local Democracy Act and non-payment of invoices.
Olympic Park
Commercial consultant; advice and assistance in the pursuit of extension of time and variation claims against the client.  
Pararail Ltd
Stations & Depots Dilapidations Project
Commercial management & adjudication: management of commercial team following ‘at will’ termination of the contractor; final account procedure following termination; consultation advice and management of dispute resolution through adjudication; including appointment of legal representation; member of the creditors committee during liquidation proceedings.
Project Chile LNG Terminal
Commercial consultant: evaluation of subcontractor’s large scale marine variations including off-shore piling; jetty superstructure and pipelines; visit to site in Chile to attend site meetings with subcontractor and carry out forensic investigation.
Birse Civils Ltd
A228 Leybourne & West Malling Bypass
Commercial management; procurement of subcontractors and drafting subcontract documents; package management; submission of compensation events to client and change management.

Ernst & Young
Administration of Dew Construction (in receivership)
Commercial consultant: production of documentation for future adjudication proceedings; appointment by DLA Piper solicitors on behalf of Ernst & Young to provide advocate expert evidence in a dispute with architect and insurance company over negligent design; finalised remaining Dew Construction projects and interests on behalf of the appointed administrator.
Dockguard Ltd
Fujuirah Marine Port, Dubai
Commercial management: negotiation of claims on a large marine contract; liaison with UK based solicitors on behalf of client; production of an arbitration plan involving attending meetings in both the UK and Dubai offices.
Quantum Surveying Ltd (2004 – 2005)
Various UK & international projects 
Consultant surveyor: working for a number of clients on various projects in the UK and overseas, provision of legal advice and production of adjudication and arbitration documentation, provision of general surveying and commercial management functions.
Dew Construction Ltd (2000 – 2004)
Various sheet piling contracts in UK & Shetland Islands 
Commercial manager: co-ordination of commercial and engineering teams to deliver successful sheet piling solutions to UK and international clients, commercial and project management of new build marine port facility, pre-contract negotiations and drafting of documentation, dispute resolution, debt recovery, reporting financial data to directors on behalf of South East region.
Schofield Lothian Group (1996 – 2000)
Consultant surveyor:
O’ Rourke – Canary Wharf: implementation of change management systems.
Balfour Beatty Head Office; regional reporting of all financial activity to director level.
Edmund Nuttall – A406 North Circular; full re-measurement of drainage account.
Balfour Beatty A13 Rainham; cut and fill exercise to divert watercourse.
Christiani & Neilson – Bakerloo Underground Line: loss and expense claim ICE contract.
Leach Consultancy (1995 – 1996)
Tarmac Wylfa Nuclear Power Station; project quantity surveyor.
Amec – Bristol Ring Road; project earthwork analysis.
Tarmac Civil Engineering Ltd (1989 – 1995)
A30 Indian Queens Bypass; A30 Okehampton Bypass; M25/M26 Reconstruction; M40 Construction - Trainee/quantity surveyor; measurement and valuations of works sections.
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Chart Name: Paul Edwards
Qualifications: Chartered Construction Manager
HND in Building Studies
Prof. Membership: The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

Paul has worked in the construction industry since 1983. Having commenced his career with a large international civil engineering contractor, Paul has spent a total of 24 years as a consultant on a wide range of projects providing management of commercial teams, preparation of adjudication submissions, and examination of detailed claim documentation and negotiation of terms or settlements on behalf of clients.  Between 1995 and 1998 Paul worked as Commercial Manager responsible for the financial control of a South East based civil engineering company. In 2005 Paul became a founding Partner of GVE Commercial Solutions offering a range of commercial services to national and international clients within the construction industry.  Paul has experience working within client and contractor organisations and has also run course presentations pertaining to the NEC suite of contracts.
Some Project Highlights:
Commercial Management and Consultation; Change Management and Contract Administration.
Director - GVE Commercial Solutions Limited (2005 - current)
Birse Rail Ltd
Network Rail’s DDA Framework Agreement
Commercial management: responsible for procurement of subcontractors to recommendation and appointment; management of onsite commercial team.
Balfour Beatty CEL
Blackfriars Station & Bridge Construction Project
Commercial management: procurement/management of bridge roof canopy subcontract package and overseeing of bridge deck replacement package; management of other packages including precast platforms and cantilever access scaffold, all commercial functions including monthly reporting; variation assessment; claims evaluation and final account negotiations.
Balfour Beatty Carillion J.V.
Transport for London’s East London Line Rail Project
Commercial management: preparation of narrative and quantum documentation for joint review with client’s legal team, evaluation of major compensation events; compilation of claims statements for use in mediation procedures for negotiation of final account.
Hochtief (UK) Construction
Commercial management of procurement and measurement processes on Bexhill to Hastings Link Road
Colorminium Group
Tender and other pre-contract risk analysis and negotiation of subcontract terms for on various projects including St Thomas’ Hospital.
Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering
Recovery of outstanding debt on historic accounts
Balfour Beatty Power Networks Ltd
66kV & 400kV Mains at Lodge Road, London
Commercial management: investigation and submission of extension of time claim; negotiations with client.
Hochtief UK Ltd
A23 Coulsdon Bypass
Commercial management: management of commercial team, assistance to legal team with preparation of narrative and quantum documentation for adjudication in respect of extension of time and variation decisions, monthly financial reporting to commercial director.
NEC3 Course Presentations
Bite-size, half and full day courses on the Engineering and Construction Contract for organisations including VolkerFitzpatrick, Portsmouth City Council, Hochtief (UK) Construction, East Sussex County Council, Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering and Murphy Group.
Commercial Management Consultants Ltd (1998 – 2005)
SABCO (Balfour Beatty Rail & EDF J.V.)
Inner London Power Supply Upgrade
Commercial consultant; investigation and production of extension of time request documentation, negotiation with client’s representative.
Balfour Beatty Power Networks Ltd
Beauly to Denny Overhead Power Transmission Line
Commercial consultant; provision of tender stage advice to client and contractor in respect of procuring a form of contract for the works, provision of subsequent training for commercial teams in effective use of the chosen form of contract (ECC Option C).
Morgan Vinci J.V.
Channel Tunnel Rail Link
Commercial consultant; analysis of delay and disruption issues for inclusion in major compensation event quotations.
Alfred McAlpine Civil Engineering Ltd
Port of Dover Elevated Roadway
Consultant surveyor: provision of commercial management services on project, evaluation and negotiation of subcontractors’ claims, financial reporting to commercial director.
Mowlem Railways
CTRL Contract 104H St Pancras
Consultant surveyor: commercial management of project during pre-construction phase.
Balfour Beatty Major Projects Ltd
CTRL Contract 440 East Kent
Commercial consultant; preparation and negotiation insurance claim for storm damage, provision of technical narrative and evaluation.
Associated Solutions Ltd
The Chimes Shopping Centre
Commercial consultant; investigation and compilation of delay and disruption claim documentation for external works package.
Tramtrack Croydon Ltd
Croydon Tramlink
Commercial consultant; investigating contractor’s extension of time request, production of documents for adjudication with client’s legal representatives.
Roe Roads Ltd (1995 – 1998)

Various road, rail and other civil engineering contracts in the UK:

  • London Underground Station Refurbishment
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway Millennium Extension
  • Rochester Term Contract for Footway Works
  • Edenbridge Sewage Works
  • Heathrow Cargo Centre
  • Hythe Sea Defence.
Commercial Management Consultants Ltd (1988 – 1995)

Provision of commercial consultant services; working on UK civil and infrastructure contracts:

  • M20 Junction 5 – 8 Roadworks; Balfour Beatty, Earthworks Claim – Delay/disruption
  • Jubilee Line Extension; G Mansell – Bills of quantities production for tende
  • Second Severn Bridge Crossing; G Mansell – Bills of quantities production for tender
  • A2 Reconstruction Works; Balfour Beatty – Project quantity surveyor
  • Slade Green – British Rail Depot; Amec /Fairclough – Project quantity surveyor.
Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd (1983 – 1988)
  • Assistant/project quantity surveyor; providing general project commercial services:
  • Thamesmead Recycling Plant; preparation of monthly valuations, valuation of variations.
  • M20 Junction 6 – 8 Roadwork’s; valuation of works sections, subcontractor management.
  • A2 Gravesend Resurfacing Works; assistance with site measurement, recording of events.
  • M27 Southampton Reconstruction Works; assistance with preparation of valuations.
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