Moldova Roads Technical Audits

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The purpose of the technical audit of the road construction supervision projects (under FIDIC MDB Conditions of Contract), financed by the European Investment Bank, was to allow an independent team to form a professional opinion on the compliance of road works with the technical specifications and standards described in the relevant contract documents, for the entire Moldova Roads Sector Programme (including both, projects funded by International Financial Institutions and donors, and through the Government’s own budget). Over 30 construction contracts including over 700km of the road construction and rehabilitation projects were audited during four audit missions carried out from September 2014 to September 2017.

The overall scope included:

  •  Audit of works supervision (quality of works supervision, conformance with the terms of the contract)
  • Audit of works execution (pavement core sampling and independent laboratory testing, visual inspections, compliance with specifications)

Rendel provided the following project input:

  • Audit of the execution the roads, drainage, structures and earthworks, visual inspections, analysis of the compliance with the specifications for roads, drainage, bridges and earthworks
  • Coordination of the pavement core surveys and testing
  • Preparation of the list of the defects including the maintenance related defects, advices and recommendations for the remediation actions
  • Comments on the detailed design approach and the works methodology
  • Preparation of the relevant sections of the annual Audit Reports