Tailor-made construction consultancy services

We will shape locally compliant processes, whilst meeting your needs, for the success of your project.

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Who We Are

We are a French independant, internationally experienced consultancy, providing professional construction services in the the fields of
project, contract and cost management.

Our core activity is to assist international operators in achieving full compliancy with local regulations, standards and best practises, while keeping consitency with their corporate standards and reporting processses.

We are based in Paris and Lyon and are looking forward to opening other Host Countries with the same scope of services.

How We Can Help

We are a team of construction professionals focussed on bringing to every project a level of client care, attention to detail and discretion that exceeds expectations, without forgoing transparency and honesty.

We believe it is our responsibility, as a service provider, to offer innovative solutions, value for money and, above all, the ability to respond to your changing needs as your business and corporate goals evolve.

We aim to preserve a proactive, human based, boutique-like approach.

We understand the stakes from all the project parties' perspective and hence provide effective planning, strong advice and proactive control.

Areas of Practice

Whether your project involves a countrywide rollout or a localized one-time development, Duarte & Baker can combine Project, Contract and Cost Management services to offer multidisciplinary tailored services.

Our internal capacities, together with an extensive network of reliable partners allows for swift response to any resources or skills demands.

Project Management

From early due-diligence operations through to end user support, we can build, lead and manage your consultants team to ensure realistic scheduling, consistent reporting and clear communication lines are provided, your requirements are conformed to and the involved third parties are considered.

Contract Management

Should the retained procurement preference go for the FIDIC suite or entirely bespoke contract, to buy an asset, hire consultants or procure works, we can assist you in negotiating the best terms, draft the compliant contract you need and adminstrate it througout the whole project.

Cost Management

While providing preliminary estimates, early procurement advice through to full control during the whole lifecycle of the project, we will make sure all costs are comprehensively anticipated, assessed and reported, value for money is the rule and budget stays under control.

The Partnership

Our company was established in early 2017 and is a partnership between
James Baker, a traditionally trained British Quantity Surveyor and
Marco Duarte, a French Economiste de la Construction

Combining over 40 Years of experience in the construction business,
the two managing partners bring British and French insights to the market.

Our growing team comprises a balanced mix of Graduate to Senior personnel, willing to get involved, deliver and share knowledge.

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James Baker

Managing Partner

James has gained over 20 years of experience across the globe in the roles of Commercial, Project and Contract Management.
and has developed a wide range of skills and a strong understanding in all of our core services.
James started working in France from early 2009, with overseas projects.

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Marco Duarte

Managing Partner

Marco has been plying trades as Commercial Manager, Contract Administrator or Design & Construction Manager around France, for more than 20 Years.
As an independant consultant, Marco has proven versatility, flexibility and commitment in support of Employers, Design teams or Contractors.

Get In Touch

Would you want some references, a capability statement or arrange for a meeting?
Please, drop us an email and we will swiftly get back to you.

  • Email Contact @ Duarte & Baker
  • Phone +33 141 05 49 03
  • Address Paris Office:
    23, rue Trezel 92300 Levallois-Perret
    Lyon Office:
    65, rue de Créqui 69006 Lyon