BSRIA launches guide to maintenance contracts
BSRIA’s guide ‘Maintenance contracts: a guide to best practice for procurement guide (BG66/2016)’ is aimed at helping clients, facilities managers and their organisations to understand better the key success factors in procuring maintenance contracts. It promotes ‘cutting-edge’ tender processes and procedures and supports the development of contract documentation.
There are different ways in which building maintenance can be carried out, including outsourcing and using in-house teams. Generally, maintenance operations use a mix-and-match service-delivery vehicle.
This guide explains what is involved at each stage in the maintenance-procurement process and provides a clear roadmap for minimising risk and ensuring that value for money is being achieved. It covers the development of contracts and specifications for maintenance, the tendering process, and monitoring and control.
David Bleicher, training and publications manager, explains, ‘This guide is a general introduction to maintenance contracts and best practice for procurement. It emphasises the importance of building positive working relationships between the client and the facilities-management contractor.’
BG66/2016 is available to download from the BSRIA web site and as a hard copy.