BSRIA is delighted to announce the release of its new Maintenance Contracts: A Guide to Best Practice for Procurement Guide (BG66/2016) which is available to download from its website and as a hard copy.
This guide 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 risks 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.
This publication is also available as part of the Building Maintenance Set (BFM5).
David Bleicher, Training & Publications Manager, BSRIA, said: “This guide is a general introduction to maintenance contracts and best practice for procurement.
It explains how maintenance contracts should be let and what activities and methods can be used to achieve best practice with tendering.
The guide emphasises the importance of building positive working relationships between the client and the facilities management contractor.”