How to Procure Soft Landings is written primarily to help public and private sector clients and main contractors procure Soft Landings services from their construction supply chains. The 2014 edition contains minor improvements and clarifications. If you already have the How to Procure Soft Landings in PDF, download the latest version to update your files.
BSRIA has developed the guide with input by members of the BSRIA Soft Landings Network in response to two clear trends in the use of Soft Landings.
Increasingly there is a need for clear and standardised requirements for the industry as many clients and consultants don’t fully understand the Soft Landings process. This guide will help clients understand better what they are requesting in tenders and contractors understand in more detail what steps are involved in the process.
Soft Landings is also now being adopted by central government as a formal procurement policy known as Government Soft Landings (GSL). This is a version of BSRIA’s Soft Landings that is stated to be mandatory along with Building Information Modelling (BIM) for central government projects from 2016. Soft Landings is a process that fits well with the use of BIM.
The guide is split into three main sections, with requirements worded for clients appointing professional designers, clients appointing main contractors/builders and contractors appointing sub-contractors.
It complements the Soft Landings Framework (BG 54/2018), BSRIA’s guide that describes what Soft Landings is about and why you should adopt it. It aims to go a step further by providing all that clients and project teams need to put Soft Landings into operation.
Please note that this guide uses the old five stages as defined in BG 54/2014 Soft Landings Framework. It has not been updated to reflect the six Phases as defined in BG 54/2018 Soft Landings Framework 2018.