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18 November 2021 Using building contracts to go ‘green’ in health buildings

With the COP26 summit which was held in Glasgow in November 2021 and the increasing global awareness of environmental concerns, the world of construction cannot escape the shift to operating in a more sustainable manner.

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15 September 2021 Is this a support plan you can work with on PFI contract expiry? Handover assistance from the IPA

Key areas of support offered by the IPA under the ‘Managing the Risks of PFI Contract Expiry’ plan to aid public bodies.

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22 July 2021 The Building Safety Bill – what does it mean for you?

Earlier this month the Government published the Building Safety Bill as part of its continuing efforts to respond to the Grenfell disaster and recommendations made following the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

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15 June 2021 Early contractor involvement is growing in popularity with local authorities, but which is the best route, JCT or NEC?

Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) and New Engineering Contract (NEC) - which drafting works best, and where are the traps for the unwary?

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13 May 2021 The countdown to private finance initiative (PFI) handover – what’s your seven-year plan?

We consider key actions for public authorities in managing the PFI handover process.

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20 June 2019 It's about time: the court gives guidance on time bars in construction contracts

Many of our public sector clients regularly undertake building works using NEC3 and NEC contracts and works worth an estimated £4 billion have been carried out, for example, under the Procure 21+ Framework, which is based upon the NEC3 ECC contract.

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12 September 2017 Should we market test a benchmarking report which does not follow the requirements of the contract?

Every five years, the prices for soft facilities management services are supposed to be recalibrated to reflect current market rates.

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I only receive the project company's monthly summary, how can I oversee the performance data of the soft facilities management services?

Each month there are typically thousands of soft services delivered by facilities management companies across the PFI building and possibly the trust’s retained estate.

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3 July 2017 How can I avoid wasting time reviewing monthly reports, which are subsequently revised and reissued?

Typically, the monthly report is issued to the trust within five working days of the end of each month.

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6 June 2017 How can I avoid wasting time reviewing incomplete and inaccurate monthly reports?

A project agreement will usually go into detail with regard to what each monthly report should contain.

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