Most projects will come to fruition and be delivered in less than a year, often just a matter of months, dependent upon their size.
Approached in the correct way, all organisations have the ability to contractually secure the pristine performance of their workplace over a prolonged time-frame by taking the time to ensure that contracts, warranties and service agreements are set up and closely coordinated with the delivery of the project.
The Technical Director for the project is in a position to guide and secure the following arrangements:
Warranties – arrange all warranties as an assurance / guarantee of reliability for a specified time-frame. The industry standard warranty for mechanical systems is 12 months. Should the system experience specific failure, a warranty will cover the Client for a period of 12 months in rectifying the specific failure without needing to cover the full cost of repair
Bonds – where required, arrange a Bond to give you a mechanism that can provide for the satisfactory completion of work. This will ensure compensation for any monetary loss in the event of bankruptcy by the Contractor
Letter of Instruction – arrange a form of limited instruction to progress the project prior to full contract signature. This may cover, but is not restricted to:
Instruction of the design works
Instruction of any long-lead procurement items
Instruction of the project to a capped monetary amount
Instruction of the project to its full contract value
Contract – agree the form of contract (i.e., Joint Contracts Tribunal standard form of Building Contract (2005 edition) incorporating contractors design (Design and Build – JCT 2005) and coordinate its completion by all parties
Lease / Licence to Alter – ultimately ensure Landlord’s approval of the proposals is agreed and through a detailed understanding of the property, provide information to assist in the lease negotiation process
Collateral warranties – agree and arrange collateral warranties which gives a third party collateral to rights in an existing contract entered into by two separate parties
Third party contracts – agree and coordinate any 3rd party contracts applicable to the project that require integration in the project (i.e. Clients preferred audio visual supplier or I.T maintainer)
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