BIFM has partnered with NEC Contracts to publish NEC for FM – a suite of contract documents and guides to support good practice in facilities management procurement in the public and private sector.
NEC contracts have three key characteristics:
> Their use stimulates good project management of the relationship between the two parties to the contract and, hence, of the work included in the contract.
> They can be used in a wide variety of commercial situations, for a wide variety of types of work and in any location
> They are clear and simple documents – using language and a structure which are straightforward and easily understood.
NEC approached BIFM to better understand how an industry-specific form of contract could be developed. BIFM already had a Good Practice Procurement Guide and this, coupled with the NEC3 approach, resulted in a review where NEC received endorsement of the Term Service Contract in April 2013.
As a result of this new partnership, BIFM and NEC signed a memorandum of understanding to work together. The NEC for FM suite has been recognised and endorsed by the FM Category Board of the Cabinet Office UK, as well as the Crown Commercial Service, who provide centralised commercial and procurement services for Government and the UK public sector
BIFM Member benefits
> Access to a BIFM/NEC Users’ Group - this will allow members to review digital copies of NEC3 Term Service Contract and NEC3 Term Service Short Contract
> Download free copies of Service information guidance and Term Service Communication Forms.
> Free eLearning module on the ‘Introduction of Term Service Contract’
> Quarterly NEC Newsletter
> Access to the NEC/BIFM help section of the website. Members can submit up to 6 questions/enquiries per organisation per annum in relation to Term Service Contract (TSC) and Term Service Short Contract (TSSC) contracts for clarification
> 25% discount at all NEC event in the UK
> 20% discount on all NEC classroom and eLearning packages
> 10% discount on all NEC Term Service Contract (TSC) and Term Service Short Contract (TSSC) contracts purchased via the NEC website
To access the discounts, BIFM members need to email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting your BIFM Membership number
What’s inside the box?
What’s inside NEC for FM?
BIFM members receive a 10% discount on the NEC for FM box set – quote NECFM14 whne purchasing via the website.
> BIFM Good Practice Guide on Procurement
> How to Use NEC3 Contracts in Facilities Management
> Term Service Contract
> Term Service Short Contract
> Term Service Contract Guidance Notes
> Term Service Contract Flow Charts
> Term Service Short Contract Guidance Notes and Flow Charts
> How to Write the TSC Service Information
> How to use the TSC Communication Forms