NEC4: Facilities Management Short Contract
This contract should be used for the appointment of a service provider for a period of time to manage and provide a facility management service which does not require sophisticated management techniques, comprises straightforward work and imposes low risks on both parties.
NEC, the construction industry’s leading procurement contract suite, and the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) launched this set of contracts specifically for the procurement of facilities management services, helping to identify best practice in the sector and establish the way forward.
The contracts and their supporting documents are a great step to enable the facilities management sector to offer more integrated and consistent procurement strategies, add value to the supply chain and develop stronger, more collaborative, relationships and ways of working.
As with all NEC4 contracts, they are based on three core principles - ensuring they work to support good relationships between all parties; they can be used in a wide variety of commercial situations or locations, and are written in clear, simple terms.