To achieve this, the Department has established Framework Agreements with a limited list of consultants and contractors with whom the University will seek to partner its current and future workload.
The framework will allow the University to:-
- Form co-operative project teams of client, designers, project manager, contractor and sub-contractor with a shared goal of achieving the best possible outcome for the client and end user.
- Seek to identify the best possible solutions through team working.
- Deliberately apply the lessons learnt from one project to another using KPI's and project evaluation techniques.
- Deliberately seek 'win-win' outcomes from the whole relationship and from any problems or issues that arise whilst works are in progress.
- Adopt an 'Open Book' approach within the relationship that acknowledges that the team make a reasonable level of profit.
- Provide incentives for all members to work together to achieve cost savings and quality improvements throughout the course of the works.
- Generate cost reductions and quality improvements throughout the supply chain by reducing waste and inefficiencies in the procurement and build process.
- Reduce risk and establish "not to be exceeded" target costs.