The Aqua Group guide to procurement, tendering and contract administration / edited by Mark Hackett, Gary Statham ; with contributions from Michael Bowsher [and nine others].

2nd ed.
Chichester, England : Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
xv, 368 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Buildings -- Specifications.
Construction contracts -- Great Britain.
Letting of contracts -- Great Britain.
Construction industry -- Management.
Electronic books.
Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Part I: Briefing the Project Team; Chapter 1: The Project Team; Introduction; Parties to a building contract and their supporting teams; Rights, duties and responsibilities; Statutory requirements; Avoiding disputes; Communications; Chapter 2: Assessing the Needs; The structure; The strategic definition; Contribution to the initial project brief; The initial programme; The appointment; Chapter 3: Buildings as Assets; Buildings as assets as well as buildings; Single building or programme?; Buildings as solutions to business challenges?
Everyday solutions-based thinkingSummary; Part II: Available Procurement Methods; Chapter 4: Principles of Procurement; Simple theory - complex practice; The eternal triangle; Other considerations; Entering into the contract; The dynamics of tendering; Chapter 5: Basic Concepts; Economic use of resources; Contractor's contribution to design and contract programme; Production cost savings; Continuity; Risk and accountability; Summary; Chapter 6: Accountability; Background; The modern concept of public accountability; Contract documentation; Proper price; Dispensing with competition; Inflation
Value for moneySummary; Chapter 7: Value and Risk Management; Value management; Risk management; Risk management strategies; Allocating management actions; Value and risk are complementary; Chapter 8: Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursement; Fixed price; Cost reimbursement; Application to contract elements; Fluctuations; Target cost contracts; Use; Programme; Summary; Chapter 9: Fixed Price Contracts; JCT fixed price contracts; Advantages and disadvantages of fixed price contracts; Chapter 10: Cost Reimbursement Contracts; The fee; The prime cost building contract
Advantages and disadvantages of cost reimbursement contractsBudget and cost control; Administering the contract; Procedure for keeping prime costs; Sub-letting; Defective work; Cost control; Final account; Chapter 11: Target Cost Contracts; Guaranteed maximum price contracts; Competition; Contract; Advantages and disadvantages; Use; Chapter 12: Management and Construction Management Contracts; Payment and cost control; Selection and appointment of the contractor; Contract conditions; Contract administration; Professional advisers; Advantages and disadvantages; Construction management; Use
ProgrammeChapter 13: Design and Build Contracts; The contract; Where to use DB (and when not to do so); Managing the design process; Novation; Evaluation of submissions; Post-contract administration; Financial administration; Programme; Advantages and disadvantages; Chapter 14: Continuity Contracts; Serial contracting; Continuation contracts; Term contracts; Chapter 15: Partnering; A definition; When to adopt a partnering approach; The agreement; JCT Partnering Charter; JCT Framework Agreement; JCT constructing excellence; The partnering workshop; The benefits; The risks; Future of partnering
Chapter 16: EU Procurement
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Hackett, Mark, 1962-
Statham, Gary.
Bowsher, Michael.
9781118346549 (pbk.) :
1118346548 (pbk.)
9781118346624 (e-book)
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