MEASURED TERM CONTRACTS (MTC) AND THEIR PURPOSE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
At Keelagher Okey Klein we put a strong emphasis on the contractor-customer relationship, with Director involvement on every project no matter how small or large. We understand the importance of communication and clear transfer of information. Although based in Warrington our customer base and experience spans more than just the local area, so we have experience in working with different cultures, both nationally and internationally, where clear communication is paramount. At Keelagher Okey Klein we pride ourselves in putting safety management first and balancing time and cost, whilst providing a quality construction management service.
Measured Term Contracts.
Clients often appreciate the benefits of Measured Term Contracts, which are set for a predetermined period of time – often 3 years. Measured Term Contracts give you the client peace of mind that you have a reliable construction team on hand ready for facilities management, small refurbishments and repairs or alterations and new builds alike, without having to go through the time consuming and often costly exercise of putting each job out to quote or tender. There is one tender process at the beginning of the Measured Term Contract, where construction companies who wish to tender discount against a predetermined published Schedule of Rates. The successful contractor then works to the standard form for The Measured Term Contract which is issued by the Joint Contracts Tribunal. This covers all contractual obligations, terms of payment, contract periods, health and safety, insurances and control of work.
What this means to the Client
Measured Term Contracts provide Clients with a more accurate cost prediction for the predetermined period. An additional benefit is that over this term the team become familiar with our clients premises and properties, standards and procedures, enabling our Quantity Surveyors and construction team to act quickly and provide appropriate construction solutions to suit each individual site or order. Every project whether a large construction or small maintenance job will begin with an order from the Client to the Contractor, which will include a start and completion date and a priority rating. A Chartered Quantity Surveyor (Keelagher Okey Klein) will be assigned to the contract who will keep a close control on costs, monitor financial deadlines, accommodate any additional instructions and keep you the client informed, offering advice to all the team when appropriate.
At Keelagher Okey Klein we provide a free consultation where you are able to ask the questions you need answered when you are considering an MTC. We would welcome the opportunity to further explain the Measured Term Contract in person, so please contact John Okey or Arwyn Jones on 01925 654158 or visit our website http://www.kok-surveyors.co.uk/ for more details.