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BSRIA issues guide for procuring Soft Landings

BSRIA has launched its ‘How to Procure Soft Landings - guidance for clients, consultants and contractors’

Written primarily to help public and private sector clients and main contractors procure Soft Landings services from their construction supply chains, BSRIA say the guide was developed with input by members of the BSRIA Soft Landings User Group in response to clear trends in the use of Soft Landings.

BSRIA’s manager of Soft Landings, Roderic Bunn, said the guide will plug a gap in clients’ knowledge of how to ask for Soft Landings services. “Soft Landings is open-source, so anyone is free to pick up the process and use it,”

“This guide will help clients be more specific about their requirements. It provides guidance for assessing tender returns that include Soft Landings services, and levels the playing field for consultants and contractors by making clear who should be responsible for doing what.”

“How to procure Soft Landings will provide much needed advice to the early adopters in central government, and help them learn from others’ experiences,”

The guide provides requirements worded for clients appointing professional designers, clients appointing main contractors/builders and contractors appointing sub-contractors. It complements the Soft Landings Framework (BG4/2009), BSRIA’s guide that describes what Soft Landings is about and why you should adopt it.

Hard copies of the guide are now available at £60 for non-members or £30 for BSRIA members. PDF versions are free to download for BSRIA members and are priced at £60 + VAT for non-members.

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