Construction and Facilities Management - Standard Plus

Construction Facilities Standard

The Construction and Facilities Management Team is an experienced team of construction professionals with a proven track record of delivering high quality educational new build and refurbishment projects. We are in a unique position of being able to provide a variety of industry technical specialists for a fraction of the individual market cost.

Standard Plus provides schools with a project management service for projects starting from £2,000. We will fully manage your Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 Health & Safety responsibilities and bring together the relevant expert

Included in the service

Statutory Management Services
  • All projects will consider statutory compliance for asbestos, electrical certificates, gas safety, legionella, lifts and fire etc.
  • Condition survey reports will inform prioritisation of school projects and capital finance support
  • All projects will be designed to meet national building standards and DfE building guidance
  • Planning applications drawn up and submitted on behalf of the school
Project Support
  • A named lead project officer to undertake each school project
  • Asset manager contact available 24/7
  • Full project support from inception to completion
  • Commitment to establishing effective communication during the project period
  • Ability to meet staff, neighbours and Governors to discuss project scope
Energy & Water Support
  • Projects will consider energy and water surveys/audits to identify areas for increased efficiency
  • Sustainable energy advice for projects
Asset Management
  • A co-ordinated strategic asset and facilities management approach to provide the best school environments
  • Project Management& Procurement
  • Scheduled support and advice for pre-tender and project completion
  • CAD drawings showing project plans and design proposals where required
  • Technical advice to support projects i.e structural, electrical, mechanical etc
  • Full project support on completion, financial close and snagging
  • Post project completion evaluation
  • Full tendering; quality assurance and procurement using schedule of rates contracts and other procurement mechanisms to ensure value for money

Benefits to your school

Advice
  • Advice and support through an integrated internal Asset and Facilities Management service; we retain all historic building information to support schools
  • Advice and support from a team of professionals with experience of the school environment and knowledge of the latest DfE building guidance and regulations
  • Access to efficient specialist technical advice and guidance to allow optimum function of your school
  • Assistance to prioritise premises related works to enhance the school environment and to access financial support for projects
  • Assisting schools to identify areas of high energy or water usage
  • Advice on energy and utilities reduction solutions
Compliance
  • Management of all project statutory compliance on behalf of the Headteacher and governing body
  • Competitively tendered contracts that meet all health & safety legislation
  • Clear accountability through a workflow audit trail accessible via the new web based asset management system
Support
  • One stop service for all school projects
  • Full project management support for pre and post project completion
Specialist knowledge
  • In-house technical expertise available to support schools in achieving the best learning environment which is safe and efficient to run
  • Officers have in excess of 20 years of knowledge of individual schools
  • Project officers take genuine pride in projects undertaken on behalf of schools
Financial Value
  • A transparent charging structure for all premises support
  • The service frees up school resources
  • Efficient procurement and management of a wide range of tendered contracts
  • Sustainable energy advice for all projects
Information Management
  • Ability to run bespoke reports to manage all school premises data; financial, efficiency, condition reports, compliance schedules Data meets DfE requirements

Quality Assurance

  • We provide a dedicated Project Officer to provide continuity of service; responsible for co-ordinating your project work and keeping you up to date with progress
  • We monitor contractor performance via monthly contract meetings

Contact

Call Chris Jones on 606 2570 or email chrisjones@wirral.gov.uk