Chapter 14. Contracts and Contract Management

  1. Jane M. Wiggins

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch14

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

How to Cite

Wiggins, J. M. (2010) Contracts and Contract Management, in Facilities Manager's Desk Reference, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405186612

Online ISBN: 9781444320466



  • contracts and contract management;
  • contract, agreement enforceable by law - between two or more persons;
  • contract, brought into existence - upon communication of acceptance;
  • speciality contracts or contracts by deed;
  • contracts, not binding on mistakes - two legal categories of mistakes;
  • trading contracts - supply, service, service agreements, management and service contracts;
  • measured term contract - ‘best estimate’ of quantity of work, during a defined period of time;
  • lump sum contract, whole of requirement to be supplied - being specifically defined;
  • contract methods, ways to purchase involving formal contracts;
  • lump sum contract, whole of requirement to be supplied - being specifically defined


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Consideration

  • Communication of offer and acceptance

  • Acceptance to be identical with offer

  • Withdrawal and revocation of offer

  • Contracts by deed

  • Contracts which are not binding

  • Contract types

  • Contract methods

  • Contents of a contract

  • Lump sum contract

  • Measured term contract

  • Term contract

  • Fixed price contract

  • Reimbursable contract

  • Schedule of rates

  • Reimbursable and fixed fee contract

  • Contract relationships

  • Partnership

  • Contract extensions

  • Service level agreement (SLA)

  • Standard contract forms

  • Chartered Institute of Building Facilities Management Contract

  • Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Forms of Contract

  • General Contract Works (GCW) 10 Facilities Management (2000)

  • NEC Contract

  • BSRIA Soft Landings

  • BE Collaborative Contract

  • Private Finance Initiatives (PFI)

  • Terms and conditions