Better strategic procurement for maintaining schools: An Australian context

Jim Smith, Brian Wood

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Abstract

At the end of 2005 a school buildings maintenance audit in the state of Victoria. This audit provided details of the condition of all building elements, many sub-elements, external works and services for all government schools, together with an assessment of any immediate future works that may have been required to maintain the facilities in a serviceable condition to allow them to function effectively. The results highlighted the need to develop better models for organizing maintenance in the future to reduce the steadily increasing backlog starting to accumulate in all schools across the system.

This paper provides contemporary definition and reviews of maintenance and procurement and identifies trends and benchmarks for maintenance in school buildings. The final key section of the paper considers a range of potential maintenance procurement strategies from low risk, little change to more radical approaches using a facilities whole life approach and public and private partnerships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages621-628
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventCIB W70 International Council for Research and Innovation In Facilities Management - Heriot Watt University , Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Jun 200818 Jun 2008

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ConferenceCIB W70 International Council for Research and Innovation In Facilities Management
Abbreviated titleCIB
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period16/06/0818/06/08

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Smith, J., & Wood, B. (2008). Better strategic procurement for maintaining schools: An Australian context. 621-628. Paper presented at CIB W70 International Council for Research and Innovation In Facilities Management , Edinburgh, United Kingdom.