O’Neil and Partners have over 30 years of experience working on Measured Term Contracts for various NHS Trusts, which has also involved establishing and setting up the contracts in conjunction with each NHS Trust.

O’Neil and Partners also undertake CPD presentations to enhance each Trusts understanding of Measured Term Contracts, how they work, and the procedures to follow to ensure the contract runs successfully throughout the contract term.

Measured Term Contract - What is it?

A contract used by an Employer who has a regular flow of maintenance, minor and medium sized work projects to be carried out, whereby a single contractor is appointed for a fixed term period to carry out the works.

The contract is competitively tendered at the beginning of each term period, and separate orders are issued under the contract which are measured and valued using agreed schedule of rates.

Once established, Measured Term Contracts are also ideal for capital works projects where programming or site constraints are an issue, whereby an appointed Contractor can provide an existing site establishment and an early start on site.

Benefits of a Measured Term Contract:

  • Contract is only tendered once for a set term, removing the requirement to tender every individual project, saving administration and procurement time
  • Ideal for emergency repair works - Contractor already on site and immediate start enabled
  • Every MTC order is measured and valued using agreed rates and tender adjustments, providing a detailed audit trail
  • Budget control. Before any works commence on site, an accurate budget estimate can be generated using the same agreed schedules of rates and tender adjustments
  • Established site set up means there are no repeated site setup costs for each project
  • Contractor familiarity and site knowledge evolves over the fixed term

Further Information

For further information on Measured Term Contracts, please contact Paul Adamson on 01204 497508 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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