16 August 2017 – Method of Measurement for Road Works

The term ‘Method of Measurement for Road Works’ is included in a number of the CWMF procurement templates and guidance material. It refers to the method of measurement that is required to be used on schemes funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). It has been brought to our attention that the title of this document has been changed. The revised title is now Requirements for Measuring and Pricing (RMP).

From today the following templates have been updated to include the revised reference where the Bill of Quantities or Pricing Document requires definition:

Suitability Assessment Questionnaires:
QW1 (v2.0)
QW4 (v1.0)

Forms of Tender and Schedules:
FTS3 (v2.2)
FTS5 (v2.2)
FTS13 (v1.0)

Instead of ‘Method of Measurement for Road Works’ the reference is now to ‘TII’s Requirements for Measuring and Pricing (RMP).’

Guidance Note GN 1.5.3 (v1.2) has also been amended to update this reference.

The revision references for these documents have not been changed since these changes are not considered material.

23 June 2017 – Publication of Submissions received on the position paper ‘A Public Sector BIM Adoption Strategy’

Further to news item dated 15 March 2017 – Commencement of a consultation process on the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on public works projects, the submissions received as part of the consultation process on the position paper ‘A Public Sector BIM Adoption Strategy’ are available to download here.

All respondents submitted a completed questionnaire whereas some included supplementary submissions.  Both are published where applicable.

25 April 2017 – Short Public Works Contract PW-CF6 v1.10

Amendments were made to the Public Works Contracts including the Short Public Works Contract (PW-CF6) in June 2016 to reflect the provisions of the Construction Contracts Act (News item 28 June 2016 refers).

A new clause 4.3 was added to PW-CF6 v1.9 (dated 30 June 2016) detailing the procedure for processing final statements and payment following Substantial Completion certification. All remaining sub clauses within clause 4 were renumbered accordingly.  However there was a reference in (the re-numbered) clause 4.6, which had not been updated at that time and this has now been corrected in PW-CF6 v1.10 (dated 25 April 2017).