Improving Value Through the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract

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David Mosey

November 2017

A paper based on a talk given at the King’s College London Centre of Construction Law Open Forum on 30th March 2017

David Mosey’s paper introduces the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract, a new type of standard form contract.  He explains how the document combines the features of a framework contract and an alliance contract to achieve a strategic and collaborative approach to procurement, connecting multiple projects, integrating team members and setting out new processes for improving value.  He examines the concept of a multi-party framework alliance, highlighting recent examples of UK Government trial projects.  He then focuses on the provisions of the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract, analysing how it manages the award of work, how it uses shared objectives, success measures and incentives and how it supports alliance activities and interactions.  He goes on to detail how FAC-1 enables improved value through BIM and supports collaborative working and joint risk management.  Finally he documents the experiences of some new users of the contract and how FAC-1 has attracted interest for use in other jurisdictions.

Introduction – What is a framework alliance? – What is the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract? – How does FAC-1 manage the award of work? – How does FAC-1 manage shared objectives, success measures and incentives? – How does FAC-1 support alliance activities and interactions? – How does FAC-1 fit with BIM? – How does FAC-1 support collaborative working and joint risk management? – Who is using FAC-1?

The author: Professor David Mosey PhD is Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London and for 20 years was Head of Projects and Construction at London law firm Trowers & Hamlins.

Text: 15 pages

Paper number: 
November 2017, online, 500k

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