Aimed at those at the sharp end of contract grounds maintenance, this book will provide guidance for anyone unfamiliar with the process of contracting work out. Written in a clear and readable style and full of practical details it will be particularly valuable to local authorities who, from 1990 will be thrown into contractual maintenance and competitive tendering for the first time.
"Anyone who is involved at the sharp end of CCT would do well to read this book. Students or others who are just starting in the industry will get a good introduction to the subject." - Landscape Design
"of great value to anyone writing or tendering for contracts." - Horticulture Week
Introduction. The concept of contract grounds maintenance. Some basic considerations. Preparing the ground - surveying. Contractors. Specifications 1 and 2. Estimates. Tenders and tendering. Supervision. Schedules of rates. Contract documentation. The DLO as a tenderer. Index.