Landscape Maintenance Contract
Consider using Performance Based Contracts (PBC) for your Landscape Maintenance.
A typical process for implementing a landscape maintenance PBC is as follows:
1. Business Case – a document which reviews potential risks, benefits and other potential impacts of a PBC, usually presented to senior managers to aid in their decision making
2. Outcomes – a short statement reflecting the desired result or final deliverable of the contract
3. Measures – define a set of performance measures that collectively measure the organisations performance against the outcome statement
4. Levels – set performance levels for the performance measures, i.e. how well the contractor needs to perform
5. Payment – develop a set of payment curves which set out the pay for performance regime i.e. how much the contractor gets paid for their performance level
6. Incentives – set out a group of incentives that encourage positive behaviors and discourage negative behaviors
7. Contract – draft, review, workshop and finalize a contract which covers all aspects of the performance, payment and terms and conditions of the relationship
8. Review – conduct an analysis of the outcomes of the PBC, taking into account the differing definitions of success from the different groups involved in the contract
Below are examples of maintenance contracts. The performance based irrigation contract example is from California. The landscape maintenance contract example is from Arizona. The performance based irrigation contract example should be reviewed before implementation, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to meet the requirements of this contract example.
Example – Performance Based Irrigation Contract – use with caution! See above.