M3NHF Schedule of Rates

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Versions

What are the relevant dates for the Repairs Ordering Schedule versions?
The base pricing date for version 5 of the Repairs Ordering Schedule is August 2007

The base pricing date for version 6 of the Repairs Ordering Schedule is August 2008

What is new in Version 7 of the M3NHF Schedule of Rates?

To find out all about what is new in Version 7, click here.

What is the latest version of the M3NHF Schedule of Rates? When was it released?

Latest version

Version 7 is the latest version of the M3NHF Schedule of Rates.

Version 7 M3NHF Schedule of Rates was released in August 2016.  It replaced version 6.3.  Current subscribers can get a copy by using Contact Us

All versions

The release date for M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 7 is August 2016.

The evaluative date for M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 7.x is January 2016.

The release date for M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 6.3 is September 2015.

The release date for M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 6.2 is July 2014.

The release date for M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 6.1 is January 2011.

The release date for M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 6 is March 2008.

The evaluative date for M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 6.x is January 2008.

The release date of M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 5.1 is June 2006.

The release date of M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 5 is January 2003.

The evaluative date for M3NHF Schedule of Rates Version 5.x is January 2003.

What is new in version 6.3 of the M3NHF Schedule of Rates?

Version 6.3 
The changes in Version 6.3 relate to updating of the ITT (Information to Tenderers) and the Contract Conditions and Preliminaries sections, together with some amendments to the topics, etc. for Method Statements, Interview and IT assessment. There were no changes made to the Schedule of Rates and the Specification of Workmanship and Materials between Version 6.2 and 6.3.

Codes

What do the trade codes stand for in the M3NHF Schedule of Rates?

The trade codes adopted are:

GR Groundworker WF Wall and Floor tiler
FE Fencer FL Floorlayer
DR Drainlayer PA Painter and Decorator
BL Bricklayer EL Electrician
SM Stonemason GL Glazier
AS Asphalter HE Heating Engineer
RF Roofer CC Cleaning or clearance team
PT Plasterer JR Carpenter and joiner
SP Specialist DA Disabled adaptation multi skilled operative
B2Bricklaying gang C2Carpentry gang
CLCleaning operative CL2Cleaning gang
D2Painting/Decorator gang EElectrician operative
E2Electrician gang EEElectrical engineer
GMGrounds maintenance operative GM2Grounds maintenance gang
HHeating/Gas engineer MMulti-skilled operative
MEMechanical engineer PPlumber
P2Plumber gang R2Roofing gang
XSpecialist works  

SMVs (Labour and Materials)

Where can I get a breakdown of labour and materials that make up the rates?

The labour and materials files (SMVs) are available for purchase to M3NHF Schedule of Rates subscribers. You can select them from the M3NHF Schedule of Rates menu on the order form. You can place an order there, or just get a quotation.

Do the times in labour and materials files (SMVs) include travel time?
No. The times in the labour and materials files are for completing the job once on site. Travel times should be added in "padding". Travel and other non-productive time should be taken into account by the contractor when calculating the % uplift.

Uplifts

What is the current percentage uplift for the M3NHF Schedule of Rates?

There is no single current percentage uplift or discount for the M3NHF Schedule of Rates because contracts vary in nature, stock profile and are also influenced by regional differences and market conditions, it also depends upon which Version (4.2, 5, 5.1 , 6, 6.1, etc.) is being used by the Clients.

Tendering

Can we replicate the documentation?

Under the terms of your licence with M3, you may replicate the entire document (or appropriate parts of) as many times as you need to during the course of your procurement exercises, however unprotected copies of the documentation cannot be provided to potential bidders, and all documents must indicate that the intellectual property rights of the core NHF documentation are vested in NHF Hammer South West and/or Rand Associates Consultancy Services Ltd.

Can we make amendments to contract conditions and preliminaries?

The NHF Form of Contract 2011 (rev1:2012) Contract Conditions  (Volume 1B) and Preliminaries (Volume 1C) are supplied as standard documentation, any amendments (whether deletions, amendments and additions) should be scheduled in the Schedule of Amendments which is incorporated into the Articles of Agreement incorporated into Volume1A.

Procurement

Can I get help procuring a contract using the M3NHF Schedule of Rates?

Yes. Rand Associates can provide assistance in the procurement of contracts, including the procurement under EU regulations. Click here to contact them.

What’s new under the EU procurement regulations?

Anthony Collins Solicitors provide expert support to the NHMF in the production of the M3NHF Schedule of Rates documentation. There is a wealth of free resources on their website here.

Procurement clubs

Is the M3NHF Schedule of Rates suitable for a procurement clubs?
Many members of procurement clubs use the M3NHF Schedule of Rates. The Schedule is ideal as a benchmarking tool.

Partnering

Is the M3NHF Schedule of Rates suitable for Partnering?
Many partnering organisations use the M3NHF Schedule of Rates. Version 6 has been specially updated to emphasise partnering.

Tailoring your schedule

How can I tailor my schedule of rates, to fit our organisation?
M3Locator Plus (sold separately) is a useful tool for editing the schedule of rates.

Making suggestions

How can I make a suggestion for the M3NHF Schedule of Rates?

NHMF (National Housing Maintenance Forum) is the channel which helps improve and develop the M3NHF Schedule of Rates. Find out more about the NHMF. You can contact the member of the committee in your region.

You can also send a suggestion via the contact form.

If you are a contractor, the NHMF Contractor Forum liaises with the NHMF. Find out more about the NHMF Contractor Forum.

More help

How can I get further information about a particular item in the M3NHF Schedule of Rates?
We do not deal with queries raised by contractors. Any queries or disputes between client and contractor should be agreed between the two parties. Our relationship is with our subscribers, so any communications should go through them. 

We do not generally conduct debates about the price for individual items. Schedule items are deemed to include everything necessary to do the job.

Each item in the Schedule of Rates is intended to represent the entire work content of the particular repair and or maintenance in respect of the subject of the Schedule of Rates item and the Contractor is deemed to have included in his percentage adjustment for all ancillary items not specifically referred to in the Schedule of Rates item but are necessary to achieve the particular repair or maintenance of the Schedule of Rates subject.

Subscribers, please use the enquiry form for specific queries.

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