4.8 Building and equipment service and maintenance

Maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment are important elements of property management that allow relief operations to be carried out with minimum interruptions. The Administration unit should quickly identify service providers who can be contracted to provide regular repair and maintenance services.

The terms of the contract can state if the contractor will be employed on a ‘retainer’ basis with a mandatory monthly service, or if they will be on ‘call’ basis and paid for each day of service and cost of spare parts. See Annex 18.23 for a Sample Service Provider Contract, or the chapter regarding Procurement.