This section looks at the information requirements, when the information will be exchanged and defines purposes for data and the content of key deliverables.


Data Drops and project deliverables

The data drops (information exchanges) should be set out in accordance with the Employer’s plan of work and identified gateways. The purpose of this section is to communicate the content of these data drops and how data drops are aligned to work stages.

This part of the EIR must be complete when issued to bidders for design or constructor tenders as a basis of pricing.


Client’s Strategic Purposes

The section defines the details of the expected purposes for information provided in models. It is expected that the primary use of the data will be for the following purposes:

  • P01 Registration
  • P02 Use and utilisation
  • P03 Operations
  • P04 Maintenance and repair
  • P05 Replacement
  • P06 Assessment and re-use
  • P07 Impacts
  • P08 Business case
  • P09 Security and surveillance
  • P10 Regulation and Compliance

Guidance: In circumstances where the employer intends to use elements of the model for a wider set of purposes (e.g. use of elements of design on more than one project); the additional use should be stated, together with the wording of the proposed licence.


Defined BIM/Project deliverables

This section is to include detail of specific BIM deliverables e.g. fully rendered animated model renditions; fly/walk through visualisations; 4D programme models; solar impact analysis models. The specific requirements, stages and level of detail/definition should be clearly stated.

NOTE: Public sector employers may not wish to or be able or specify software packages to be used by their suppliers, but may instead specify the formats of any outputs. Competence assessment

Refer to Test Supply Chain Capability, Competence and Capacity