GPR Steering Group

Purpose of the GPR

The Generic Project Requirements (GPR) is to express clearly and comprehensively the requirements of those who use and run the University buildings in order to assist designers in ensuring completed projects meet those requirements.

The objectives of the GPR are to:

GPR Steering Group

The GPR Steering Group are the custodians of the technical content of the GPR. The Group is responsible for providing policy, direction and guidance.

Composition

The GPR Steering Group is to comprise a representative with decision making authority from each of the following budget holding sections:

The Steering Group shall include a Chairperson. The Chairperson shall act as facilitator.  The Chairperson shall be nominated and elected by the Steering Group annually. If the Steering Group fail to elect a Chairperson the Director of Estates will appoint a Chairperson directly.

Sub-groups of the Steering Group shall be established with responsibility for designated parts of the GPR.

Experts may be seconded to the Steering Group in order to advise on particular issues.

Responsibilities of the GPR Steering Group

The Steering Group shall:

Responsibilities of the Chairperson

The Chairperson shall act as the facilitator and co-ordinator of the Steering Group. Specifically the Chairperson shall:

Responsibilities of the Sub-Groups

Sub-groups shall be established with responsibility for particular sections of the GPR.

The Chairperson may refer a request for change to a sub-group. The sub-group shall consider the request within the timescale set by the Chairperson. If appropriate, the sub-group may discuss the request for change with its originator. The sub-group shall inform the Chairperson and the originator of their decision to accept or reject the proposed change. The sub-group shall ensure any agreed changes are made to the GPR. The sub-group shall report to the Steering Committee on the outcomes of any requests for change considered.

A user of the GPR (e.g. a designer) will make any request to deviate from the GPR directly to the Chairperson. The Chairperson shall refer the request to the relevant sub-group for decision.  The sub-group is to consider and respond to a request to deviate within five days unless agreed with the requester. The sub-group shall report to the Steering Group on the outcomes of any requests to deviate considered.

A user of the GPR (eg a project manager) can make any request to change the GPR directly to the Chairperson.  The Chairperson shall refer the request to the relevant 'Champion' for decision.  The 'Champion' shall then refer their response onto the Overseeing Steering Group member prior to the next GPR Steering Group Committee meeting. The Overseeing Steering Group member shall report to the Steering Group on the outcomes of any requests to change.

The Chairperson of the Steering Group can be contacted at estates-gpr@bristol.ac.uk.

Updated: 19 September 2016