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Capital guidance

Estates Strategy guidance

The Estates Strategy Guidance [Archive] (July 2007) was developed to assist colleges and universities undertake reviews or updates of their strategies to ensure that they meet the current and future strategic needs. It also provides guidance in respect of wider procurement issues such as the appointment of consultants, environmental issues and value and risk management.

Guidance for Effective Space Management (GEMS)

The Guidance for Effective Space Management for Scotland's Colleges [Archive] (January 2010) was prepared to help colleges to identify appropriate space for their activities, and to use it well through effective space management. They are also designed to assist SFC in ensuring that college space is appropriate, particularly for new capital investments. GEMS provides a framework, and identifies a series of tools, to assist colleges develop efficient and effective estates which support the delivery of their strategic objectives.

Procedure notes for the Disposal of Exchequer Funded Assets

should be followed by institutions seeking to dispose of surplus Exchequer-funded assets (i.e. any land or building where Exchequer funds have been used in its purchase, upkeep or maintenance) and to retain the proceeds from such disposals.

Post Occupancy Evaluation

Post occupancy evaluation (POE) [Archive] provides a structured review of the process of delivering a capital project as well as a review of operational, functional and strategic performance of the building following occupation. This is a recognised way of providing feedback on the performance of the project throughout a building's lifecycle from initial concept through to occupation.