– Tendering procedures, including good practices – Contract evaluation process – Responsibility – Definition (but) of contract terms – Definition (purpose) of specifications – Partnership relationship – Contractant/Customer Relationship – Entry and exit base – Better value – Consideration of vehicles – Consideration of basic contractual terms have been developed in conjunction with Clarkslegal LLP. The standard terms for contracts and schedules will be a “living” document, meaning it will be updated if necessary. Version 4 (October 2009) of Terms and Times is now available. CiwM, in collaboration with Clarkslegal LLP, developed this model for a waste management contract or agreement. This should give rise to clear and consistent information about contracts and the tendering process. The waste industry and resource management sectors that are included are waste collection and disposal, household waste recycling and recycling centres (or CA sites) and treatment. Contractual terms are considered only as standard conditions. Neither Clarkslegal LLP nor the CIWM can guarantee that they are appropriate for certain circumstances. Individual advice from legal counsel should therefore be obtained before using the terms of the contract or part of it.