Information management mandate
Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030, published by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority on 13 September 2021, redefines the BIM mandate as the Information Management Mandate, delivered through the application of the UK BIM Framework.
- ensure all procurement and contractual processes are compliant with the standards set out in the UK BIM Framework at the time of delivery;
- follow the sensitivity assessment process set out in Clause 4 of ISO 19650-5 to determine whether to implement a security-minded approach. Where a security-minded approach is required, to develop and implement this following the requirements set out in ISO 19650-5 clauses 5 to 9;
- have in place the capability to deliver and then fulfil its information management function, as set out in ISO 19650-1, either with people within its own organisation, people acting on behalf of it, or a combination of both;
- define its information requirements concerning its assets and projects set out in ISO 19650 Parts 2 and 3 and to support its organisational/asset whole-life and project objectives, by producing:
- i. Organisational information requirements (OIR) – organisational objectives;
- ii. Project information requirements (PIR) – purpose, design and construction of an asset;
- iii. Asset information requirements (AIR) – operation and maintenance of an asset;
- iv. Security information requirements (SIR), where applicable – in relation to information security; and
- v. Exchange information requirements (EIR) – in relation to an appointment;
- have a digital mechanism for defining its information requirements and then procuring, receiving, assuring, and immutably storing, via a system of record, the information that it procures;
- fully and properly specify its information requirements, and their satisfactory delivery, within contractual documentation, recognising that the information it procures and holds is an important asset with value, that is critical to undertaking and optimising the operations, maintenance and disposal of the asset; and
- apply the same level of governance and rigour to the maintenance of its information, to ensure that it provides ongoing value and benefits to the client organisation. This will include the ability to share and exploit information, and also make information available for regulatory purposes.