Benchmarking schedule
Benchmarking schedule

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  • Benchmarking schedule
  • Schedule—Benchmarking

Schedule—Benchmarking

  1. 1

    Introduction

    1. 1.1

      This Schedule describes the processes and procedure for benchmarking the Supplier’s services.

    2. 1.2

      In this Schedule, the following terms shall have the meanings set out below:

    3. Benchmarked Services

      1. in relation to a Benchmark Review, means those parts of the Services that the Customer specifies (in the notice referred to in paragraph 3.1 of this Schedule) should be subject to that Benchmark Review (these may, for the avoidance of doubt, be all the Services);

      Benchmarker

      1. in relation to a Benchmark Review, means the third party appointed as such under paragraph 4.3 (as that person may be replaced from time to time under paragraph 4.4);

      Benchmarking Report

      1. means a written report, carried out pursuant to a Benchmark Review in accordance with this Schedule, as to whether:

        1. (a)

          (for Charges Benchmark Reviews) the Charges for the Benchmarked Services are Market Competitive; or

        2. (b)

          (for Performance Benchmark Reviews) the Performance Standards for the Benchmarked Services are Market Competitive;

      Benchmark Review

      1. means a Charges Benchmark Review and/or a Performance Benchmark Review;

      Charges Benchmark Review

      1. means any benchmarking of the Charges for Benchmarked Services, carried out in accordance with this Schedule;

      Costs

      1. the Supplier’s cost components arising in performing the Services, including: (a) raw