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Salisbury chosen for £12bn FM framework

Salisbury Group has been appointed to the UK government’s new RM3830 Facilities Management (FM) Marketplace Framework Contract, following a competitive tender led by the Crown Commercial Service. Salisbury Workplace Services – part of the wider Salisbury Group – has been awarded ...

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Collapse of Carillion could happen again unless lessons are learnt say MPs

The Carillion collapse could happen again unless lessons are learned about risk and contract management and the strengths and weaknesses of the outsourcing sector, an influential group of MPs have warned. The enquiry from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs ...

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Simplified ‘Public Sector Contract’ cuts red tape for SMEs

The Government has launched a new, simplified Public Sector Contract designed to make it easier for businesses to apply for Government contracts. The new contract removes duplication from the application process and streamlines procurement for companies that supply to government through Crown ...

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Cordant chief calls for “social value” overhaul of government contracts

Public sector contracts should no longer be given to the lowest bidder but awarded to “social business” companies that agree to share profits with staff and employ local workers, says Phillip Ullmann, Chief Energiser of Cordant Group, adding British business needs ...

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ICE and BIFM collaborate on creating a new form of FM contract

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) have announced a joint initiative to explore the potential to develop a completely new form of contract explicitly for facilities management. The initiative comes in the ...

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Interserve wins space on national framework

Interserve has secured a place on a new national car park framework, launched by procurement specialist, Pagabo. The Total Car Park Solutions Framework, launched in October 2017, allows organisations to bid for contracts to design, build, finance and operate car ...

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In the frame

Public and private sector organisations alike are turning to frameworks to procure planned maintenance services. Richard Sutton, General Manager of Horbury Property Services, explains why Procurement can be an expensive process, especially in the world of planned maintenance. Public sector ...

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CCS releases new details about FM Marketplace

The new Facilities Management procurement framework developed by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use simplified terms and conditions and increase SME participation by restricting the number of Lots on which suppliers can bid for places. CCS is set to issue ...

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BIFM publishes FM procurement guide

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has launched a new guidance on the buying process for goods or services that support facilities management delivery. The new Good Practice Guide to Facilities Management Procurement helps FM professionals to understand how ...

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Guidance Note for procurement published by BIFM

BIFM Fire Safety Law

A Guidance Note to help FM professionals involved in supply chain management understand statutory compliance across procurement projects has been published by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). The Statutory Compliance in FM Procurement Guidance Note includes useful information for ...

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