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CCS Annual Report: Thousands of SMEs bidding successfully to become government suppliers

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced a steady year of progress following the publishing of its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17. The report shows £12.4 billion of common goods and services are now being procured through CCS, whose aim is to ...

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Procurement: Who does it better?

More consolidation, less resource, limited finances. Does this sound familiar? Julian Fris, Director, Neller Davies, discusses whether recent market changes have contributed to smaller margins and, in turn, more pressure on the profitability of outsourcing contracts. In the past 10 ...

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Willmott Dixon chosen for Old Admiralty Building transformation

Willmott Dixon’s track-record for restoring buildings of national importance has been further strengthened with an appointment to refurbish the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building in Horseguards Parade into the new home for The Department for Education (DfE). Procured under ...

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The FM procurement process: striking a balance between costs and service levels

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The procurement process for FM contracts relies heavily on maintaining low margins, which often requires striking a fine balance between keeping costs as low as possible while ensuring that a high standard of service is offered. Is it really possible ...

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New Retail 2020 report looks at the future of retail FM and procurement

Retail supply chain specialist, Altius VA, has published the Retail 2020 Report, providing a future insight into the trends that will affect facilities and property managers. Drawing on forecasts from the likes of PwC, Forbes, Deloitte and other global specialists, ...

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The open water market: Businesses urged to think before diving in

From April 2017, commercial and other non-residential water users in England have the opportunity to choose where to buy water and wastewater services. Whilst many welcome this freedom of choice, choice also comes with complexity according to waste management specialist, ...

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BIFM adds managing cross-border delivery of FM to its Good Practice Guide series

BIFM has published a new Good Practice Guide exploring the growing trend for organisations to manage and procure facilities management services at a continental or global level. Aimed at both client and supply side facilities professionals the Good Practice Guide: Managing ...

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The next generation of NEC contracts will be available in June 2017

      NEC4, the next evolution of the NEC suite of contracts will be made available for the very first time at the largest ever gathering of the NEC Users’ Group Annual Seminar on 22 June 2017. A progression of NEC3, the full ...

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Portakabin Group joins Southern Modular Framework

Off-site construction specialist, the Portakabin Group, has been appointed to the Southern Modular Building Framework – a new framework which has been launched to facilitate the procurement of modular buildings for public sector projects across London, the South East and ...

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Servest recognised as one of the top ethical companies

Following an intense year of focusing on ethical strategies, Servest has secured a place on the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethical Register. The inclusion, which saw Servest along with only 16 other companies selected in 2016 was announced ...

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