The new Good Practice Guide to Facilities Management Procurement helps FM professionals to understand how the buying process should operate, whether procurement support is in-house, or they are responsible for handling the purchase themselves.
Commenting on the guide Peter Brogan, Research and Information Manager at BIFM said: “Procurement is one of the many skills and areas of knowledge that a facilities manager needs to be successful in the role.
“In addition to setting out how the buying process should work, this new guidance highlights the issues to consider and key decision points, irrespective of whether the organisation is public or privately owned, or in the third sector.
“The intention of the guide is to establish an industry-recognised best practice approach, helping FMs to demonstrate the positive impact FM can have, ensuring money and resources are not wasted.”
The Good Practice Guide to Facilities Management Procurement can be downloaded from www.bifm.org.uk/gpgs and is aligned to the Procurement modules of the BIFM Qualifications at levels 4, 5 and 6.
BIFM recently also published The Statutory Compliance in FM Procurement Guidance Note to help FM professionals involved in supply chain management understand statutory compliance across procurement projects.