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Litmus grows purchasing solutions division

Catering and facilities management consultancy, Litmus Partnership, has extended its Purchasing Solutions division after reporting a 35 per cent year-on-year increase in enquiries from businesses seeking specialist procurement expertise. With over 25 years’ experience of working with facilities professionals and ...

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Backup plan

We’re going through some uncertain times, what with Brexit and the collapse of leading players in the FM sector. Here, Julian Fris, Director at Neller Davies explores the role of emergency procurement in helping to weather the storm There seems ...

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Carlisle secures supplier status on NHS framework

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a supplier place on the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) framework. Established in 2007, and wholly owned by the NHS, NOE CPC provides collaborative and bespoke procurement solutions to the ...

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Businesses urged to place more emphasis on ‘social value’ to secure Government contracts

Businesses who want to secure future government contracts are being urged to show they can also help improve society by tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate change. During yesterday’s Social Value Summit in London,  the government launched a ...

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Procurement passage

Mark Whittaker, Facilities Management Solutions Consultant at Thomson FM Limited and Chair of the IWFM, North Region argues that FMs must ensure to create a clear procurement journey First, a true story. One of my close friends recently arrived at ...

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Government revamps outsourcing measures

The Cabinet Office has launched new outsourcing guidance which has been designed to improve how government works with industry and deliver better public services. The Outsourcing Playbook will ensure that the government gets right more projects from the start, engages ...

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University of Westminster enrols Sitemark for procurement support

Sitemark has been chosen by the University of Westminster to support its procurement of cleaning services across its London estate. The multi-milllion pound contract will cover four main campuses, including both academic and residential buildings, which service more than 19,000 students ...

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EMCOR UK achieves conformity to new ISO for sustainable procurement

Facilities management provider, EMCOR UK, has achieved conformity to the new international standard for sustainable procurement – ISO 20400.   The ISO 20400 standard guides organisations of any size on integrating sustainability into their procurement process. Conformity to the standard ...

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MoD unveils plans to diversify supply base

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans for modernising its estate and establishing a broader and more diverse supply base. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) new procurement plan outlines a programme of major projects and contracts for the next ...

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Redefining value

Phil McClennon, CEO of Leadec, explains why the outsourcing market must become a race to the top if the industry is to thrive and grow in difficult times With several high-profile outsourcing businesses hitting the headlines for all the wrong ...

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