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CCS FM Marketplace goes live online

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has opened an online portal enabling buyers from both central government and the wider public sector to purchase a range of FM services, from maintenance and cleaning to security and catering. The portal has been ...

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CBRE joins Buy Social Corporate Challenge

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) has committed to engaging with more social enterprises by joining the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, a ground-breaking initiative led by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK). CBRE and a selection of other high-profile businesses have committed to contributing ...

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Pagabo elects to waive framework fees for projects using COVID-19, PPN 1/20

National procurement organisation Pagabo has announced that framework fees will be waived for any projects procured via its frameworks using the government’s procurement policy note. Issued by the UK Cabinet Office on Wednesday 18 March, COVID-19, PPN 1/20 explains what procurement options are ...

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CAFM considerations

Whether investing in CAFM for the first time or thinking about changing vendors, it’s important to select the right system for your needs as a mistake can be costly. Our panel of experts advise on the factors involved in a ...

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Fusion21 announces £80m Lifts Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the renewal of its national Lifts Framework. Worth up to £80 million over a four-year period, the framework is the newest part of Fusion21’s Building Safety and Compliance offer. Designed to meet ...

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Blue Apple bolsters procurement operations with senior appointment

Independent contract caterer, Blue Apple Catering, has further strengthened its procurement team with the appointment of Scott Taylor to the role of Procurement Manager. A journeyman in the catering industry, Taylor spent 10 years in chef’s whites before emerging from ...

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Jon Stevens promoted to group procurement director at Atalian Servest

Atalian Servest has announced the promotion of Jon Stevens to the position of Group Procurement Director following his previous role as Procurement Director for the UK and USA. In his new role Stevens will lead the global strategic approach to ...

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SFMI helps WWF-UK win ethical procurement award

Work by the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) and support services company ENGIE led to a win for WWF-UK in the Ethical Procurement category of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s 2019 Supply Management Awards.  The award recognised the ...

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New procurement agreement to shape public sector construction

The government has awarded a major new procurement agreement, which will help shape public sector construction. All public sector bodies can use Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Construction Works and Associated Services agreement to find companies to help build things like ...

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Pagabo predicts trebling project numbers through second term frameworks

National framework organisation Pagabo is predicting to deliver millions of pounds of social value for communities with support from its two newest frameworks going out for tender this month. Pagabo is introducing the second terms of its National Framework for ...

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