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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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Mace Macro secures place on CCS FM framework

Mace Macro has been named as a supplier for two lots on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management Marketplace framework, which supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. The new Facilities Management ...

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Life after Carillion

FMJ and leading FM company Salisbury Group brought together a group of senior client-side FMs under Chatham House rules to discuss the sustainability of FM contracts and how to deliver mutually beneficial partnerships for clients, service providers and subcontractors PARTICIPANTS ...

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RICS launches its first UK procurement of FM professional statement

Today sees RICS launch its professional statement to reduce risk, increase transparency, and further trust in procurement in facilities management. The RICS Procurement of facility management, professional statement, UK 1st edition, was worked on in collaboration with IMFA, and also the ...

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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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