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SMEs want to see the removal of tendering barriers for public sector contracts

As Government gears up for tendering reform, new research carried out by tender training platform, Ultimate Tender Coach, has found over 90 per cent of British SMEs think the public sector should be more accommodating and do more to remove ...

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NEC and IWFM launch the new suite of NEC4 Facilities Management Contracts in its final edition

Launched by NEC, the construction industry’s leading procurement contract suite, and the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM), the new set of contracts are specifically for the procurement of facilities management services and to help identify best practice in the ...

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Pagabo issues PIN for new civils and infrastructure framework

National procurement organisation, Pagabo, has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for its newest framework designed for civils and infrastructure projects within the built environment. The framework will run for four years, with the option to extend to a further ...

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Amey lands place on ESPO Total FM framework

Amey Secure Infrastructure, a provider of critical infrastructure for local and national Government, has been named a supplier on the ESPO Total Facilities Management (FM) framework. Established in 1981, ESPO is the largest public-sector professional buying organisation (PBO) with a ...

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Derwent fm lands place on ESPO framework

Derwent Facilities Management has been awarded a place on Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation’s (ESPO) framework for the provision of Total Facilities Management Services. Framework 676_21 provides access to a broad range of facilities management services including hard and soft FM ...

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UKGBC releases new guidance for renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published Renewable Energy Procurement and Carbon Offsetting Guidance for Net Zero Carbon Buildings. The guidance provides clarity for the property and construction industry on the procurement of high-quality renewable energy and carbon offsets ...

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Fusion21 appoints suppliers to its national Workplace & Facilities Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the suppliers appointed to its national Workplace & Facilities Framework, worth up to£1.1 billion over a four-year period. Over 60 prequalified, highly skilled suppliers, comprising of SME’s and multinational organisations, have secured ...

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Government to challenge unrealistically low bids

Contractors face “intense scrutiny” if they submit unrealistically low bids for public sector contracts, according to a senior official at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Construction, told a webinar ...

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NEC and IWFM unveil first bespoke procurement suite for FM sector

NEC, procurement contractor provider for the construction industry, has launched a new suite of contracts developed specifically for the facilities management industry, developed with the support of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). The new suite consists of ...

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New ‘future of construction’ role created at Pagabo

Following a period of growth, national framework provider Pagabo has announced additions to its team, including the appointment of Charley Wainwright as its ‘Future of Construction Lead’. The role has been created to lead on the organisation’s The Future of Construction ...

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