A Guidance Note to help FM professionals involved in supply chain management understand statutory compliance across procurement projects has been published by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).
The Statutory Compliance in FM Procurement Guidance Note includes useful information for FMs involved in the procurement process, and highlights key elements that FMs need to understand to ensure that all facilities and FM supply chain facilities remain statutorily compliant in areas such as legislation and resource management.
Peter Brogan, BIFM Research and Information Manager said: “This Guidance Note will provide the missing link for FMs between managing the procurement process and ensuring compliance responsibility. Among other things, an FM today needs to acquire key skills and knowledge about compliance to be successful in the role and adhere to best practice.
“FM professionals can use this Guidance Note as a reference point for their work within procurement supply chain management and to ensure they are compliant with industry guidelines. What’s more, this publication can also help FM professionals achieve great results across their existing procurement process, by following industry advice about better investment and resource management.”
This month will also see BIFM publish a Good Practice Guide on the topic, which will align with BIFM qualification modules on procurement at levels four, five and six.