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The keys to a successful sub-contractual relationship

The relationship between contractors and subcontractors can be a fraught one, but the benefits of a good relationship can be huge. By 2020, according to a report from Gartner, over 40% of field service work will be performed by technicians ...

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Fusion 21 appoints 105 contractors to its Compliance and FM Framework

Fusion 21, a specialist in the procurement of services for property, construction and the built environment has appointed a total of 105 firms from across the UK – including a number of SMEs – to its national Compliance and Facilities ...

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ENGIE ‘Resets’ its approach on contractor compliance in the UK

ENGIE in the UK has chosen Reset Certification Scheme (Reset) to help manage, monitor and control the competence of contractors. HSE and CDM regulations stipulate that anyone bringing contractors on site is responsible for checking they are competent and qualified. In ...

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ASFP launches new website

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched a new website which features a contemporary design and improved navigation, aimed at improving the visitor experience to ensure they find the passive fire protection advice and information they need. The ...

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Skillsets the important factor in the procurement process

Just four per cent of UK businesses consider cost the most important factor when making a procurement decision according to a global study into contracting carried out by ClickSoftware. Businesses in Britain are instead prioritising matching skillsets (30 per cent) over every ...

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New rules place ‘greater liability’ on clients and construction firms

Construction clients, consultants or contractors, with inadequate health and safety standards face increased liability and risk of legal action following the introduction of new legislation, warns national law firm, HBJ Gateley. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, which came ...

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ISS MD to chair contractor group BALI-NCF

Phil Jones, managing director of ISS Facility Services – Landscaping, has been elected as chairman of the BALI-NCF, a collaboration between the British Association of Landscape Industries and the National Contractors Forum, and will assume his position with immediate effect. Established ...

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Supply Chain Sustainability School expands into FM

A brand new ‘go to’ sustainability support resource for FM and Services suppliers, contractors and clients is to be officially launched next week (28 January) by the Supply Chain Sustainability School. With a predicted growth in UK markets for FM ...

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SFG20 – the definitive standard for building maintenance

Bruce Kirton, B&ES Publications chief executive, explains how having a standard for building maintenance has never been more important. Maintaining buildings to an appropriate standard is universally accepted as essential, but what does ‘appropriate’ actually mean? With ever-changing regulations, keeping up ...

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How to assess new contractors fast, but thoroughly

With construction output on the rise, is it time to expand your supply base in case existing contractors are too busy? But how do you select, assess and pre-qualify new suppliers speedily and thoroughly? Traditional paper-based assessments that have simply ...

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