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Insourcing vs outsourcing debate: What’s best for business?

The insourcing of FM services is growing in popularity. The report ‘Rebuilding Capacity: The case for insourcing public contracts’ from the University of Liverpool, recommends it for providing service flexibility and the ability to allocate resources where they are needed. ...

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Signed, sealed, delivered

Entering into contractual arrangements for the supply of services is an everyday occurrence for facilities managers and FM service providers – even when they don’t realise it. Too often people mistakenly believe that there is no binding contract in place ...

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Backup plan

We’re going through some uncertain times, what with Brexit and the collapse of leading players in the FM sector. Here, Julian Fris, Director at Neller Davies explores the role of emergency procurement in helping to weather the storm There seems ...

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The benefits and challenges of the TFM model

According to AMA’s ‘Facilities Management Outsourcing Market Report – UK 2016-2020’ the TFM sector was forecast to reach over £21 billion by 2020. This has resulted in greater demand for ‘bundled service’ and TFM contracts. However, it has been argued ...

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The blueprint of future FM business models

Blog from Rob Legge, Group CEO, Servest With every passing decade, the FM landscape shifts noticeably in numerous directions. Back in the 1980s, facilities management was, in most cases an in-house function. Thirty years on and client requirements have exceeded the ...

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Procurement: Who does it better?

More consolidation, less resource, limited finances. Does this sound familiar? Julian Fris, Director, Neller Davies, discusses whether recent market changes have contributed to smaller margins and, in turn, more pressure on the profitability of outsourcing contracts. In the past 10 ...

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FM Clinic: Future of outsourcing public services

Is the rush to outsource public services in central and local government going to slow down as a result of the public becoming disillusioned by management consultants and major service providers securing large profits amidst claims of very poor levels ...

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Demystifying performance based contracts

The increasing trend for outsourcing FM services, with the sector predicted to grow by five per cent annually over the next couple of years, has added a new dimension. Failure to manage supplier relationships correctly can have major financial and ...

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The trends of 2016

The facilities management sector is an important contributor to the UK, employing roughly 10 per cent of the UK working population and estimated to be worth £111bn a year to the national economy. Stuart Linington, managing director, NG Bailey’s Facilities ...

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Tough sell

This month we ask our panel of experts: With sales and business development people always insisting that their firm is the best how can FMs sift through the patter and find out which service provider best suits their needs? THE ...

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