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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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Businesses urged to place more emphasis on ‘social value’ to secure Government contracts

Businesses who want to secure future government contracts are being urged to show they can also help improve society by tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate change. During yesterday’s Social Value Summit in London,  the government launched a ...

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Procurement passage

Mark Whittaker, Facilities Management Solutions Consultant at Thomson FM Limited and Chair of the IWFM, North Region argues that FMs must ensure to create a clear procurement journey First, a true story. One of my close friends recently arrived at ...

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University of Westminster enrols Sitemark for procurement support

Sitemark has been chosen by the University of Westminster to support its procurement of cleaning services across its London estate. The multi-milllion pound contract will cover four main campuses, including both academic and residential buildings, which service more than 19,000 students ...

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Source of strife

Outsourcing has had somewhat of a bad press this year. Here Valerie Bonnin, Director at Incendium Consulting explains why she thinks it still works and how to avoid its pitfalls The demise of big firms such as Carillion has left ...

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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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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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CCS launches FM Marketplace framework agreement

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched the Facilities Management Marketplace agreement – giving the public sector access to a wide range of suppliers for their FM requirements. In total, 47 companies have been awarded places across three value-banded lots. The ...

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ICE and BIFM collaborate on creating a new form of FM contract

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) have announced a joint initiative to explore the potential to develop a completely new form of contract explicitly for facilities management. The initiative comes in the ...

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