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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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One year on and TMT2 is proving a real success

One year on from being awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s Traffic Management Technology 2 (TMT2) framework Clearview Intelligence is enjoying the results of being part of the easier procurement process. Clearview’s range of proven count and classify ...

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In the frame

Public and private sector organisations alike are turning to frameworks to procure planned maintenance services. Richard Sutton, General Manager of Horbury Property Services, explains why Procurement can be an expensive process, especially in the world of planned maintenance. Public sector ...

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BIFM publishes FM procurement guide

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has launched a new guidance on the buying process for goods or services that support facilities management delivery. The new Good Practice Guide to Facilities Management Procurement helps FM professionals to understand how ...

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Guidance Note for procurement published by BIFM

BIFM Fire Safety Law

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 ...

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CCS Annual Report: Thousands of SMEs bidding successfully to become government suppliers

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced a steady year of progress following the publishing of its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17. The report shows £12.4 billion of common goods and services are now being procured through CCS, whose aim is to ...

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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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Willmott Dixon chosen for Old Admiralty Building transformation

Willmott Dixon’s track-record for restoring buildings of national importance has been further strengthened with an appointment to refurbish the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building in Horseguards Parade into the new home for The Department for Education (DfE). Procured under ...

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The FM procurement process: striking a balance between costs and service levels


The procurement process for FM contracts relies heavily on maintaining low margins, which often requires striking a fine balance between keeping costs as low as possible while ensuring that a high standard of service is offered. Is it really possible ...

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New Retail 2020 report looks at the future of retail FM and procurement

Retail supply chain specialist, Altius VA, has published the Retail 2020 Report, providing a future insight into the trends that will affect facilities and property managers. Drawing on forecasts from the likes of PwC, Forbes, Deloitte and other global specialists, ...

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