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A call to arms

The RICS Integrated Property Services Conference 2019, which took place in London on 1 July, focused on how to build trust in the facilities management profession With a change in name from ‘Strategic FM Conference’ to ‘Integrated Property Services Conference’, ...

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

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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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Internal integration: the key to success in FM

Facilities management activity requires the close input of key departments throughout a business in order to be truly effective. A shared, centralised approach to business needs is at the heart of this and can only work by enlisting other teams ...

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