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FMs tune into NEC webinar for procurement advice

In response to growing calls from senior facilities managers for clarification on the correct use of short and long form NEC contracts for FM projects, a dedicated webinar was held with more than more than 200 FMs in attendance. Robert ...

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Compass serves up new food procurement business

A new food and drink procurement company, Foodbuy, has been launched by Compass Group UK & Ireland in a bid to revolutionise the way businesses can procure food and beverages for foodservice in the UK. Created by Compass Group UK & Ireland, ...

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Winning bidders selected for NHS Property Services soft FM contracts

NHS Property Services which looks after 4,000 NHS buildings has completed the second phase of its national procurement exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts and has announced the successful bidders chosen to deliver a number of its soft FM ...

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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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Cleanin’ up attitudes

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recently launched The Cleaning Taskforce. Supported by industry bodies like the British Cleaning Council and a multitude of firms, including Servest, the taskforce aims to: • Promote employers’ compliance with employment law and ...

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Cost effective resources

Harvey Laud, director of Helistrat looks at how businesses that are serious about finding cost effective ways to significantly improve their resource management, and leverage the associated commercial and environmental opportunity, must start by looking at their procurement processes – ...

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Get the most from your post

The UK public sector spends around £650 million a year on physical mail. Central Government departments such as The Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs and the DVLA are responsible for £250 million of this. They rely ...

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Hospitality firms WANT sustainable procurement partners

A survey has revealed that given the choice, 100 per cent of foodservice businesses would choose to work with a procurement partner who help them easily identify sustainable products compared with those who don’t. The survey, conducted by digital procurement ...

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Carillion secures three places on FM Services Agreement

Carillion has been selected by UK government for all three lots of its new Facilities Management Services Agreement, under which up to £4.1 billion of services will be outsourced over the period to 2019. In total, 19 suppliers (see box below) ...

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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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