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BSRIA publishes procurement guide for maintenance contracts

BSRIA has released its new Maintenance Contracts: A Guide to Best Practice for Procurement Guide (BG66/2016) aimed at helping clients, facilities managers and their organisations to understand better the key success factors in procuring maintenance contracts. There are different ways in which building maintenance ...

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Security event to host counter terrorism workshop for FMs

Businesses across the west are facing a prolonged period of terrorist threat but many FMs are not given the help they need to evaluate the risks to their buildings and then understand what they should do about them. This year’s UK Security ...

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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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Future FM – Learning to adapt in the face of change

Once upon a time ago, the world of work was very different. Managers had offices and secretaries. It was all pencils and pencil skirts and big hair. Dolly Parton wasn’t joking about 9 to 5 either. Life was slower; and ...

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ESPO launches ‘one stop shop’ framework for public sector FMs

Professional buying organisation, ESPO, has launched a new framework offering facilities managers for UK public sector organisations a ‘one stop shop’ solution, using one supplier to cover all facilities management service needs. ESPO’s Total Facilities Management framework enables FMs for local authorities, ...

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Time for FMs to rethink their role?

In the latest instalment of his monthly blog, Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s facilities management MD, talks about the jobs of tomorrow. Mitie partners with Working Knowledge, a social enterprise set up to deliver business acumen to sixth-form students, to encourage budding ...

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Coverage boost offers facilities a cutting edge

Communications regulator Ofcom reported earlier this year that smartphones have now become the primary way UK consumers access the Internet, outstripping usage on laptops and desktop PCs for the first time. This change has led to an increased burden on ...

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BIFM and Orbis launch 2015 vacant property management survey

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and corporate member, vacant property management expert Orbis have launched a new vacant property management survey for 2015, which will enable them to obtain views from property and facilities managers about the empty buildings in their ...

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Food sustainability a game changer for FMs

Businesses that fail to embrace sustainability in their catering will get left behind as they miss out on a competitive edge and struggle to attract quality staff, was the message delivered to facilities managers and hospitality professionals at a recent ...

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Moving office or having building works done? New CDM regs mean clients have more responsibilities

The new Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations came into effect in April 2015 and will fully replace the 2007 Regulations by October 2015. There are some important new roles and legal requirements for all construction based projects that everyone ...

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