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Crown Commercial Service awards major new ‘social value enabled’ FM framework

UK government executive procurement agency Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded 44 supplier places on its  new Facilities Management and Workplace Services framework. The new framework supports the principles of the Government’s Sourcing Playbook by heavily weighting ‘quality’ in its contract award criteria, rather than lowest cost – emphasising the importance of social value and…

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BAM FM Secures Place on NHS Shared Business Services Framework

BAM’s facilities management business has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM). BAM was awarded a place for eight main lots, and places on 23 sub lots. The full list is below. BAM’s healthcare credentials were also recently recognised by its appointment to the…

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NHS SBS Revises Hard FM Procurement Framework

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its second-generation Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) framework agreement. The second iteration of the organisation’s highly successful framework is designed to respond to the need within the NHS for high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions, which help NHS trusts manage their estates successfully. The new framework’s scope has…

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Cleaning Up FM Procurement

UK framework provider Pagabo has gone live with its latest procurement offering, the Soft Facilities Management Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which has an anticipated full-term value of £100 million. Established in 2013, Pagabo is a framework provider that aims to make procurement quicker, simpler and more effective. Operating nationally from central Hull, the company provides…

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CrossCountry Trains Awards Hard Services Contract

UK long-distance train operator, CrossCountry, has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services to its portfolio of 27 properties. The contract will see Pareto FM deliver all associated hard services including water, fire, air-conditioning and general H&S planned maintenance. The contract runs across the rail network from Bournemouth to Birmingham to Edinburgh and locations in…

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RPS Secures Place on CCS Construction Framework

RPS has been appointed by Crown Commercial Services (CCS) onto the Urban Regeneration Lot of the Construction Professional Services Framework (CPS).   CCS is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector in the UK to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21 CCS helped the public…

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BAM FM Awarded Place on £750 Million Decarbonisation Framework

UK public sector procurement body Fusion21 has appointed BAM Facilities Management (BAM FM) to its £750 million Decarbonisation Framework following a competitive tender process. The four-year framework is structured across two lots and has been developed to deliver energy efficiency projects to support public sector organisations including housing associations, local authorities, NHS trusts, blue light…

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Derwent fm Joins Everything FM Procurement Framework

Derwent fm have been admitted to the Everything FM framework for the delivery of a broad range of facilities management services to public sector, devolved administration and third sector entities in the United Kingdom. Everything FM offers public sector organisations the opportunity to appoint the company directly as a supply chain partner of the Place…

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Atalian Servest Awarded Place on London Procurement Framework

30.11.2021, 11:03 Atalian Servest Awarded Place on London Procurement Framework Atalian Servest has been awarded a place on the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) Estates and Facilities Management procurement framework until the end of October 2024. Members of the framework include high-profile universities and professional academies, as well as major heritage and public sector bodies.…

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Changing European Supply Chains for the Better

30.09.2021, 09:44 Changing European Supply Chains for the Better A new initiative led by Social Enterprise UK with backing from Compass Group, SAP and Zurich Insurance Group, is encouraging corporate buyers across Europoe to open up their supply chains to social enterprises. Like traditional businesses, social enterprises aim to make a profit but do so…

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Driving Charge Point Infrastructure

02.08.2021, 10:09 Driving Charge Point Infrastructure Mitie has supported Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual insurance, pensions and investment company, with the installation of ten electric vehicle (EV) charge points. The installation at the investment company’s office in Alderley Park marks a landmark moment for Mitie which has now installed over 850 EV charge points…

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FCC Awards Scottish Grounds Maintenance Contract

27.07.2021, 14:11 FCC Awards Scottish Grounds Maintenance Contract FCC Environment has slected Complete Weed Control (CWC) to manage and maintain the environment around five waste recycling plants in Scotland. FCC Environment operates waste and material recycling facilities (MRF), energy from waste (EfW) plants and landfill sites across the United Kingdom, with some 200 facilities working…

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Sodexo Expands North American Corporate Food Offering

Sodexo is expanding the geographical reach of its latest acquisition, the Vancouver-based corporate catering aggregation platform Foodbee, to New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and Montreal. Acquired by the French multinational foodservice and facility services provider on 12th July, Foodbee services businesses with flexible workforces and currently features 800+ local restaurants in 14 cities across…

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WeMaintain Secures Series B Funding

29.06.2021, 10:01 WeMaintain Secures Series B Funding Paris and London based PropTech company WeMaintain has raised €30 million in Series B funding. The funding round follows the company’s acquisition of fire alarm solutions company Shokly, and allows WeMaintain to accelerate its international expansion and extend its state-of-the-art proprietary technology across the built environment.  WeMaintain’s latest…

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Following Ethical Best Practices in Procurement

26.03.2021, 13:41 Following Ethical Best Practices in Procurement Atalian Servest has partnered with Alcumus, a provider of supply chain and EHSQ+ risk management solutions in the UK, to prequalify contractors. Jack Holmes, Procurement Director UK & Ireland, Atalian Servest explains: “We are committed to ethical best practices and sustainable business growth. “To provide the highest…

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EMCOR Awarded Place on UK Public Procurement Framework

26.03.2021, 12:41 EMCOR Awarded Place on UK Public Procurement Framework EMCOR UK have been awarded a place on Fusion21’s new £1.1 billion Workplace & Facilities Framework of prequalified suppliers, creating opportunities worth up to £750 million. Launched as a procurement mechanism and dynamic purchasing systems for property, construction and the built environment, Fusion21 works with…

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Derwent Joins North East Public Procurement Framework

24.03.2021, 10:44 Derwent Joins North East Public Procurement Framework Derwent fm have been awarded a place on North East based public procurement consultancy, Prosper’s Dynamic Purchasing System for compliance and facilities management services worth an estimated £250 million. The DPS offers a range of compliance and facilities management services to public sector organisations operating in…

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Delivering Carbon-efficient Army Accommodation

16.03.2021, 21:22 Delivering Carbon-efficient Army Accommodation The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recognised the commitment of Landmarc Support Services, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Reds10 to sustainable construction.   The recognition in this year’s MoD Sanctuary Awards was announced on 16 March 2021 at a virtual event with Jeremy Quin, Minister for Defence…

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Equiniti Extends TFM Contract

11.01.2021, 20:13 Equiniti Extends TFM Contract Equiniti has extended its integrated facility services contract with Incentive FM by an additional two years. Under the terms of the agreement which is worth in excess of £4 million annually, Incentive FM will continue to deliver a total facilities management solution at 22 office locations operated by the share registration,…

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Contractor Safety Scheme Announces Senior Appointment

16.12.2020, 13:36 Contractor Safety Scheme Announces Senior Appointment UK Safety Scheme In Procurement (SSIP) CHAS has appointed Saba Khan as Head of Risk.   Khan, who was previously appointed as Head of Operations and Quality, joined CHAS in March 2020 when she assumed  responsibility for all operations, including customer services, assessment verification, standards and quality.…

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Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC

07.12.2020, 14:56 Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC St. James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI). Under the agreement, Veolia will manage projects covering the design, delivery, installation, commissioning and operation of a wide range of energy upgrades in…

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Collaborative Procurement in FM

12.11.2020, 13:48 Collaborative Procurement in FM Simon Titchener, ISS UK’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sean Gibbons, Head of Global Facility Management at Roche, and David Hawkins from the Institute of Collaborative Working were recent contributors to a panel discussion on the value of collaborative procurement in FM which took place under the auspices of the IWFM.…

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Extension of Buy Social Corporate Challenge Commitment

Food procurement organisation Foodbuy has extended its membership of Social Enterprise UK’s ground-breaking ‘Buy Social Corporate Challenge’ by three years. Launched in 2016, the Challenge brings together corporate partners from a broad range of industries with a collective ambition to spend £1 billion with social enterprise suppliers. Foodbuy became the first food and drink company…

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CIPS Excellence in Procurement Award

18.09.2020, 08:28 CIPS Excellence in Procurement Award Foodbuy UK, Compass Group’s food procurement business, has been recognised as a “Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value through Procurement” at the 2020 CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards. Run by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS), the CIPS Awards recognise outstanding projects, people and teams across…

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Whitecode Awarded Place on UK Procurement Framework

17.09.2020, 12:02 Whitecode Awarded Place on UK Procurement Framework Whitecode Design Associates has been selected for the Procure Partnerships Framework (PPF) which supports public sector bodies to procure construction contractor partners.   Divided into regions, the framework will offer greater flexibility and simplification in terms of public sector procurement. The PPF will allow customers to…

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£500 Million FM Framework Opens for NHS and Public Sector

19.08.2020, 14:09 £500 Million FM Framework Opens for NHS and Public Sector A new £500 million procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to offer quality-vetted facilities management services to the NHS and wider public sector. The Soft FM, Asset Compliance and Security Services Framework provides simple, cost-effective access to…

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Hard FM Services and Waste/Pest Control Tender (Guildford, United Kingdom)

  Section I: Contracting authority I.1)Name and addresses Official name: Royal Surrey NHS Foundation TrustTown: GuildfordNUTS code: UKJ25 West SurreyPostal code: GU2 7XXCountry: United KingdomContact person: Jonathan AldredE-mail: [email protected] I.2)Information about joint procurement The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body I.3)Communication Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address Tenders or requests to participate…

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Covid Security Guidance for Domestic Contractors

10.08.2020, 11:41 Covid Security Guidance for Domestic Contractors The UK Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has produced a downloadable PDF checklist to ensure the safety of domestic contractors and their clients.   Designed to be emailed before work starts, and supported by two social media animations, the open access PDF document joins several other publications…

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Evotech Awarded Place on NHS Procurement Framework

27.07.2020, 02:55 Evotech Awarded Place on NHS Procurement Framework Evolution Technical Services has been admitted to the Property and Business Services Framework operated by NHS subsidiary, the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) following a competitive tender. The company is approved to provide hard FM services, including mechanical and electrical (M&E), installation and…

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Expression of Interest – IBM TRIRIGA® IWMS (No. E-2020-354)

23.07.2020, 16:41 Expression of Interest – IBM TRIRIGA® IWMS (No. E-2020-354) The Council of the City of Sydney invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) for specialist TRIRIGA Integrated Workplace Management System (IWM) Remediation & Implementation services relating to its portfolio of around 250 properties. EoI are invited from qualified vendors globally. The Council is both a…

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Extension of Integrated Waste and Recycling Contracts

13.07.2020, 11:38 Extension of Integrated Waste and Recycling Contracts Axil Integrated Services has retained separate three-year contracts with global engine manufacturer Cummins and pharmaceutical major Recipharm.   Axil, which operates from bases in Corby (Northamptonshire) and Cannock (Staffordshire), provides a total waste management service for some of the UK’s best-known brands. The firm impressed bosses at…

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