Certain criteria should always be factored when choosing new Facilities Management contractor:
These are the factors to choose the best Facilities Management Contractor for your business but too often many business development teams lack significant experience in operational roles to properly prepare quality tender bids of the said services. Their job is primarily to bring a contract over the line to keep them in a job and make commission on the back of it.
It is still widespread throughout most sectors M&E, cleaning, catering, security, HR and front of house, etc. On the flip side, when companies are looking for “value” they go for the big firms which are happy to offer excessively low margins of 3-5% and this applies even for relatively smaller contracts. Big firms talk a great talk and their pitches are impressive. This is where most companies fall into the trap.
They decide to run with the large firm and here’s what happens – poor mobilisation from the get go, contract managers that are overloaded with existing contracts, no clearly defined service schedules, little or no supervision of staff and monthly audits or sign off.
Nine times out of ten I will recommend a small to medium size, up-and-coming company who are passionate about their business and for a little extra, will always deliver a first-class service. Do it right the first time and pay a little extra for the right service.
The current trend in Facilities Management is for larger corporate firms to outsource all services to one FM provider and leaving the smaller firms to fight it out over the smaller contracts. Having seen it first hand I can promise that for most large corporate firms this is NOT the way to go. I do understand the main reason for doing this is to minimise admin and centralise all services, but it only creates more confusion than bringing solutions. I recommend that Facility Management teams embrace new innovations in software development. Not only will they reduce your daily workload, but they will also deliver cost efficiency savings that can be eye opening.
Check out an another informative blog The benefits of outsourcing facilities services to understand it better.
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