CIPS and total facilities management (FM) provider, Cofely, are offering CIPS members information to support procurement activities in the FM sector.
Part of French energy multinational ENGIE, Cofely will supply regularly updated content to help businesses and individuals. Its first papers will look at the use of sub-contractors and cover buying in expertise, looking for ‘hard’ services such as engineering, maintenance or construction and ‘soft’ services such as reception or security and how to implement a selection process for third-party contractors. Other papers will include Decision to Outsource, FM and Service delivery and a look at FM acronyms.
The UK FM sector is worth an estimated £107 billion and accounts for one third of a company’s total spend.
“Our members need a wide range of up-to-date resources as they experience more demand for their expertise, and in different sectors,” said David Noble, group CEO, CIPS.
“Cofely offers high-quality, practical information which is easy to understand, and vital in today’s business world overwhelmed by the amount of data and providers in the marketplace.”
Amber Ritson, UK CPO, Cofely, said the partnership aims to provide members with information that will allow them to take decisions that are right for their businesses’ ongoing needs.
“Facilities management is a rapidly changing sector as the market moves towards the delivery of more complex and integrated solutions,” she added. Visit www.cips.org/cofely