More practical information for Facilities Management in partnership with CIPS and Cofely

CIPS 22 July 2015

CIPS announce new knowledge partnership with Cofely 

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has collaborated with Cofely , provider of total facilities management to offer CIPS members access to a wide range of sources to support procurement activity in this sector.

Facilities Management is the provision of services needed to support a business or organisation and can include security services, safe and clean working spaces, reception or cleaning services. Keeping up to date and apace with changing needs and legislative requirements can become a drain on resources so specialist support is often needed. FM providers can high levels of expertise, driving cost savings, environmental compliance and operational efficiencies as well as sourcing sustainable energy supplies for example.

Part of ENGIE, one of the largest global energy players, Cofely will supply regularly updated content to help businesses and individuals as CIPS members. The first papers available look at the use of sub-contractors and cover areas such as buying in expertise, looking for ‘hard’ services such as engineering, maintenance or construction and ‘soft’ services such reception or security and how to implement a selecting process for third-party contractors. Other papers include Decision to Outsource, FM and Service delivery, FM acronyms, and the difference between hard and soft services.

The UK FM sector is worth an estimated £107 billion and accounts for one third  of a company’s total spend and is vital to the operation of any organisation.

David Noble, Group CEO CIPS, comments: “Our members need a wide range of up-to-date resources to hand as they experience more demand for their expertise and in different sectors.

“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 Chief Procurement Officer, Cofely, “Facilities Management is a rapidly changing sector as the market moves towards the delivery of more complex and integrated solutions.  With our CIPS knowledge partnership we aim to provide members with selection of guidance tools and information which will assist them in the procurement process for FM services - allowing them to take decisions which are right for the on-going needs of their business.”

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Notes to editors:

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 115,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.; @CIPSNews


Cofely is a global player in facilities management services for companies and communities. Our experts design, develop and manage tailored, smart and sustainable solutions for our customers’ benefit.  From the world’s highest building to the most visited museum, from green data centres to zero-carbon factories - we help organisations run their facilities and infrastructure more efficiently.

With nearly 100,000 employees in 40 countries, Cofely generated revenues of £11.3 billion in 2014. Cofely belongs to the BtoB services business line of ENGIE, worldwide global energy player.

In the UK, Cofely is a leading service provider across public, private and healthcare sectors with revenues of £1 billion, employing over 19,000 people.  We operate on 14,000 customer sites - totalling over 25 million sq m. of managed space.

GDF SUEZ is now ENGIE @CofelyUK

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