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Guidance note published for procurement process

27 October 2017

Publication of a guidance note to assist FMs in understanding statutory compliance requirements within procurement projects has been announced.

The Statutory Compliance in FM Procurement Guidance Note is intended for use by FMs involved in the procurement process, including those with in-house teams managing supply chains and those handling purchasing directly.

Published by the BIFM Procurement Special Interest Group (SIG), it highlights the key elements for FMs to understand in order to remain compliant in areas such as legislation and resource management.

BIFM research and information manager Peter Brogan said the note will "provide the missing link for facilities managers between managing the procurement process and ensuring compliance responsibility".

He further described the importance of compliance for FMs and the need to acquire the skills and knowledge to achieve this.

The guidance note could be used as a reference point for FMs, said Mr Brogan, ensuring compliance with industry guidelines.

"This publication can also help FM professionals achieve great results across their existing procurement process, by following industry advice about better investment and resource management," he said.

A Good Practice Guide will also be published on this topic next month and the guidance note can be downloaded here.

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