Contracting & Outsourcing

Procuring Facility Management Services isn’t the same as Procuring Paperclips

Procuring Facility Management Services isn’t the same as Procuring Paperclips

Procuring Facility Management services is not the same as buying widgets or tendering project work. You will live with the results, and the people who come along with the supplier, for the term of the contract. This means it is just as important to get the right service and the right company as it is […]

By April 5, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Manage Performance, Don’t Just Measure It at the IMEC Conference

Manage Performance, Don’t Just Measure It at the IMEC Conference

Performance isn’t just about measuring results. You must implement management techniques that use performance measures proactively to drive behaviour and improve results. Start with measurement data and KPI’s, understand their impact on employee and subcontractor behaviour and implement a management approach that influences behaviour and drives results.

By October 25, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Write Persuasive Proposals

Write Persuasive Proposals

Whether you are a facility manager, property manager or a supplier, writing RFP’s, writing responses to RFP’s and evaluating them is an important part of the supplier / client relationship. Suppliers can do their clients a favor by writing better proposals that are easier to evaluate, provide the info they need and let them differentiate […]

By August 15, 2009 1 Comments Read More →
Procuring FM Services – Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Procuring FM Services – Are You Asking The Right Questions?

There is a simple mistake many Facility Managers (or their procurement departments) make when writing the Request For Proposal (RFP) questions for FM services. I’ve seen it time and time again, having written my share of proposal responses both for past employers and for some consulting clients, assessed procurement practices, procured FM services and helped FM clients […]

By April 4, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Day Time Cleaning – Benefits, Problems and Making it Work

Day Time Cleaning – Benefits, Problems and Making it Work

Day Time Cleaning is gaining ground for several very good reasons, not the least of which is energy savings, which is helping organizations meet their energy objectives for envrironmental stewardship and sustainability.   There are other good reasons to implement day time janitorial service, but there are some important considerations and it takes support at the hightest […]

By August 18, 2008 1 Comments Read More →
Penalize Your Suppliers!

Penalize Your Suppliers!

The search term “penalize your supplier” in a Google search recently led someone to my web site, www.StrategicAdvisor.ca They landed on our performance measurement article, which certainly has those words in the content, but then they quickly went somewhere else – probably because we don’t talk about penalizing suppliers – we focus on managing supplier […]

By July 22, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Update your Contract Management

Update your Contract Management

Have you updated your contract management yet? Contract management is moving from legal terms and specifications to an important tool between you and your service provider to ensure success.

By September 22, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

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