Integrated facility management procurement process is a process of integration within an organisation, taking care of maintaining and developing the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities.
The purpose for a procurement process of Integrated facility management is to select the best bidder who can deliver the services required by the client over a defined term, at a price that is acceptable by the client, with optimal legal and commercial terms acceptable by both parties.
Importance of Procurement Technique
Procurement Technique are important and best implemented at an early stage due to the impact on the procurement lead-time, and to ensure a realistic time frame and the expectation for contract award is achieved. The relationship between Integrated Facility Management and procurement within an organisation is increasing and this presents potential obstacles to overcome on the journey.
Using traditional procurement methods and methodologies to often complex and intangible facility management services which lead to disappointment during the process and failure to achieve procurement objectives. At this stage of the process, it is also crucial to decide which procurement technique is effective to use. Among the important factors to consider when deciding a procurement technique, will be the complexity of the types of facility services, and monetary value.