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Procurement Techniques for Integrated Facility Management

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.


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Roger Ung Jia Huang, DPSM
Roger Ung Jia Huang has substantive years of experience in the professional field of procurement, specifically in the sectors of marine trading, duct manufacturing, facilities management, and the construction industry. Roger is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM) and he completed the Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management (DPSM) in December 2020 at SIPMM Institute.
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