This code of practice provides guidance on the various factors that need to be considered throughout a procurement process, including activities and key decisions during planning, procurement and post-procurement. It aims to:
The document is aimed at public and private sector property professionals involved in a facility management (FM) procurement process either within their territory or region, or globally. This includes property managers, directors of estates, heads of FM, consultants, RICS-regulated firms acting for a landlord and FM suppliers procuring services from subcontractors. Those managing in-house teams delivering FM services may also find some of the content helpful.
The code is divided into four parts covering:
It supersedes the 2018 Procurement of Facility Management UK professional statement. For professionals working in the UK, there are no additional requirements to the information and guidance previously stated within the UK professional statement.