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Operational Cost BenchmarkingOperationalCost

This Guidance Note helps facilities management professionals to highlight best practice and identify gaps in performance through operational cost benchmarking.

The guide complements BIFM's existing Benchmarking Good Practice Guide and aims to assist FMs in gaining a comparative view of operational functions, such as maintenance, cleaning, catering and security, against other similar organisations to improve efficiencies and save money.

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Collaboration in FM: Integrated Supply Chain Managementí

BIFM and the BIFM and the Procurement SIG have produced this guidance to BIFMProcurementGuidanceNoteexplore the nature of collaborative relationships within the supply chain. This Guidance Note helps facilities management professionals decide whether collaborative relationships are appropriate and how the BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationships (CBR) works in practice.

This guidance note covers:

> The collaborative working options available which include: partnership, partnering alliancing and tips for managing the relationship post contract
> Tips on how to determine a supplierís suitability for collaborative working
> Styles and definitions of Collaborative Business Relationships (CBR)
> Examples of a Collaborative Working Agreement and BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationship Model.

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BIFM Flood Clean-up GuidanceFlood Risk Clean up Guidance

Staying safe checklist in association with Risk Centric

The information in this guidance will help you to prepare a flood clean-up plan and keep your staff safe during the process.

  1. The clean-up process can be divided into five key stages:
  2. Personal safety during clean-up
  3. Securing buildings and utilities
  4. Identifying damage and initial clean-up of building contents.
  5. Decontaminating buildings and contents
  6. Worker safety during clean-Up

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BIFM Flood Risk Management GuidanceFlood Risk Management Guidance

Best Practice Checklist in association with RiskCentric

Whether itís caused by climate change or building on flood plains, flooding is becoming more frequent and more intense.

This guide outlines various measures you can take to help reduce the damage to your business, however high or low your flood risk.

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CDM Regulations 2015


BIFM has published a new guidance note supported by International Workplace on the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.

This document outlines the principles of the regulations, and the key changes related to construction design and management regulations.

This is the latest in a series of new and improved guidance to support standards and professionalism in facilities management.


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Getting Started with NEC3

BIFM and the Procurement SIG have produced a brand new Guidance Note on Getting Started with NEC3.† This guidance helps you chart your way through the NEC Term Service Contract (TSC) and the NEC Term Service Short Contract (TSSC) from an FM perspective.


It includes information on each contract to enable you to choose which would be more suitable for your specific needs, and incorporates details on core clauses and contract data.

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ESOS Guidance notes for FMESOS Guidance notes front cover


This Guide looks at ESOS - a new piece of EU legislation which requires member states to introduce a mandatory programme of† energy audits for ílarge enterprisesí. This means over 7,000 of Britainís biggest companies will be required to comply Ė with the initial audits to be undertaken by 5 December 2015.

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Ethical Procurement and Supply

Best Practice Requirements in association with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

This document outlines the importance of ethical procurement and supply, and also provides guidelines to assist those procuring goods, works and services. It will cover:

> The importance of ethical procurement and supply
> Regulatory requirements
> Organisational responsibilities
> Personal responsibilities
> Areas of risk for unethical procurement and supply
> Adopting ethical procurement codes of practice.

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BIFM Supply Chain Relationship Management

This Guidance Note outlines the key aspects for successful supply chain relationship management and why it is important. It will cover:

> Terminology and definitions
> Why supply chain relationship management is† necessary
> The key components of good supply chain relationship management
> The benefits to both supplier and customer

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Measuring Contractors Performance Using KPIs

Why measure performance?

The purpose of this Guidance Note is to get you to start thinking about different ways to measure and score contractors performance.

The main reasons for measuring performance are to:

> Learn and improve
> Report internally and externally
> Demonstrate compliance
> Provide information to help managers make better informed decisions
> Comply with external reporting regulations and information requests

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Winter Risk Management Guidance

Best practice checklist

Does your snow and ice management plan include these important criteria?

BIFM has been working alongside GRITIT (BIFM Service Provider Of The Year 2013) the experts in ensuring organisations are prepared to deal with whatever the weather throws at them, to produce this piece of Guidance to ensure BIFM members are suitably prepared ahead of winter weather.

This includes the BIFM Winter Weather Checklist of best practice points that organisations should consider when reviewing or developing† winter risk management plans.

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BIFM Flood Risk Management GuidanceFlood Risk Management Guidance

Best Practice Checklist in association with RiskCentric

Whether itís caused by climate change or building on flood plains, flooding is becoming more frequent and more intense.

This guide outlines various measures you can take to help reduce the damage to your business, however high or low your flood risk.

Click here to download this guide>>


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