Description of the goods or services required
The Awarding Authority are seeking to enter into a five-year partnership with innovative partners who can offer significant added value to provide Soft FM Services for its Clients. They must also be prepared to have effective collaboration with the Hard FM providers and the Estates & Facilities Management Teams.
This document has been issued by Place Partnership Limited which is at an early stage of developing a procurement strategy for Soft Facilities Management Services (Soft FM) Framework. Any participation in a future tender exercise will not be prejudiced should your company respond or decide not to complete this document, nor is the completion of this document a guarantee of invitation to participate in a future tendering exercise.
The new approach to Soft FM services is of strategic importance to Place Partnership and is keen to build close partnerships with its delivery partners in order to more robustly demonstrate quality, social value, best practice at an affordable cost to our clients.
The contract agreement will be for an initial 5-year term, with the option to extend for a further 1 year.
This long term commitment should go a long distance to engender a strong partnering ethos that we are ultimately aiming to achieve.
The precise form, structure, scope and duration of the proposed procurement opportunity are still to be determined by Place Partnership.
Place Partnership plans to hold a market engagement day this will be an open forum to discuss the upcoming procurement. Further details will be provided on the portal and on Twitter @Place_Part and www.placepartnership.co.uk
Place Partnership are engaging with the market to obtain views and opinions prior to the pre-market event as such we have published a small questionnaire seeking the industry’s views the questionnaire attached to this notice is voluntary and confidential all completed questionnaires should be submitted by 17:00 on Friday 23rd August 2019
This document should be returned via the messaging section of the e-tendering portal www.in-tendhost.co.uk/placepartnership
This notice gives prior information of a procurement process that will establish a Soft Services FM Framework in 3 lots:
Soft FM (Cleaning, Catering, Concierge Services etc.) Security (Manned & Mobile) Waste Management (Commercial & Hazardous)
The intent is to brief suppliers on the proposed new integrated Soft Services Facilities Management framework; how the new framework will support Place Partnership and it's clients. The objective is to offer a fully compliant high quality professional facility management service capable of delivering most property related requirements to the many public sector clients who currently do not have the right arrangements in place.
The framework is due to launch April 2020.
The objective is to offer existing and new Place Partnership public sector clients a fully compliant framework that has the necessary skills, experience and resource to successfully participate in the framework.
Call-off will be by direct award or mini-competition. The client will select the scope of services which may include all or part of Soft FM Services.
It is anticipated that the supplier will be required to pay an annual framework charge of £1,500 GBP plus a levy of 2.5 % on all fees charged subject to market feedback.
Social importance identifying the needs of individuals and considering their well-being covering a wide range of issues from employment, education and training for staff, and opportunities for apprenticeships and work experience, through to social inclusion and eradicating poverty [e.g. community engagement, opportunities to reduce unemployment and promoting the Living Wage as a minimum].
Economic importance of stable economic growth, which may mean working within the capacity of the natural environment, adopting measures from fair and rewarding employment through to competitiveness and trade [e.g. fair business and employment practices, local economic multiplier effects].