When a maintenance contractor signs with a company, the contract typically includes language naming the contractor as the party responsible for maintaining safe, hazard-free premises.
Outsourcing the facilities support function is becoming a trend because it is cost effective for building owners.
If you are a facility manager whose cleaning is outsourced, chances are at some point you will need to develop a Request for Proposal, or RFP, for competitive pricing on your cleaning services.
Reportage on the events, trends and presentations that were a part of April's WFBSC Congress.
Download the full survey results and find out more about the BSC market in 2014.
After years of growing negativity, positive economic reports can feel downright revelatory.
While one presenter concentrated on the future of the industry, other speakers discussed employee happiness and positive thinking.
Recent bids from several facility management companies throughout the city illustrated that private firms are not able to compete with the "efficiency and cost savings of using city staff for maintenance at city facilities."
Does cleaning in a green, sustainable manner cost more or less than cleaning in what might be referred to as the standard way?
Scheduling cleaning tasks and labor load at the right time for the building and its occupants results in cleaner buildings, optimized cleaning performance and healthier building occupants.
Less than 2013.
More than 2013.