Housing Maintenance & Management- A high potential sector in Facilities Management

Are you as an organization scouting for opportunities in facilities management in the housing maintenance & management arena, here is an account of the potential this space holds. The prospects hold good for Defence sector as well as wider public sector and third party entities at both national as well as regional levels across UK. The sector is going to witness a great deal of activity as the pain of the pandemic subsides.

 

The facilities management space in UK works under multiple frameworks in which the buyer and the supplier come together through a platform and in a structured manner to do business. RM6089 is one such lucrative platform, read below to know more.

RM6089 Workplace Services (FM Phase-2) Lot 2 & 3

This agreement provides access to:

 

  • Housing management and maintenance services
  • Specialist defence FM and housing services (for defence customers only)

Contracts can be let under this agreement for an initial length of up-to 7 years. This is inclusive of the mobilisation period, and a maximum duration (including extensions) of 10 years.

 

This FM framework provides access to Housing Management and Maintenance Services.  The framework also provides access to specialist Defence FM and Housing Services, for Defence customers only.  Lot 2c (Housing Maintenance and Management) are suitable for all public sector, Devolved Administrations and third party entities including; Schools, Hospitals, Local Authorities, Charities and Central Government departments. 

 

Lot 2 and 3 of the Workplace Services (FM Phase 2) Framework (RM6089) commenced on 5 March 2019 and have been extended to 24 January 2023. Call-Off Contracts can be let for an initial period of up to seven years (with a maximum Contract Period of 10 years inclusive of all Call-Off Optional Extension Periods and Mobilisation Period).

“The call-off contract is an agreement between the buyer and supplier and governs the purchase and delivery of the services. It is entered into once the order has been placed (i.e. at the end of a further competition or direct award process). The call-off contract will be created using the Public Sector Contract terms and conditions”

The Housing maintenance & management services promise a huge potential in the defence and public sector as well as the third party entities

Services available under the framework

There are 15 service areas covered, which are referred to as ‘work packages’. Each supplier on the framework agreement can provide the mandatory core services within each work package. Details given below for list of work packages:

 

Lot 2a: Defence Housing Management Services (National)

  • Contract Management
  • Contract Mobilisation
  • Statutory Obligations
  • Management Information System (MIS)
  • Management of Billable Works and Additional Services
  • Accommodation Occupation and Property Management

Lot 2b: Defence Housing Maintenance Services Regional

  • Contract Management
  • Contract Mobilisation
  • Maintenance Services
  • Horticultural Services
  • Statutory Obligations
  • Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM)
  • Property Maintenance Support Desk Services
  • Management of Billable Works and Additional Services
  • Property Management
  • Accommodation Management

Lot 2c: Housing Maintenance and Management Services

  • Contract Management
  • Contract Mobilisation
  • Maintenance Services
  • Statutory Services
  • Miscellaneous Services
  • Vacant / Void Property Maintenance Service
  • Management of Billable Works and Projects
  • CAFM System
  • Helpdesk Services

 

Lot 3: MOD Facilities Management Marketplace

  • Contract Management
  • Contract Mobilisation
  • Maintenance Services
  • Horticultural Services
  • Statutory Obligations
  • Catering Services
  • Cleaning Services
  • Workplace FM Services
  • Reception Services
  • Security Services
  • Waste Services
  • Miscellaneous FM Services
  • CAFM
  • Helpdesk Services
  • Management of Billable Works

Suppliers registered with CCS under RM6089 (Lot 2 & 3)

Suppliers can provide all mandatory services and as well as a number of non-mandatory FM services on the following lots:

The Suppliers under Lot-2 are further sub divided into 3 lots of Lot-2a, Lot-2b & Lot 2c basis the services they have been enlisted to offer. There are 3 Suppliers in Lot-2a, 10 Suppliers in Lot-2b, 4 Suppliers in Lot-2c and 9 Suppliers in Lot-3 to offer the services.

The list of contracts that are currently running in Lot-2 & 3 under RM6089 framework for Housing maintenance and management services, Defence housing maintenance & management services and MOD Facilities management marketplace in the facility management space gives an idea of the opportunities for new deals in this space. There is currently one active running contract of £20,906 in this arena and thus presenting high scope of contracts getting signed up very soon.

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The agency supports over 18,000 customer organisations procure products and services from more than 5,000 suppliers. The Key responsibilities are managing the procurement of common good an services, increasing savings for the taxpayer by centralising buying requirements for common good& servcies and leading on procurement policry on behalf of UK government.

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