Thomson FM have provided procurement consultancy advice and support to a number of blue-chip organisations in respect of their FM service requirements.

Our clients have included both public and private sector organisations and, in respect of our public sector clients, we have ensured that all procurement activities are in accordance with OJEU procurement requirements, which we are therefore fully familiar with.

Our experience on both client-side and provider-side of major procurement exercises gives is an excellent understanding of the requirements, approaches and risks to both parties in competitive tender situations, enabling us to support our clients in the robust procurement of best value FM service contracts that meet their required outputs, whilst transferring an appropriate level of risk to the service provider without resulting in significant risk pricing.

Our client-side procurement experience includes:

London Eastern Railway
Following definition of the FM strategy to be adopted by London Eastern Railway for their station portfolio (approx. 170 stations), Thomson FM was appointed to manage the procurement process for an FM Agent function. We compile the output specification and associated SLA and KPI documentation, managed the pre-qualification and tender process, completed the evaluation process including post-tender interviews and performed the final pre-contract negotiation
Kimberly Clark
Full management of the tender process in respect of the delivery of hard FM services the Kimberly Clark’s UK southern offices (around Brighton). Tender evaluation and recommendations report, post-tender interviews and input to the final negotiations with the preferred bidder and drafting of the contract schedules
Asda Distribution
Appointed by Asda to provide expert procurement management support in respect of the maintenance of specialist distribution automation systems at several distribution warehouses around the UK. Production of tender documents to meet Asda’s requirements, including performance management and payment mechanism arrangements and detailed pricing schedules. Qualitative and quantitative tender evaluations and submission of a detailed tender evaluation and contract award recommendations report. Also management of post-tender interview and final negotiation support to the Asda Procurement and Engineering teams