It doesn’t matter if it is a power station, airport, industrial facility, commercial tower, hospital, residential project or other assets, for a plan to sustain its value, be attractive to users as well as function as planned, it should be maintained and operated correctly. This is usually done through the appointment of a facility service under a facility management agreement.
In spite of the kind of facility, it’s vital to make sure that the facilities management contract has specific necessary provisions to make sure that the contract fulfills its essential purpose.
The main rule for any contract is that the precise scope of the facilities management services to be done by the company are set out clearly in the agreement, along with the relevant key performance indicators that the company is needed to obtain.
Such key performance indicators must be specific, measurable, achievable and relevant as well as time-based. They must be clearly defined and able to assess objectively.
The company is typically needed to pass to the employer a work plan that shows how the facility management company will discharge services and satisfy the critical performance indicators.
While a lot of commercial contracts offer rights of termination in the case of material breaches of the agreement, what comprises a material breach can be not clear. In the context of facilities management services, this doubt can be circumvented through stating that the basis for termination is triggered in the case of breached on the key performance indicator system.
Wear and tear are facts of life, and it’s therefore vital that facility management contract makes enough provision for scheduled maintenance to occur. Typically, this is done under a maintenance program that has been pre-agreed the company including in terms of cost and scope. Given that the contracts usually concern operating facilities and assets, it’s essential that the drafting of the contract makes it apparent that the company shouldn’t delay, hinder with or disturb the day to day operations.
Facility Management Services
Facility management services fall under two categories such as:
This type of service makes sure that the facility or building is a secure as well as a pleasant setting to work in. From cleaning services to workspace management, facility management company provides a wide selection of soft services to make sure the making of an effective work setting. There are many types of soft services offered such as:
- Building Cleaning Services
- Office Space Management
- Waste Management Services
- Pest Control
- Landscaping Services
- Hazardous Material Handling & Disposal
Hard Facilities Management
This is a type of services which is tied to the physical layout of the facility or building like the air condition system, power system, and many others. The team of seasoned engineers can come up with solutions to any facility management concerns which might crop up, and this avoids the prolonged disturbance to the productivity of the office or workplace.
Types of hard facilities management:
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning) Services
- Indoor Air Quality Control
- Temperature Control
- Preventive/Predictive Maintenance
- Lift Maintenance
- Normal Power
- Electrical Substations
Emergency Power System
- Uninterrupted Power Supply System (UPPS System)
- Standby Generators
- Building System
- Building Automation System (BAS)
- Security & Card Access
- Sprinkler Systems
- Smoke/Fire Alarm Systems
Facilities Needing Facility Management Services
If you run or operate these types of business or facility, then you will surely need facility management services:
- Industrial and Commercial Areas
- Exhibition Halls
- Theme Park Institutions
- Cafes and Restaurants