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Partnering for Outcomes: the Future of FM Contracts
With only one day to go until Workplace Futures 2013, Workplace Law’s Managing Director, David Sharp, is preparing to deliver a conference session based on research into outcome-based contracts in facilities management.
As part of an esteemed programme of conference speakers, David Sharp will be presenting the session, alongside Bev Burgess, Director of The Capsicum Group. The research and subsequent white paper, which will be given to all delegates, evaluates the benefits and potential pitfalls of one of the most innovative ways of working.
Despite outcome-based contracts being a natural element of strategic partnerships between clients and their service providers and an increase of their use in the FM sector, there remains confusion surrounding what constitutes an outcome-based contract, and how this differs from contracts that are input- or output-based. David and Bev’s session aims to provide clarity and guide users to the situations where they would be most appropriate.
David Sharp says:
“We know from previous research that high performing FM operations use this type of contract more than their peers. We also know that outcome-based contracts are a natural element of strategic partnerships between clients and their service providers, predicted by many recent studies to be increasing in the FM sector. But they’ve been described as difficult to establish, difficult to measure, and hard to say if you’ve achieved or not, so do the benefits of such contracts outweigh these difficulties?”
The session, ‘Partnering for outcomes: the future of FM contracts’, is scheduled to take place in the morning at the annual Workplace Futures conference, where the realities of outcome-based contracting will be unveiled.
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About Workplace Law
Workplace Law specialises in employment law, health and safety, and environmental management. An established market leader in the provision of information, training, consultancy and support services, the firm helps organisations to go beyond compliance in the workplace and build a better future. With a 17-year industry pedigree, Workplace Law operates throughout the UK from offices in Cambridge and London, and has recently opened an office in South Africa. For more information visit www.workplacelaw.net.
Workplace Law is a corporate member of the Association for Project Safety (APS) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), and a special advisor to the Facilities Management Association (FMA). BIFM produces Think FM, the sector’s leading annual conference, in association with Workplace Law, and we are the BIFM’s specialist advisor on employment law, health and safety, and premises management.
About Workplace Futures
The annual Workplace Futures (http://www.workplace-
The event is perfect for everyone responsible for specifying, buying, managing or delivering FM or anyone with an interest in the future of the industry.
Workplace Futures 2013 brings together a range of experts in their fields to help identify the needs of the industry, to share information, insights and advice and to explain how the landscape of FM will change in the future – and how to prepare for it.
The conference will be held at the newly opened Siemens Sustainability Centre, 'The Crystal', an excellent rated BREEAM landmark building in London's Docklands, with an interactive sustainable exhibition which delegates will have the opportunity to tour prior to the evening networking session and the presentation of the 2013 Technology in FM awards.