Total Facilities Management companies were heavily hit in 2018, in particular Carilion and Interserve. TFM’s may offer on the surface low margins and a wide range of services but individual services are subsequently sub-contracted out meaning that when the contract is no longer financially sustainable both clients and smaller organisations suffer the consequences.
There is also an opinion that cleaning services in particular suffers in a TFM contract as it is still considered to be the poor relation of facilities management and many TFM’s are managed by a ‘hard FM’ person such as an engineer etc. who’s focus is on the more technical or more complex aspects of the contract.
Working in direct partnership with a single service provider such as Unique Support Services for your cleaning needs, means that not only do we understand the importance of cleaning and can deliver the service correctly, we can also advise on best practices and alternative solutions and working direct could save you money too.
TFM’s of course do have a place for example if you are managing a portfolio of buildings and services across the country but for single office buildings, educational establishments, retail outlets and more, a single service provider with expertise in their field can offer a tailor-made service and greater prospect of success.
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