Targeted Service Agreements Offer a Range of Options
By Brian Seeger and Nick Baer
Facilities management service agreements offer customized solutions that help building owners and facilities professionals efficiently and cost-effectively cover all aspects of operations and maintenance. A service agreement can integrate as few or as many services needed.
Outsourcing agreements introduce options that may include:
• Comprehensive, customized total facilities management, which includes construction capabilities.
• Supplemental facilities staffing.
• Maintenance only for buildings where no daily facility management is necessary.
• Time and material on-call maintenance as needed.
Contracted facilities professionals — who often include an in-house property manager — can provide services from emergency repairs to keeping a routine maintenance and inspection schedule active and on time. They also can provide access to a variety of construction services as needed. Clients also may get deals on supplies and services because facilities management companies frequently negotiate bulk service agreements with partners-suppliers.