Read about “Don’t Waste Your Budget – Keys for Managing Facility Services Contracts” written by Capt. John H. Edwards, P.E., CFM, M.SAME, USN (Ret.), and Alisa Griffin, FMP, LEED Green Associate in the September/October issue of The Military Engineer, a publication of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
The article covers the following:
While federal agencies have relied on outsourcing for a variety of facility services for well over 40 years, there continue to be a few basic—yet easily avoidable—mistakes they still commonly make.
Not Understanding Contract Scope and Terms
Not Aligning Contract Performance Measures with Mission Requirements
Mismatch between Services Delivered and Customer Expectations
Developing a Quality Assurance Plan without the Resources to Execute It
Failing to Recognize and Promptly Address Contract Performance Problems
Capt. John H. Edwards, P.E., CFM, M.SAME, USN (Ret.), is a Senior Facility Management Consultant, John can be reached at 703-591-4855 Ext. 1036, or John.Edwards@feapc.com;
and Alisa Griffin, FMP, LEED Green Associate, is a Staff Professional, Facility Engineering Associates P.C., Alisa can be reached at 703-591-4855 Ext. 1001, or Alisa.Griffin@feapc.com.