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Tuesday, 9th July 2024

Navigating the Procurement Act 2023 & NPPS: A Comprehensive Guide for UK Public Sector Suppliers

The UK public procurement landscape is undergoing a significant transformation with the introduction of the Procurement Act 2023 and the National Procurement Policy Statement (NPPS). This guide provides a detailed overview of these changes and their implications for suppliers.

The Cabinet Office has introduced the Procurement Act 2023 to streamline and enhance transparency within the public procurement process. This landmark legislation represents a significant overhaul of how the government acquires goods, services, and works. Read the 2000 word detailed article Here

Select Public Sector Tenders

Here’s a glimpse on select Public Sector Tender Alerts for the week :


Our research shows that there are 132 active FM opportunities in the public sector worth £910 Million. Don’t miss these exceptional opportunities! Also get access to baachu tender alerts at only £2000 a year – Drop us a line at hello@baachu.com.

Looking for Private Sector Contracts, drop us a line – hello@baachu.com. We Track 4000+ Hard, Soft, Bundled and Integrated FM Private Sector Contracts.

Being Tactful In Management

Being tactful and exercising discretion is an integral part of being a manager. When you are working with a multitude of people who come from various places and work at different levels, you need to be diplomatic and cautious when you make decisions.

Each time you make a decision you must consider various factors and use personal judgement to arrive at the right conclusion. Failure at being discreet or tactful can adversely affects employee relationship and the company. Read the full article Here

Contract Awards for the Week

Here’s a highlight on some of the most important contract awards from the previous week:
Public sector awards: 


  • UK Hydrographic Office has appointed CBRE Managed Services Limited for the provision of Total Facilities Management services. The contract is worth £3.29M.
  • Aspens Services Ltd has been appointed by The de Ferrers Trust for the provision of catering services. The contract starts is worth £10.32M.
  • GSO Limited has been awarded a cleaning services contract by Chelsea Academy. The contract is worth £0.73M.
  • Wokingham Borough Council has awarded a contract for the provision of Building Cleaning services to Birkin Cleaning Services Limited. The contract is worth £3.87M.
  • Alban Academies Trust has appointed Culinera Limited for the provision of catering services. The contract is worth £0.73M.       
Private sector awards:

  • Equans will continue to provide FM services across Manchester City Council’s public buildings estate. The three-year contract extension is to provide responsive repairs and planned preventative maintenance to industry standard specifications across the Council’s portfolio of 258 buildings.
  • DMA Group, has been appointed by Realstar Group, to provide comprehensive Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), combined with its Integrated Managed Services (IMS) solutions, at 12 of their UK sites.
  • Independents by Sodexo has secured a five-year contract, valued at £4.6 million, to deliver catering services at St Leonards School in St Andrews.
  • Polyteck, has won a potential three-year contract to oversee the UK offices of home appliances business SharkNinja.

Looking to build or boost your sales pipeline  – We offer a comprehensive database of over 11,000 FM contracts and strategic market and sales development services. To access this invaluable resource and to expand your market presence, contact us at hello@baachu.com with the subject line “Sales Pipeline Services – Hard, Soft & TFM” today!

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  • Sales Intelligence: Baachu Lens & Sales Pipeline Support – One off contracts push in your chosen public and private sector/services plus retainer monthly ongoing competitive intelligence, battlecards and tender trackers.
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  • Estimating and Commercial Support : Support your immediate bids with estimating and framing commercial pricing strategies as interim consultant.
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  • Strategic Mobilisation and Transition Program: Baachu provides mobilisation and project transition support, including statutory compliance audits, asset collection surveys, and helpdesk setup.
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Reach out to us at hello@baachu.com learn more about our specialised areas of expertise and past delivery success. We are committed to customising programs to address your specific operational gaps and objectives.

Industry News

CIBSE unveils transformative “Building Performance Reimagined” project Know More
Sustainability priorities and challenges in FM Know More
Low-income NHS staff paying the price for wage delays Know More
Growth awaits more favourable conditions, and the approach of the next government Know More
2024 PFM Partnership Awards – meet the finalists Know More

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