BS 8572:2018 Procurement of facility-related services. Code of practice

BS 8572:2018

Procurement of facility-related services. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : February 2018



What is this standard about?

It covers how to procure facility-related services (things like cleaning and waste management) in the most efficient way. It applies to new and existing facilities and especially to commercial and industrial property.

Who is this standard for?

Anyone with responsibility for facilities management in small, medium or large organizations, including those with multi-site estates. Users will typically be:

  • Owners-occupiers
  • Operators
  • Tenants
  • Facility managers
  • Property managers
  • Offices managers

Why should you use this standard?

Benefits include:

  • More accurate definition of services to be procured, leading to more efficient use of resources.  
  • A consistent way of working – a roadmap for successful procurement
  • Confidence that services are defined in accordance with needs
  • Transparency in operating competitive tendering
  • Rigorous evaluation of service providers prior to tendering
  • Thoroughness in the evaluation of tenders/proposals
  • Comprehensiveness in preparations for initial service delivery
  • Appropriate levels of performance review and feedback on effectiveness

What’s changed since the last version?

This document is now structured as a code of practice enabling users to demonstrate compliance.

NOTE: BS 8534 covers the procurement policies, strategies and procedures for the delivery of a facility. BS 8536-1 covers operational needs in the delivery of a facility.

Standard NumberBS 8572:2018
TitleProcurement of facility-related services. Code of practice
Publication Date27 February 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 41012, ISO 41011, BS 8892:2014
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 10501, ISO 41012, BS ISO 20400, BS EN 15221-7, ISO 19600, ISO 45001, BS EN 31010, BS ISO 31000, BS EN ISO 14001:2015, BS ISO 37500:2014, BS 8300:2009+A1:2010, BS EN ISO 9000:2015, BS 8544:2013, BS ISO 15392:2008, BS ISO 26000:2010, BS ISO 55001:2014, BS 9999:2017, BS 8536-1:2015, BS ISO 15686-10:2010, BS 8534:2011, BS OHSAS 18001:2007
ReplacesBS 8572:2011
Draft Superseded By17/30354416 DC
DescriptorsSustainable development, Sustainability, Management techniques, Organizations, Enterprises, Quality auditing, Management, Quality control
ISBN978 0 580 97041 2
File Size2.568 MB

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