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Helping clients optimise their Facility Management costs

Optimise your Indirect, Procurement & Supplier Costs for Facility Management

Our Facilities Management team specialise in creating and implementing bespoke practical supply chain solutions that deliver savings without compromising service.

Our team has worked in and with the FM Marketplace for many years and have significant influence over suppliers due, in part, to our knowledge and combined purchasing spend.

ERA’s Facilities Management (FM) team has been specifically set up to address the needs of any client who operates within the built environment. The FM team has a wide range of skills and experience gained over many years that directly benefit our clients by providing specific resources with the right skill set required to complete any given task.

By fully understanding the requirements of the project, we are able to deploy the right blend of consultant skills at any one time, ensuring the highest possible quality work whilst delivering results as soon as possible. In this way the results positively impact bottom line performance quickly.

Our unique and robust procurement methodology enables us to deliver solutions that will not only meet your current requirements but will also deliver results that are sustainable over time.

Today’s scope of FM is broad with significant budgets which are being reduced whilst the function is not always given the importance it deserves.

Whether you have your own in-house team or outsource your FM function, the scope of FM is ever increasing due to regulatory demands. As budgets decrease as a result of the economic downturn, business leaders have to ‘do more with less’.

Whether you lease a state-of-the-art city centre HQ, own a commercial unit in an out-of-town business park or manage a multi-site estate across the country, the cost of your business premises will be a significant overhead. The largest overhead can offer the most potential for savings and process improvement.

With recent changes in the law managing compliance has become a key demand within businesses and for facilities management professionals, who are now spending up to 30% of their day on dealing with regulations. Despite this, it is unlikely that budgets will increase, therefore saving time and money in all areas is crucial.

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Cleaning Supplies and Services

Cleaning services and supplies are often externalized.

With a wide variety of suppliers available, it is difficult to find the right partner that will not only undertake the obvious cleaning needs (dusting, hovering, disinfection, etc.) but also in many cases meet industry compliance requirements.

The experts at Expense Reduction Analyst know the requirements of the markets and the most efficient methods to help you get excellent service at better prices.

Equipment Lease and Management

Equipment leasing is a reasonable financial option for many businesses, especially for larger or more expensive equipment.

Equipment trader websites list equipment available for rental through equipment leasing companies. Equipment or machine maintenance options are also available but choosing the right provider among so many can be tricky.

Category experts at Expense Reduction Analysts will help you get the best bespoke service for your needs whilst helping you find hidden savings.

Facility Maintenance

Facility maintenance services are activities to keep buildings in good operating condition; janitorial and engineering services can also be considered facility maintenance services.

These services are most often outsourced and Expense Reduction Analysts can help you re-define your specifications and get a similar or better service and also achieve savings.

Landscape Management

Landscaping services are equally important to many businesses, public or educational and not-for-profit organizations to help maintain grounds, gardens and open spaces.

Selecting the right partner, being able to compare offers with those of competitors and market rates can be eased by Expense Reduction Analysts; our consultants have “insider” knowledge and can put their expertise at your disposal to help you achieve savings and get the best bespoke service.

Pest Control

Getting rid of those unwanted guests such as rats, termites, wasps, birds, etc. means resorting to pest control specialists; but making sure you pay the right price for a relevant service is quite a challenge when this category is so separate from your daily operations.

Expense Reduction Analysts’ pest control experts give valuable advice, helping businesses to save money and remain pest-free.

Utilities and Energy

The dynamics of the energy market present an ongoing challenge to businesses. Energy markets are often extremely volatile, with wholesale energy prices changing daily. In addition, there is a bewildering choice of energy suppliers and contractual arrangements, with terms and conditions varying significantly between suppliers.

In common with all commodity markets, volatility is a constant feature of the energy market. A multitude of external factors impact on the daily wholesale costs for electricity and gas and this poses a challenge for businesses when energy contracts are due to be renewed.

The ERA approach is tailored specifically to each client’s needs and size, from a single site SME to larger groups with multiple sites, through to high energy consuming businesses where potentially a small movement in the energy cost can make a significant difference in overall costs. We deliver unbiased energy solutions built on a belief that knowledge is power.

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We help our clients to reduce their waste costs and maximise rebates on recyclable material.

Alongside this, our reviews will often assist with the delivery of corporate goals relating to recycling, sustainability and the environment.

The first stage of any waste review is to gain a detailed understanding of the current arrangements.

This is typically achieved through a combination of invoice analysis, stakeholder interviews and site surveys and will enable us to assess the direct and indirect costs of the client’s waste services.

We also have experience in helping organisations to achieve their corporate objectives relating to sustainability, for example, increasing recycling rates or achieving zero waste to landfill. These goals will be incorporated into a review and can often be realised alongside a reduction in costs.

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