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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Contract Consolidation

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Facility Management, Question Of The Week

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Published on March 19, 2012 with 1 Comment

This Question of the Week comes from the Facilities Management Professionals International group on Linkedin.

Q. When consolidating service contracts under one contract, how do you determine which services to consolidate and which ones to manage individually?

I’m a buyer at a government research lab in California. My facilities customers want to consolidate various services such as in-house construction, landscaping, and a myriad of landscaping contracts under one or a few larger contracts. While I think that is a good idea, I want to know how other facilities management professionals manage the operational needs of their sites.

Krystal Kelley
Facilities Contract Management
Livermore, CA

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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  1. Contracts for consolidation are those with:
    1)High human resources requirement
    2)Large cost outlay
    3)Relatively high time lines on task achievements.
    However,contracts that one can manage individually will include:
    1)Contracts with low cost outlay
    2)Geographical considerations on task activities
    3)Low time lines on task achievements
    4)Relatively low human resources requirement

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