5.2 Survey - Full Results

Last edited: 26 August 2011

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Facilities Management Survey of Local Authorities

A survey was conducted in April 2011 to determine how Facilities Management (FM) functions and services are delivered by Local Authorities in the UK. The results of the survey are presented in full below.

Question 1 - Please list all FM services which are delivered and managed in-house

Graph of FM services delivered in-house

 

Question 2 - Please list all FM services which are outsourced to the private sector

Graph showing FM services outsourced to the private sector

 

Question 3 - Please list all FM services which are delivered and managed through a joint arrangement with other public sector bodies

Graaph showing FM services which are delivered and managed through a joint arrangement with other public sector bodies

 

Question 4 - Which of the following areas do you think provide potential for generating efficiencies?


 

Unlikely

Possible

Very Likely

Reducing Specifications

22%

73%

5%

Working with other public bodies

13%

41%

46%

Externalisation

14%

68%

18%

 

Question 5 - Many authorities are looking to make efficiencies in the way that they procure and manage services. How do you rate the following options for reducing the cost of external provision?


 

Impossible

Difficult

Possible

Desirable

Consolidating contracts

0%

19%

45%

36%

Renegotiating cost and/or specification

9%

23%

36%

32%

Aggregating contracts with partner organisations

0%

14%

50%

36%

Internalising activity

5%

68%

27%

0%

Termination and re-tendering

9%

68%

18%

5%

 

Question 6 - Please indicate how FM is generally managed within your organisation

How FM is generally managed within organisations

 

Question 7 - Where FM services are outsourced, what is the contract length of the delivery agreement for each FM service provided?

1-3 years

3- 10 years

10 years +

55%

9%

36%