Things To Note
FM SUMMIT 2018 - MARK IT IN YOUR DIARY!
Nine months and counting! We look forward to welcoming you to the Viaduct Events Centre on Auckland's waterfront, for FM Summit 2018. The Summit will be held on Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th May, with an extended option to participate in site visits and excursions on Friday 25th May. Mark it in your diary!
FMANZ WELCOMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Following a vote by members at the AGM on 10 August, FMANZ welcomes Agnes McCormack and Regan Simpson to the Board. Agnes is Head of Operational Management and Maintenance - Community Facilities with Auckland Council, and Regan is Director, New Zealand with BGIS. Agnes and Regan replace long-serving outgoing Northern Region Board Members Stuart Bryant and David Curry.
FMANZ's Board (L-R): Anthony van Meer, Agnes McCormack, Jack Crutzen (Deputy Chair), Veronika Harrison, Bruce Kenning (Chair), Peter Harris and Regan Simpson. Absent: Warren Smith.
There has been a changing of the guard in the Auckland branch committee also, following their AGM on 10 August. Welcome to the new committee: Delwyn Ersec - Opus International, Ben Forrest - Test and Tag, Jim Hayden - ANZ, Chris Jewell - Auckland Council, Peter Matatahi - PLN Group, Annelore Scheire - Stellar Projects Ltd and Andre Vidoto- Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions.
ANNUAL REPORT RELEASED
If you haven't done so already, check out the 2017 Annual Report.
FMANZ FOUNDATION HERALDS A NEW PHASE
The FMANZ Foundation Trust provides financial assistance to people involved in the FM industry. Over the past year, the Trust has been restructured and a new brand created. It will soon be calling for applications for funding from those eligible to apply. The Foundation supports FM people involved with research and education, and provides awards to recognise excellence in tertiary study. It also provides assistance to those in significant hardship or need.
Keep an eye out on the website for a call for applications towards the end of the year. The next Trustee evaluation meeting will be held in April 2018. If you have any questions about the work of the Foundation, please reach out to the Foundation Chairman, Peter Harris, email@example.com.
NEW FOCUS FOR EECA BUSINESS
Large energy-using businesses, carbon emissions and the public sector are key focus areas for EECA Business under the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017-2022, which will influence EECA’s work for at least the next five years. The strategy's goal is for New Zealand to have an energy productive and low emissions economy. Its priority areas are process heat, transport and innovative and efficient use of electricity.
"The EECA Business programme is prioritising work that makes the biggest energy efficiency and carbon savings, particularly in carbon-intensive areas such as process heat and transport," says Greg Visser, Group Manager Market Engagement. “Large energy-using businesses with high carbon emissions will be a key focus, along with the public sector, which has an important leadership role to play.”
The criteria for funding has been updated to reflect these priorities. For advice on how EECA can help your business, talk to your EECA Business account manager or see here for more information.
REPORT BACK FROM CONSTRUCTIVE 2017
FMANZ took part in Constructive 2017, the New Zealand Construction Industry Forum held in Auckland from 2-4 August. The event is the only “all of industry” forum, bringing together the entire supply chain. The enduring theme is collaboration and the focus is on breaking down the industry silos to deliver the step change required to respond to New Zealand’s growing building and construction demands.
Finance Minister Hon Steven Joyce outlined key initiatives to increase housing supply and improve infrastructure. He stressed the importance of increased visibility of the construction pipeline, the whole of life approach to building projects and improving procurement practices. He welcomed the opportunity to hear a strong, united view from industry.
Opposition Spokesperson for Building and Construction Mr Phil Twyford’s focused on his party’s intention to build through the troughs and deliver 100,000 houses over 10 years. Mr Twyford highlighted the importance of developing and training the workforce. He noted that the Opposition would make it mandatory for New Zealand building companies tendering for work from the Government to include apprentices in their bids.
You can read more here or check out their website.
ALL-OF-GOVERNMENT FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Government Property Group, as part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), leads and assists government agencies in meeting the goals set by Government for the efficient and effective management of the Crown estate. All-of-Government (AoG) contracts harness the collective purchasing power of government by establishing single supply agreements for selected common goods and services. They also standardise procurement engagement with government and reduce transaction costs.
FMANZ members may be interested to note that the Government Property Group has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Facilities Management Services (FMS) solution, via the New Zealand Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) www.gets.govt.nz (see Rfx ID18747995).
The objectives of this new solution are:
• Efficiency - create opportunities to leverage the Government’s collective buying power, minimising procurement exercises leading to efficiencies of time and cost for Agencies.
• Visibility - build visibility and understanding across Government purchasing of FMS, creating the opportunity to strategically manage property and associated budgets.
• Consistency – create consistent Facilities Management and property standards across Participating Agencies and the Government as a whole.
• Quality Data - collect quality information, data and cost reporting, providing the opportunity to build benchmarks and assist with creating strategic directions for Government property.
• Proactive Asset Management – develop proactive asset management practices and asset life cycle methodologies creating cost and time efficiencies, as well as more effective use of assets across Government.
The deadline for responses is 12pm, Friday 1 September 2017. You can find further information on the Facilities Management Services here. If you have any questions, please email the Government Property Group on FM@gpg.govt.nz.
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