RICS draft code of practice - Procurement of facility management

Procurement of facility management is a global industry Code of Practice (‘CoP’) which seeks to introduce a set of globally agreed, general guiding principles and associated guidance to reduce risk, increase competency of those engaged in related services, consistency and transparency and further trust for all stakeholders in the process of procurement in facility management.

This (CoP) is aimed at property professionals involved in a facility management (FM) procurement process either within their territory, region or globally. This includes property managers, directors of estates, heads of FM, consultants, RICS-regulated firms acting for a landlord and FM suppliers procuring services from subcontractors.

Procurement of facility management provides RICS members and RICS Regulated Firms with guidance and tools to ensure they are able to provide compliant facility management procurement. It will also include guidance on responsible business, which is business critical. This CoP applies to RICS members and firms, regardless of geography, who are engaged in offering these services.

This publication has Code of Practice status in the RICS standards hierarchy and is not a professional statement.  The  existing UK professional statement, Procurement of FM Services will be withdrawn once this document becomes effective and this version will supersede the UK version. It is important for all stakeholders to note that a Code of Practice is very much part of the standards hierarchy and is enforceable in a similar vein to a guidance note.




When commenting on this RICS consultation draft, please make sure you:

Comment only on the individual section to which your comment refers, rather than inserting all comments into one section. As responses are collated through an automated system, this will help us to present all comments to the working group in chronological order avoid leaving comments that do not reflect a point of view (e.g. inserting 'okay' across a number of sections); and keep comments as brief and to the point as possible.

If you require further assistance or information please contact Ellie Scott (escott@rics.org)

This consultation will close at midnight on 15th September 2019


  • Opened
    1 Jul 2019 at 07:00
  • Closed
    24 Sep 2019 at 23:59