Technology solutions to meet the challenges of multi-site facilities contracts

Managing multi-site facilities contracts is challenging – requiring all sites to meet the same Standards and legislation, have up-to-date guidance to work to and ensure that both site and field-based engineers can rely on the information available to them.

Facilities and building managers and engineers are responsible for a wealth of different systems and operations, yet no-one can have technical expertise in every area.  Safety concerns are paramount with such systems, and access to authoritative guidance can make a huge difference to how well these systems are managed, especially from site to site.

One way that facilities service providers can meet these challenges is to implement technology solutions across their organisation, enabling engineers to find the information that they need to solve problems faced in their daily work.

Electrical Standards Plus (ES Plus) is one such solution. Created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the system pulls together expert content from BS 7671 (IET Wiring Regulations) and across the breadth of the IET’s best-practice guidance for practising engineers.  Whether faced by specific challenges of effective electrical maintenance, implementing a metering or energy management system, or if you’re just looking to make cost-savings, become more energy efficient and meet relevant legislation, ES Plus provides relevant, helpful content for facilities professionals.

Flexible working across all of your sites, with downloadable content for offline use allows field staff with intermittent internet connections the same access as desk-based engineers with uninterrupted internet availability.  Time-saving functionality is designed to fit into your workflows, with intuitive search and the ability to copy and paste from the content directly into your proposals or project documents.

The most important consideration in keeping up to date with standards such as BS 7671 is that it ensures all of your staff are working to the latest version, no matter where they’re based or the projects that they are working on.  ES Plus provides peace of mind on this front, as new versions of any title published are automatically added to your subscription for all users as standard.  There is even a ‘change-tracking’ function that enables you to see what has been amended between versions.

A subscription to ES Plus puts you in control through the ‘corporate admin’ tool, which allows you to control access for users and monitor your organisation’s usage.  Subscription packages are based on the requirements of each individual organisation, with different levels of content available to meet your specific needs.

As co-publisher of BS 7671, the IET is the authority on electrical installation in the UK and uses its expertise to create expert consensus-based guidance on a number of related areas.  For facilities and building managers, this focuses on the safety and efficiency of energy and buildings.

To find out more about ES Plus, including cost-effective pricing models for corporate subscriptions and the full range of content available, visit or contact

Individual subscriptions are also available.  Contact for details.


NEC presents a free webinar for Facilities Management

Getting the most out of the NEC3 Term Service Short Contract (TSSC) webinar

NEC presents a free to attend webinar for Facilities Management

NEC will be hosting a webinar on the NEC3 Term Service Short Contract (TSSC) on 8 September, at 13:00 (GMT+1). The speakers will be Robert Gerrard, NEC Users’ Group Secretary, and Ross Hayes, Consultant and Project Manager, for Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP.

The webinar is free to attend and the speakers will cover the following topics:

  • When to use the NEC3 Term Service Short Contract (TSSC)

  • What services is it applicable to

  • What are the differences between the NEC3 Term Service Contract and the NEC3 Term Service Short Contract (TSSC)

  • How the contract documentation is put together

  • Special issues to consider when using the contract

  • Advantages and disadvantages of using this contract

This webinar will be of interest of all involved in the provision of term services including clients, service managers, planners, consultants, contractors and their supply chain

To register visit

What is the NEC3 Term Service Short Contract?

The NEC3 Term Service Short Contract (TSSC) should be used for the appointment of a supplier for a period of time to manage and provide a service.

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) endorses the NEC3 Term Service Contract and all related NEC3 documents, including the NEC3 Term Service Short Contract (TSSC). The NEC for FM suite of documents was produced in partnership with BIFM.

NEC and BIFM delivered in 2014 the webinar “NEC for FM”. The recorded version can be watched here.