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Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) Tender
Description: Appointment of a service provider for the training of Facility Management (SAQA ID: 79626 for 45 Learners (15 Per Region) as per specifications. Closes: 21 June 2018

For further information and documents, please visit the following website http://www.ekurhuleni.gov.za/business/quotes/ 

Department of Transport & Public Works Tender
Cape Metropole: Building Facilites Management Programme (BFMP): Regions 1, 2, 3 & 4: Management of grass cutting, deep cleaning and  plot clearing. Tender numbers S044/18, S045/18, S046/18, S047/ 18. All close 28 June 2018.

For further information and documents, please visit the following website https://www.westerncape.gov.za/ or download Tender bulletin:15 June 2018


The SABS Technical Committee (TC 267) for FM has decided to retain SANS1752:2017 (Strategic Facilities Management System- Requirements with guidelines) as the SA standard notwithstanding the recent publication of ISO 41001:2018 (Facility management —Management Systems— Requirements with guidance for use.)

While similar in the sense that both of these standards address the FM Management System, the standards also contain some important differences. Other considerations that influenced the TC’s decision were the fact that SANS 1752 was already known in the local market and had already been specified for compliance in a DPW tender, that it would be easier to implement while keeping the cost of compliance affordable. It was decided that the SANS standard would be better suited to the greater majority of local industry players, both providers and demand organisation, and that it had greater potential for promoting growth in the local industry. While it is acknowledged that there may be local practitioners that may be compelled to implement ISO 41001 due to cross border operations or being part of a global organisation, the TC had to consider what was ultimately best for the wider industry.

It is anticipated that with the experience of implementation, these SANS and ISO standards may well converge to the extent where the adoption of a single standard may be likely over time.

ISO Press Release
New Standard for Facility (Facilities) Management just published in March 2018. Click here  to read the press release on ISO 41001 Facility management – Management systems – Requirements with guidance for use  

Facilities Management Occupational Qualification
SAFMA is delighted to announce that the SAQA Executive Committee has registered the qualification Occupational Certificate: Facilities Manager, NQF level 06 as at March 2018.

The Annual SAFMA Excellence Awards were awarded at a gala dinner on 7th February 2018 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways and attended by more than 130 facilities managers and supporters. Nathanial Reddy, SAFMA Chairman proudly announced the winners of the Five Award categories. SAFMA thanks its’ sponsors of the evening, Bidvest Facilities Management, Broll Facilities Management, and Career Excellence Academy without whom this event would not have been possible.