Facilities Management Implementation Committee

Facilities Management Implementation Committee

Set up in April 2018, the tripartite Facilities Management Implementation Committee (FMIC) brings together major stakeholders from public and private sectors to co-develop initiatives to advance the Facilities Management (FM) sector.

Members on the FMIC

  • Service Buyers (Developers/Building Owners)
  • FM Service Providers
  • Trade Associations and Chambers (TAC)
  • Unions


To advance the FM industry towards Integrated and Aggregated FM, from a labour-intensive industry to a productive one using data analytics, predictive maintenance and smart solutions.

FMIC has made good progress since 2018 and more initiatives are underway and to be rolled out in coming years to further advance FM sector towards integrated and aggregated FM in the next phase of industry advancement. The FMIC identified four key focus areas as follows:

  1. Championing upfront Design for Maintainability;
  2. Promote wider adoption of Smart FM technologies;
  3. Leveraging public sector procurement and partnering key private sector developers to create lead demand; and
  4. Developing capabilities at both companies and personnel levels to provide good quality FM services.

Initiatives of the FMIC

Key recommendations


Design for Maintainability (DfM)– Include FM considerations in building design stage

  • Enhance DfM Guide with upstream Smart FM considerations, especially across the FM-related sectors, i.e. landscape, security, and environmental services.
  • Develop a DfM appraisal system to assess building designs’ level of maintainability through the lens of labour efficiency and cost effectiveness of maintenance regimes.

Smart FM– Enhance maintenance capabilities through smart FM to raise productivity, improve quality and reduce FM man-hours

  • Develop a smart FM framework, conceptualising various tiers of tech sophistication that FM Companies (FMCs) can aspire to achieve, and different levels of smart FM deployment for buildings.
  • Develop a smart FM guide to guide service buyers and FM managers to adopt Smart FM processes and technologies and to acquire digital skillsets from an FM operation angle to achieve the desired business outcomes.

Procurement– Strengthen FM processes through greater emphasis on quality/productivity and outcome-based contracting

  • Streamlining registration requirements for FMCs under BCA’s Contractors Registration System to register FMCs providing integrated FM and managing agent services.
  • Enhance tender evaluation framework to place more emphasis on quality and develop standard set of Conditions of Contract to promote greater efficiency in contract administration.
  • Develop FM Procurement Guide to encourage GPEs and industry to undertake good procurement practices and guide them towards adoption of outcome-based contracting.

Capability Development– Ensure the FM workforce is adequately trained and FMCs are competent in service delivery

  • Develop a Skills Framework to provide better guidance for the FM professionals on career progression and training opportunities.
  • Develop a TAC-led accreditation framework to recognise and raise competency of FMCs. (Update: SIFMA's CFMC and CFME accreditation schemes have been launched in 2021 for FMCs and FM professionals respectively)

Key Strategies Ahead

Building on earlier efforts, we seek to shift the FM towards a more technology-driven, integrated and aggregated facility management (IFM and AFM) operations.  FMCs and service buyers could harness efficiencies from managing different FM services on an integrated platform and aggregated a portfolio of buildings.

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