Facilities Management Consultancy

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LitmusFM, our integrated approach to facilities challenges

LitmusFM was created for our clients who have multiple facilities management consultancy needs.

Our facilities management consultants are leading industry experts and practitioners who work alongside you to deliver outstanding hard and soft FM solutions on behalf of your organisation.

Our aim is to reduce wasteful processes and inefficiencies in service design, construction, asset management, maintenance and replacement which will save money and deliver real value.

We realise there is huge potential within any organisation to improve operational FM performance.  Our facilities management consultancy services unlock that potential using our suite of services, audits and inspections supported by over 30 years of FM experience.

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Simplifying Complexity

LitmusFM will provide practical facilities management solutions that achieve value-driven results that protect the future of your real estate investment. We do this by providing in-depth, technical advice on all aspects of operating and maintaining buildings and we continuously seek to optimise service delivery solutions.

Litmus facilities management consultants work in a bespoke, collaborative framework where we listen clearly to our clients, assess their challenges, focus on excellence, identify future options and then jointly select optimal solutions for implementation.

Our aim is to maximise value on behalf of organisations by providing a fully tailored FM consultancy service to help deliver against specific and measurable goals and objectives.

We pride ourselves in providing leading facilities management consultancy, support and procurement and have worked alongside various sectors; including, but not limited to, Education, Business & Industry, Healthcare, Charities, Blue Light and PFI.

Facilities Management Services

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Achieving consistent delivery of facilities management services.

The service

Driving cost efficiency and value for money remains a priority and carrying out a review or our benchmarking solution offers a tried-and-true approach to homing in on the efficiency and quality of both combined and individual facilities management services.

Our FM consultants primary purpose is the creation of a Target Operating Model (TOM) to enable the application of your facilities management strategy. This is a high-level representation of how your business can be best organised to deliver and execute on an organisation’s facilities and estate strategy more efficiently and effectively.

We embed our team and work with key stakeholders (and the incumbent service provider(s)) to identify real opportunities for improving FM service delivery.


  • The creation of a new Target Operating Model (TOM)
  • Team Skills Review
  • Options Appraisal
  • Reviews would include both hard and soft FM services (except catering which is an exclusive service)
  • Develop and present Benchmark Report

Project reports

Checking the effectiveness of your facilities management services.

The service

Our “Premises & Compliance Evaluation” (PCE) is a service used as a checklist to ensure all possible building and services failures are considered and eliminated.  A PCE will confirm how buildings and services are performing against statutory and current FM benchmarks which reflect best UK custom and practice.

Our specialist facilities management consultants will provide easily actionable information which may be used to identify and prioritise estate strategies for operational re-delivery of Facility or Property Management services.

Our focus is to assist and provide both specialist hard and soft services support which will ensure legislative and statutory compliance and those performance requirements are carried out.


  • Efficiency Review
  • Client Report
  • Recommendations for improvements
  • Implementation of changes

Project reports

Asset Management and Whole Life surveying solutions ensure that the correct decisions are made in respect of Building Maintenance and Asset Management within an overall Estates Strategy.

Our Asset Management and Lifecycle Consultancy services are tailored to individual Client’s requirements. Through this approach we seek to maximise the value of your facilities’ Mechanical & Electrical, Building Fabric and Furniture & Equipment Assets so as to enhance building and asset performance and sustainability while minimising the risks of increased cost and management time.

We use a combination of recognised industry-standard best practice and documented evidence to undertake our surveys and assessments.

Key survey assessments include planned maintenance evaluation and co-ordination, asset verification and stock condition surveys, lifecycle modelling and whole life support.

In recent years, we have surveyed and reported on some of the most complex, large-scale estates within the UK, including prestigious Universities, Multi-Academy Trusts, Hospitals, Laboratories and large corporate manufacturing businesses.

Expected Outputs

  • Compilation of detailed Asset Registers, that include Asset Tagging and the comprehensive recording of mechanical & electrical, fabric and furniture & equipment assets within a CAFM software package
  • Provision of Lifecycle & Whole Life Modelling Resources to develop detailed 10–20-year asset replacement programmes
  • Implementation of cloud-based Asset Survey and Management Systems
  • Full statutory Asset Compliance Audits with recommendations for remedial works, based on priority indexing
  • Design integration
  • Defects and dilapidations inspections
  • Residual Value Assessments as part of a whole life approach
  • Comprehensive risk analysis of your assets

By using our in-house team of qualified Consultants and Surveyors, we are able to provide detailed in-depth reports relating to our Client’s property assets, ranging from single buildings to large complex portfolios, ensuring that each of our Clients have the correct level of detailed information to support their estate strategy.

Project reports

Hard FM keeping tabs on the infrastructure

Getting the best outcome

In the end we help you to get the best commercial, social and environmental solution for a given function over the life of a building. Our aim? To reduce wasteful processes and inefficiencies in asset design, construction, maintenance, and replacement, saving you money and reducing unpredictable costs.

We embed vastly experienced and highly trained Facilities Directors /Managers employed by LitmusFM into your business.

The service

Along with our successful track record, spanning more than 30 years in facilities management consultancy, we also lead the way in FM Interim support and recruitment.  We have placed a diverse series of roles ranging from Project Managers to specialist Facilities Managers and Directors.

Our team of facilities management consultants will oversee strategic planning for buildings, risk management processes, statutory and regulatory compliance systems as well as adding value to the procurement process and the management of day-to-day building services and operations.

Our aim is to assist you by providing experienced specialist Interim management support on set day rates for short and long-term projects.

Project reports

Tendering and Supplier Selection

The service

We understand tender management is not always straightforward. Whether a contract or group contract is due to expire, or it’s a first-time tender, every year we help hundreds of businesses and institutions through the challenges of selecting suppliers for facilities management related services.

Our FM consultants our clients in helping them to precisely specify their needs and select appropriate suppliers. We provide the expertise and resources to manage the tendering process.


  • Create tender specification and contract
  • Issue the Invitation to Tender via our own Tender Management System
  • Detailed qualitative and financial evaluation of bids
  • Assist in the interviews with shortlisted bidders, post-tender clarifications and award of contract
  • Monitor the transition of the new contractor

Project reports

The Service

The LitmusFM monitoring and evaluation solution is here to track and assess the results of your facilities management solutions and how they affect your people and the environment around them.

We support our clients in helping them receive real-time data through our technology services. Our technology solutions can clearly make facilities management easier by improving data collection accuracy and reducing costs.

Using our smart technology solutions allow you to take a much more predictive, proactive role as you have a clear picture of everything that’s happening across all your buildings or services at any one time. Our LitmusFM Sensors can measure thousands of different variables on an ongoing basis – far more than any human, or team of humans, could ever hope to capture manually.

Our expert facilities management consultants provide our clients with a wealth of information on which to base their decisions, so they can focus their efforts on planning where and when to spend their time. Our services include:

  • Monitoring
  • Community Insight Programmes
  • Sensor Technology

The Service

The expiry of any PFI project presents complex challenges… along with several opportunities.

Our advice and support will deliver an efficient and effective transitional process and successful contract expiry. It’s not easy, but with LitmusFM, it will be a positive change.

LitmusFM has a wealth of experience advising on PFI/PPP across a range of sectors… we are here to help.


LitmusFM offers true independent practical, personable, commercial, and operational advice to assist you through the challenges, helping organisations to manage the seamless transition of

PFI Contracts in several ways:

  • Reviewing contractual expiry provisions and roadmap the hand back process.
  • Procuring pre-hand back condition, compliance, and validation surveys either on a unilateral or joint appointment basis), ensuring these are bespoke to the specific requirements of individual projects.
  • Developing future service delivery plans and procuring service providers / developing in-house delivery solutions.
  • Managing the transition from the PFI contract to future arrangements (transfer of staff, records, helpdesk/CAFM systems and statutory certification documents).
  • Facilitating a collaborative approach mitigating risk and avoiding last minute interruptions to service or disputes.

Download our complete PFI Briefing here.

Work with us

Our FM consultants are ready to help if you have a specific Facilities Management issue that needs a new solution.  Initially, we can discuss your challenges on a call, and then, if you believe it worthwhile, we would be delighted to arrange to meet up.

Litmus FM Services Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales under number 12446032 and part of The Litmus Partnership Limited which is a company registered in England and Wales under number 04599024.  VAT Number:GB792449979