FF&E / OS&E Specification

(Furniture Fixtures & Equipment) / OS&E (Operating Supplies & Equipment) Specification

As a rule of thumb, 80% of the cost of a development resides in the design and construction phases of a project and 20% in the fit out.  Conversely however, the fit out and hand-over phase takes about 80% of the time. 

Over the years, we have seen owners attempting to manage the procurement of FF&E, OS&E and Operating Equipment directly and in most cases, this turned out to be a dismal failure, with disastrous consequences for the operational preparations and pre-opening phase of a hotel. 

Whilst we provides guidance, based on its experience and vast industry knowledge, it is important for a procurement specialist to be involved with the development team early in the design development process, to ensure the efficient coordination, execution and warehousing of all non-construction related procurement, which will save significant time and costs and will greatly assist in meeting the operational requirements and standards.