Furniture, fixtures, and equipment are at the core of any hotel. From seating to lighting, every product contributes in some way to comfort, ambiance, and/or function. Selecting the right items for your hotel is essential to guest experience overall.
FF&E Procurement Definition
Because the industry is continuously growing, there is no one definition of hospitality procurement. At Innvision, we define it in the plainest terms possible: Procurement is the selection and purchasing of FF&E items. With this service, a procurement provider works with you and a large group of manufacturers to identify the right products to match market, location, and brand requirements. As your partner, we’re responsible for providing your hotel with everything it needs to get it up and running for your guests, all within your target budget.
What Procurement Includes
Your procurement team typically covers everything from purchasing to implementation. The team will make sure that all plans are accurate and the entire purchasing scope is represented. A dedicated agent will collaborate with you to set a budget and select products that fit within your means while achieving the desired results.
Things to Consider About FF&E Procurement
1. Managing Procurement Costs
One of the most significant advantages of working with a procurement provider is open access to reputable vendors. Elite procurement specialists will leverage relationships with various vendors to acquire your FF&E products at the best price point possible without sacrificing quality. Ask your provider about how they plan to procure top-of-the-line items while working within your budget.
2. Guaranteeing Results
Projects and relationships are most successful when you view your relationship with your procurement provider as a partnership. To do your part, be sure to communicate openly and in detail about what you want for your property so the final product matches your vision. After discussing your precise hotel needs, your procurement provider will take it from there, freeing you up to focus on other parts of your business.
3. Trusting the Experts
Your hotel is important to you, so it makes sense that you would want complete control over the project. However, micromanagement adds unnecessary stress to the process. Once you’ve properly vetted a procurement provider, you should rest assured that they will maximize your ROI. Your provider is there to support you, so make the most of your partnership by giving them the reigns on all things procurement. Choosing the right procurement partner can make all the difference whether you feel your hotel FF&E project were successful or not.
A procurement provider is responsible for being experts on all the items they are providing. When you partner with Innvision Hospitality, you get the benefit of a team who, having completed thousands of successful jobs, knows the odds and ends of everything that procurement includes. Contact us today to learn more about our services!