what we do Full Service Professional Procurement
FF&E Procurement – but not as you know it. Leveraging 20 years of our unrivalled industry knowledge, financial expertise and cloud-based technologies, we deliver outstanding procurement services for clients on projects around the world.
With our real time scheduling, accounting and reporting systems you have full visibility of all your FF&E and OS&E assets, while our global network of suppliers, courier and carriers ensure that products are delivered & installed on time with no surprises.
OCCA PROCUREMENT Services
Our experienced procurement team will source, negotiate, purchase and install all your furniture, fixings and equipment requirements, managing every step and creating cost saving opportunities throughout the process.
Leveraging our unique hospitality and retail experience, our procurement team will work with you to build your operating supplier and equipment inventory and budget, using our purchasing power across multiple projects to negotiate best pricing.
With our extensive experience of hospitality, residential and commercial projects, we project manage every step of the process, from building the project scope, programme and budgets to overseeing site installation and beyond.
Our disciplined and focused finance team work with you to develop your budget, cashflows, reporting, ledger coding and tax position throughout the project, managing every aspect of the order admin process for you.
Delivery & Logistics
Working with our global network of logistics partners, our transport and logistics team review and consider the optimum solutions for your project, implementing the most efficient and effective mix of delivery solutions for the project.
On-site installation is almost effortless with our experienced team of designers, supervisors, installers and runners, working together to coordinate the successful installation of all your FF&E and OS&E on a turnkey basis.
occa procurement Our Sectors
We deliver differentiated procurement solutions around the world to meet our client's brief, their project scope and budget. Focusing on three key sectors that complement our skills, experience and industry knowledge, we are experts in these sectors:
Occa knows hotels. We leverage our 20 years of experience working across many global hotel chains, and bring this full breadth of rich experience to all our hotel procurement projects, ensuring we deliver world class, cost effective procurement solutions for your projects.
With a rich background in residential design, luxury furniture and homeware retail, we are specialists in the purchasing of furniture, lighting and accessories for large scale properties. We work with private clients, property managers and family offices to ensure that every last detail is considered.
As the design of workplace, home and social spaces becomes increasingly blurred, so the supply chain for these sectors becomes aligned. Leveraging our cross-sector purchasing power, we deliver outstanding procurement solutions in new build and refurbishment workplace projects.
OCCA FF&E | OS&E PROCUREMENT Frequently Asked Questions
What does FF&E stand for?
FF&E is an acronym for furniture, fixtures and equipment and refers to the products that Interior Designers specify to furnish a project. FF&E products are typically all the loose items that are not fixed directly to the building, including products such as sofas, chairs, tables, beds, headboards, table lamps, curtains, accessories, etc. A popular explanation suggests that if you could turn the building upside down and shake it, all the FF&E items would fall out.
What does OS&E stand for?
OS&E is another acronym and this one stands for operating supplies and equipment. OS&E in hotels includes all the loose operating items that enhance the guest’s stay or are used by the hotel team and include items such as bedding, towels and linen, glassware, crockery and cutlery, hairdryers and ironing boards, small kitchen appliances and cleaning supplies, amongst other items.
What is FF&E Procurement?
FF&E Procurement is the sourcing, budgeting, purchasing, delivery and installation of furniture, fixtures and equipment in hotel, luxury residential and workplace projects. It is a specialist discipline that requires significant furnishing industry experience, solid financial acumen, strong negotiation skills, complete with a global supply chain and logistics capability.
What is OS&E Procurement?
OS&E Procurement is the sourcing, budgeting, purchasing and delivery of consumable goods that require regular reordering in hotels, luxury residential and workplace interiors. OS&E includes not only items such as tableware, glassware and silverware, it also includes products such as housekeeping equipment & supplies, guest room amenities, uniforms and office supplies, amongst other items.
What is FF&E in interior design?
FF&E is a specialist discipline within interior design where the focus is on the sourcing, specification and design of all the movable products or items in a project such as sofas, chairs, tables, beds, headboards, table lamps, curtains, accessories, etc. There is a common misconception that FF&E design is simply the pretty side of interior design, which is not true as this specialism also involves detailed scheduling, costing and budgeting.
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