What is OS&E and what is FF&E?

OS&E is short for Operating Supplies and Equipment.   FF&E stands for furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

OS&E  is the small equipment which is manufactured off site and most if it  does not require  any installation. Most of it is “off the shelf” and chosen from websites, catalogues and brochures.   In brief the term includes  chinaware, bed linen, silverware, uniforms, housekeeping equipment and engineering tools, all loose kitchen and laundry equipment, loose health club equipment,

OS&E  does  not include  consumable supplies such as food, drink or paper products, wall coverings, hard floor finishes, wall tiling, plumbing fixtures such as faucets, washbasins, baths or wcs, built-in millwork such as the reception desk, PABX systems and handsets, or computer cabling. It does not include FF&E.

Robert’s  OS&E Procurement Package?

  • Guestroom (including linen, towels, hangers, kettle, bins etc )
  • Apartments (including tableware, utensils, cleaning etc)
  • Conference and banqueting. Meeting rooms (including stackable chairs and tables, AV etc )
  • Restaurant and bar (including tableware, utensils etc)
  • Buffet (including display, mobile tables, chafers etc)
  • Front of house (including -trolleys, bins, show polishers etc)
  • Public washrooms (including- bins tissue box covers etc)
  • Room service (including trolleys etc)
  • Security and control
  • Office (including accessories, furniture )
  • Training
  • First aid
  • Housekeeping (including trolleys, floor cleaners etc)
  • Back of house (including bins, trolleys shelving etc)
  • Kitchen (including utensils, trolleys, stewarding)
  • Engineering (including tools)
  • External areas (including flags etc)
  • Uniforms -(Not in the OS&E package) Usually specified and purchased by hotel .
  • Spa (including massage tables, training equipment)


FF&E is not normally in Robert’s procurement package.

What is FF&E ?

FF&E is short for Furnishings, Fixtures and Equipment. It includes the following:

  • Casegoods (bedroom headboard, side table, coffee table)
  • Loose furniture eg Chairs Tables
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Chandeliers
  • Mirrors
  • Artwork
  • Curtains
  • Blinds
  • Bed covers
  • Carpet and rugs
  • Beds
  • Signage
  • Plants


Not in OS&E Package

  • Kitchen, buffet and laundry heavy mainly fixed equipment
  • IT /systems/software
  • Consumable supplies such as food, drink or paper products.
  • Wall coverings.
  • Hard floor finishes.
  • Wall tiling.
  • Plumbing fixtures such as faucets,washbasins, baths or wcs.
  • Built-in millwork such as the reception desk.
  • PABX systems and handsets.
  • Computer cabling.
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