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Audit Procedure for managing and recalibrating the real estate portfolio - Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics

The Real Estate Management Unit of the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL) is responsible for providing premises for the civil Federal Administration. The varied portfolio covers some 2,500 buildings and parcels of land, with a replacement value of around CHF 6.5 billion. Approximately 95% of the properties are outside the Bern city limits and are not subject to the FOBL's 2024 accommodation strategy (UK 2024). Rather than administrative buildings, these are largely buildings tailored to the specific needs of the organisation using the premises (incl. asylum centres, representative buildings, research and sports facilities).

Audit number: 17256

Cross-sectional audit Strategic management of the Confederation's real estate portfolio - Construction and property bodies

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) estimates that the Confederation spends around CHF 1.7 billion per year on maintaining and operating the existing real estate portfolio, new investments and rent. Consolidated figures are not available. The real estate replacement value is over CHF 29 billion. This means that the Confederation is likely to be one of the largest property owners in Switzerland. Three federal construction and property bodies see to the real estate management tasks and responsibilities.

Audit number: 16451

Audit Impact of accreditations on conformity assessment bodies - Swiss Accreditation Service

The Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS) accredits and examines conformity assessment bodies (CABs) on the basis of international standards. CABs may be calibration and testing laboratories, inspection and certification bodies, as well as manufacturers of reference materials and providers of suitability reviews. With accreditation, the SAS formally recognises the competence of now more than 700 CABs to work according to specified requirements. Accreditation strengthens confidence in the competence and services of accredited CABs and helps to remove technical barriers to trade.

Audit number: 18500