Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has awarded G4S Integrated Services a £3.9 million contract to provide domestic cleaning, portering and catering support across its property portfolio.
The three year agreement, with the option to extend for a further year, will see G4S initially delivering services to 34 sites across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, with further locations likely to be added in the future. Cleaning will be provided across the contract, with additional portering services and catering support at some specific sites.
The contract starts tomorrow (1 April 2014), with approximately 170 staff expected to transfer to G4S Integrated Services under TUPE employment regulations.
G4S Integrated Services has a strong portfolio of facilities management contracts within the healthcare sector in the UK, it currently has contracts with 24 acute hospitals with over 7,000 patient beds and employs more than 2,000 cleaning staff. Two further healthcare cleaning contracts with NHS Trusts in England will also commence in April.
Stuart Mold, director, healthcare and education, G4S government services, said:
“G4S Integrated Services is firmly established as a key provider of facilities management within the NHS and has both considerable experience and an excellent track record within this specialist sector. We look forward to working with the Trust to bring a first-rate service to patients, staff and visitors.”
Chris Randall, deputy director of corporate finance of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We are very pleased to be working with G4S Integrated Services in this new partnership and we are confident that our partnership be highly beneficial for our patients and staff.”