National Grid has awarded contracts to two facilities management service providers following a competitive tender process.
Integrated facilities management business, 14forty, has been awarded a five-year soft FM contract with National Grid, whilst CBRE will become its new hard service facilities management provider.
Part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the 14forty team will deliver a number of services including ground maintenance, catering, cleaning, security and hospitality across the entire National Grid estate.
In addition, 14forty will also take up an “integration role” to ensure the end user receives a seamless service by working together with CBRE.
CBRE will provide hard services relating to National Grid’s buildings and its systems including delivering critical engineering work.
Overall, there will be 500 staff members carrying out services to more than 1,000 sites in the UK.
Mauro Ortelli, managing director at 14forty, said:
“We are delighted to be awarded this contract with National Grid. At 14forty, we have worked with National Grid since 2009 and the extended partnership reflects on the strengths of our working relationship and our ability to deliver a high quality service.”
Tommy Meikle, managing director – National Accounts Division, EMEA GWS, at CBRE commented:
“National Grid is a globally renowned electricity and gas company that connects millions of people worldwide to energy. Its aim is to ensure energy is delivered safely, reliably and efficiently to the end consumer.
“To partner with National Grid across its GB network is testament to our experience and knowledge working within critical environments and engineering. We look forward to becoming an extension of National Grid’s team.”
The contracts with 14forty and CBRE will commence on 1 April 2016 and 1 June 2016 respectively.