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ENGIE’s CEO to chair CBI’s Public Sector Partners Council

Nicola Lovett, ENGIE UK & Ireland’s CEO, has been appointed as chair of the CBI’s Public Sector Partners Council (PSPC) – a CBI standing committee. In her role, Lovett will help guide the CBI’s work on issues related to the ...

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Government to challenge unrealistically low bids

Contractors face “intense scrutiny” if they submit unrealistically low bids for public sector contracts, according to a senior official at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Construction, told a webinar ...

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CCS appoints Mitie as cleaning services supplier

Mitie has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreement for Building Cleaning Services. The agreement allows public sector organisations to easily access suppliers providing cleaning services for sites, including schools, universities and GP surgeries. With ...

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New ‘future of construction’ role created at Pagabo

Following a period of growth, national framework provider Pagabo has announced additions to its team, including the appointment of Charley Wainwright as its ‘Future of Construction Lead’. The role has been created to lead on the organisation’s The Future of Construction ...

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Fusion21 launches £1.1bn Workplace & Facilities Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has launched its national Workplace & Facilities Framework – worth up to £1.1 billion over a four-year period and is now inviting bids from interested suppliers. Designed to meet the facilities management needs of ...

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Futuristic ‘Village’ concept launched for military and civil service personnel

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), supported by its partner Sodexo, has launched ‘Village’ – a new concept that incorporates one stop catering, retail and leisure facilities at Worthy Down Station in Hampshire. Designed to build community, create connections and foster ...

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Amey secures £40m contract to provide FM across Highways England estate

Infrastructure support service provider Amey has secured a five-year £40 million contract to provide facilities and estate management services across Highways England’s extensive and growing operational estate. Starting on 1 November 2020, Amey will provide maintenance, cleaning project and asset ...

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New Facilities Management Framework worth £500m for NHS & Public Sector

A new £500 million procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to offer high-quality soft facilities management services to the NHS and wider public sector. The Soft FM, Asset Compliance and Security Services Framework provides ...

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Changing Places toilets to be compulsory in new public buildings

More than 250,000 severely disabled people will have greater access to public places after the government moved to make Changing Places toilets compulsory in new buildings. Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets for severely disabled people, with equipment such ...

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CCS FM Marketplace goes live online

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has opened an online portal enabling buyers from both central government and the wider public sector to purchase a range of FM services, from maintenance and cleaning to security and catering. The portal has been ...

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