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GPA awards four key contracts for Government estate

Following a robust and comprehensive procurement process via the Crown Commercial Services framework (RM 6165), the Government Property Agency (GPA) has awarded four new professional three-year contracts to support delivery of its Workplace Services Projects.

Global design and consultancy organisation Arcadis, consulting and engineering services firm Tetra Tech, fully-integrated professional services and project management company AtkinsRéalis, and interdisciplinary property and construction consultancy McBains have been appointed to provide project management, cost management, design and health and safety advice to the GPA.

Workplace Services Projects delivers a major programme of activity including:

  • Life cycle replacement – investing in the UK Government estate to improve its condition and customers’ experience.
  • Net zero – retrofitting low carbon interventions in the estate to contribute to government targets in reduction of carbon emissions.
  • Client requested works – ranging from building refurbishment to delivering sites suitable for specialised events such as public inquiries.

Each of the four new multi-disciplinary project delivery partners has a wide national remit, which has been designed to encourage and reward high performance, innovation, and allows flexibility for suppliers to build up and utilise a breadth of knowledge and experience.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, Alex Burghart MP, said: “Maintaining the government’s position at the forefront of industry innovation is critical in helping us to meet our commitment to create a more modern, effective and cost-efficient public estate.

“This move towards greater collaboration and shared learning with key industry leaders puts us in a strong position to enhance our capability and capacity to deliver this transformation.”

Dominic Brankin, GPA’s Workplace Services Director, said: “These latest contract awards are significant steps in our desire to combine public sector know-how and private sector expertise with commercial acumen.

“The GPA is tasked with providing a service to central government departments through the management of an integrated and shared estate.

“Sustainability, net zero targets and economic regeneration are essential elements of our mandate to improve the Government estate and provide a smaller, more efficient and greener estate for civil servants across the United Kingdom.

“Utilising the services and expertise of world leading companies in partnership with others, enables us to further build on our successes to date.”

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