Crown Commercial Services (CCS) has awarded Interserve a total facilities management account, worth in excess of £40 million with six central government departments via its Framework Agreement for Facilities Management Services.
Known as the ‘Affiliate Cluster’, the account covers the Cabinet Office, the Department for International Development (DFID), the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). It is the first time that all six departments’ facilities management services will be handled by a single provider. The deal hopes to achieve annual double-digit cost savings across the six departments.
The five-year deal will see Interserve deliver a wide range of services including security, catering, front-of-house, as well as mechanical and electrical maintenance. Through the new partnership, Interserve will also incorporate the use of SMEs in line with Government targets.
The international support services and construction group has pre-existing partnerships with the Home Office (HO), the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Health and Safety Laboratory in Buxton (HSE).
Adrian Ringrose, chief executive at Interserve, commented:
“We have excellent relationships in central government and are very pleased to be expanding this partnership into new departments. We feel that our extensive experience of delivering diverse, complex facilities management services for government makes us the ideal partner for this combined contract. Ahead of the start of this contract we are focusing on the training and development of our people, to ensure we continue to provide the highest standard of customer service.”