ISS and The Danish Ministry of Defense Estate Agency have agreed to exit their partnership contract, which was signed in 2017 and was due to run until 30 January 2024.
ISS said “it has subsequently turned out to be difficult to realise the potentials and opportunities that was a crucial part of the foundation of the partnership”, and for this reason both parties have agreed to gradually phase out the partnership over the next 11 months.
The six-year integrated facilities services contract comprising of nine service areas included the provision of catering, cleaning, waste management, landscaping and technical services to more than 500 Danish Defence Estates and Infrastructure Organisation sites across Denmark.
During the transition period, The Danish Defense will take over all the services and obligations, currently being handled by ISS. All ISS employees working on the Danish Defense contract will receive an offer to transfer to the new employer, The Danish Ministry of Defense Estate Agency.
Simon Kaiser, Head of Group Business Transformation at ISS said: “I am very pleased that we have now reached an agreement with the Danish Defense for the benefit of all parties. This is a result of very constructive negotiations, and we will now focus on ensuring a smooth transition while providing our full range of services to the Danish Defense throughout the transition period.”
An exit payment from ISS to the Danish Defense has also been agreed.