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ISS JV awarded NATO relocation contract

Current NATO HQ in Brussels CC-Credit UD Frode Overland Anderson

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) announced that a URS-led team, comprising three strategic subcontractors, ISS Facility Services, Defence, Capita Symonds and Grant Thorman has been awarded a six year contract to provide management advisory services to NATO.

Under the contract, URS, a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services worldwide, along with its subcontractors will compete for future task orders to support of NATO’s transition to its new headquarters facility in Brussels, as well as other current and future organisational change and improvement initiatives.

Specific task orders could include the design of soft facility management services and in particular catering, retail and welfare services, operational office support, logistics consulting, infrastructure and management consulting, business process design and management, program and project management support, and human capital management consulting.  In addition, the contract is also usable by all NATO Commands to support current and ongoing NATO missions globally.

Commenting on the award, Simon Cox, COO, ISS Facility Services, Defence, said: “We look forward to beginning to work with NATO, URS and the other strategic subcontractors to support NATO’s transition to the new headquarters and ongoing initiatives to enhance organisational flexibility, the working environment and efficiency.”

Richard Sykes, CEO, ISS UK, added: “This award is a new venture for ISS. We are delighted to be working with prestigious companies such as URS, Capita and Grant Thornton for together we can cover all of NATO’s requirements for consulting and operational support.”

Gary V. Jandegian, president of infrastructure & environment for URS, added: “This award further demonstrates the value of URS’ strategic business mix, particularly as global public and private sector organisations seek partners with the scale and comprehensive service offering to meet complex, critical assignments.”


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