Following a competitive retender Mitie has secured a new one-year contract to manage 175 Regional and Local Coronavirus Test Sites and 105 Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) across England, Scotland and Wales.
The new contract, worth up to £365 million over the year, will have the option to extend for up to six more months.
Over the past year, Mitie has been delivering cleaning, clinical waste management and security services, such as traffic management and lane support, for 138 test centres and 58 MTUs across the UK. Building on this experience, the contract has been expanded with Mitie set to deliver these services for around 50 more Regional and Local Test Centres.
Commenting on the new contract award, Simon Venn, Chief Government and Strategy Officer, Mitie, said: “For over a year we’ve been managing test centres across the UK, supporting the fight against Coronavirus. As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and we enter a new phase of the pandemic, we stand ready to support local communities to respond to potential outbreaks and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We look forward to using our experience delivering services for test centres to help keep the UK running.”
Over 11,000 Mitie employees based across the UK will work in the test centres, supporting local communities in identifying and controlling Coronavirus infections, helping to prevent the spread of the virus.