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Mitie appointed to CCS frameworks for security and defence

Mitie has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management frameworks for Security and Defence. The security framework includes sub-lot 1a Security Services and sub-lot 1b Technical Security. The two lots enable the public sector ...

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New chief operating officer for ISS public sector business is named

ISS Facility Services has announced Philip Leigh, FRICS, as chief operating officer for its public sector business, which delivers engineering, catering, cleaning, landscaping, retail and integrated facilities services across several hundred client sites. The appointment comes as part of the company’s ...

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Little gets on board Mitie’s TSM business

Mitie has appointed Brig (Retd) Jeff Little as an advisor to the board for its total security management (TSM) business. Little brings with him a vast array of experience in strategic security, resilience, training, systems and emergency planning, having spent three ...

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MoD prefers private sector firms for £400m DIO estate contract

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced Capita, working in conjunction with URS and PA Consulting, as its preferred bidder in the competitive procurement of a strategic business partner for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) – the organisation which manages ...

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NG Bailey dials up MoD communications contract extension with BT

BT has awarded NG Bailey, the engineering, IT and facilities services business an extension to its communications maintenance contract until July 2015. The overall contract will help the Ministry of Defence (MoD) manage its voice and data networks across more ...

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Experience FM appointed DIO’s new head of estate contracts procurement

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has appointed a new one-star senior civil servant to head-up two of its major procurement programmes. Matt Foley will take on responsibility for the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme and Project Hestia from 19 ...

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Sodexo’s defence arm wins public sector award for healthy eating initiatives

Sodexo, a leading provider of on-site service solutions, has won the Public Sector category in the inaugural Health & Vitality Honours. Sodexo Defence was singled out for the award as a result of the work it carries out in supporting ...

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Defence facilities bidders set to tender for England and Wales

Private sector bidders are set to start tendering for three major MOD facilities management contracts across England and Wales worth up to £4.35bn, following a programme of visits to key Defence establishments. The Defence estate is valued at approximately £15.3 ...

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Tobacco Docks to accommodate military following Olympics security staffing shortfall

An exhibition centre in Wapping, East London, will serve as accommodation for the bulk of the 3,500 additional military personnel drafted in to cover the G4S Olympic security staffing shortfall which was exposed last week.

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G4S fears

Security company G4S's widely-reported failures to fully staff security cover at the multiple Olympics venues has caused a media furore. On Saturday, the company finally released an apologetic statement after days of media hype.

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