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Serco has beaten off stiff competition from six facilities management firms that were shortlisted for a multi million pound property management contract with Lincolnshire County Council. Image Lincolnshire County Council offices © Copyright and CC credit Ian Carrington

VINCImouchel looks set for council deal

VINCImouchel, a joint venture company between Vinci Facilities and Mouchel Ltd,  is expected to secure a five-year contract valued between £35 million-£45 million to manage Lincolnshire County Council’s property services.

Following an eight-month procurement process, VINCImouchel was recommended to provide facilities management, energy management, support to corporate asset management, managed services, property records, valuations, traveller sites, capital project services and catering. The contract should help the local authority to make savings of more than £2 million.

Councillor Martin Hill, leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said:

“We’ve put a lot of time and care into this process to make sure we get the best deal for taxpayers.

“We’ve been able to procure a contract that would cut our costs by more than £2 million over five years, particularly given the savings we have to find.”

Whilst Mouchel’s current 15-year contract providing the council’s IT, HR and finance services ends in 2015, Mouchel was not selected when it bid to provide the service – worth £20 million – for a second time.

Serco was awarded the £71 million contract in March 2014, which saw a transfer of 200 staff from the county council and another 200 from Mouchel.

The council’s executive will be recommended to make the award at its meeting on 29 July.

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