Wates Facilities Management has been appointed to the four-year Constructing West Midlands Framework (CWM2), managed by Acivico, under Lot 2, Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) and maintenance services.
The framework, which is valued at approximately £3 million per year, will provide public sector clients across the West Midlands with access to specialist support for property repairs and maintenance works through an efficient procurement process.
James Gregg, Managing Director of Wates FM, commented: “The appointment to this framework is testimony to the strength of our teams, our capability to deliver quality projects across both the public and private sectors and our flexibility to respond efficiently and effectively to project works requirements.
“We will take a joint approach with our repairs and maintenance business, Wates Living Space, in order to draw upon a local supply chain, maximise our investment in the community and maintain our commitment to the city’s social enterprises.”
Chris Hall, Group Managing Director, Acivico, added: “Acivico are undergoing a considerable transformation programme to enhance our service offering and deliver optimum levels of quality and value for money for our expanding customer base. The appointment of Wates as a key supply chain partner will significantly enhance and strengthen our projects capability and we look forward to engaging with them on a range of projects in the coming months.”
Wates FM currently manages over 350 commercial properties, delivering services including statutory compliance, cleaning, security, catering, porterage, front-of-house, help desks and computer-aided facilities management (CAFM), as well as mechanical and electrical and building fabric maintenance through a mix of site based and mobile teams.