28 November 2016
Mitie, the facilities management company, has been awarded a new five - year contract with Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and Scottish Fire and Rescue Services (SFRS) to provide hard FM services to their buildings across Scotland and the Islands.
Formally established on 1 April 2013, SPA is the second largest Police force in the UK, responsible for policing across the length and breadth of Scotland, some 28,168 square miles. Also established on 1 April 2013, SFRS brings together the collective skills and experience from Scotland’s previous eight fire and rescue services to create a safer Scotland.
Valued at £52m over the five year period, the new contract will see Mitie providing a range of services to SPA’s and SFRS’s combined estate of around 950 properties, including mechanical and electrical maintenance and installation, fabric maintenance, pest control, grounds maintenance and capital project works as required.
Mitie will also work with SPA and SFRS to help them develop a sustainability strategy, in support of the Scottish Government’s ‘Greener Scotland’ strategic objective.
SPA and SFRS carried out a joint tender exercise in order to consolidate the FM delivery across their estate, currently comprising over 300 suppliers, into an integrated model delivered by a single provider. Mitie was awarded the contract due to its expansive service capability supported by a single, national helpdesk, its innovative use of asset management technology, and its ability to provide local community benefits through its award-winning apprenticeship scheme and employment programmes.
Andy Thompson, Managing Director at Mitie said: “We are proud to be partnering with Scottish Police Authority and Scottish Fire and Rescue Services in this new contract. I’m confident that our nationwide capability and innovative approach to asset management will help SPA and SFRS to streamline their FM delivery, and assist them in creating a safer, more sustainable Scotland.”