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Department for Transport Awards £297 IFM Contract

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The United Kingdom’s Department for Transport (DfT) has selected Mitie to deliver a new, seven-year integrated facilities management contract at over 800 of its sites.

Extending a 12-year relationship, the £297 million contract covers the provision of multiple services, including cleaning, security, landscaping, planned and reactive building maintenance and energy management.

The DfT estate includes sites operated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the British Transport Police (BTP), the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), High Speed 2 (HS2), and the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).

With our innovative approach to facilities transformation, we look forward to supporting the important public services DfT provides and accelerating the department on its path to net zero by integrating carbon emission cutting technology.

The contract will also see Mitie implement a range of new technologies to support DfT in meeting the Government’s Greening Commitment – a set of targets for central government departments to tackle carbon emissions. For example, the facility services provider will remotely monitor the building management systems (BMS) across DfT’s estate, meaning real-time data on the performance of building equipment, like heating and ventilation systems, will be analysed by engineers from afar. With engineers able to remotely identify any malfunctions or maintenance requirements that could be wasting energy, and make site visits only when necessary, remote maintenance is predicted to help DfT to cut up to 15% of its carbon usage. Mitie has also introduced an auto-flushing mechanism which remotely flushes little used outlets across buildings, maintaining water hygiene and cutting the number of necessary site visits.

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To help deliver on DfT’s social value objectives, Mitie has committed to enrolling 5 per cent of its full-time workforce on the contract onto apprenticeships. This aligns with Mitie’s own pledge to have 5% of its colleagues in earn-and-learn positions as a member of the 5% Club. Also, a quarter of new hires on the contract will come through the Mitie Foundation, Mitie’s independent charity supporting those facing barriers to employment.

Jason Towse, Managing Director of Business Services, Mitie, says: “We’re pleased to be continuing our 12-year partnership with DfT with this new contract. With our innovative approach to facilities transformation, we look forward to supporting the important public services DfT provides and accelerating the department on its path to net zero by integrating carbon emission cutting technology.”

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  • Staff Reporter

    FMIndustry.com covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.

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