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design

Rochford Unveils New Fleet Under New Partnership with Norse

Bin collection in Rochford won’t look the same for at least the next eight years following the delivery of a new refuse collection fleet as part of a waste and street cleansing partnership launched between Rochford District Council and Norse Group in July.  Now out on the streets on bin collection days, the newly branded…

Healthcare

Veolia Targeting Carbon Savings at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Veolia has been awarded a £27 million energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The contract, which extends to 2040, includes a multi-million pound construction project during 2023 that will deliver wide ranging energy upgrades and target carbon savings of 4,129 tonnes per year.…

Case Studies

Accelerating Northumberland Towards Carbon-Neutrality

Northumberland County Council (NCC) in Northern England has been leading a local green energy revolution by retrofitting non-domestic buildings with low-carbon ground source heat pumps. In 2019, the council declared a ‘climate emergency’ following a finding that burning gas and other fuels for heat had contributed to 38 per cent of the country’s emissions the…

Contracts

SPIE UK to Service and Upgrade North Lanarkshire Council CCTV System

SPIE UK has been awarded a new contract with North Lanarkshire Council to service and maintain Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and related services in various sites across North Lanarkshire. For the CCTV contract, the local authority has appointed SPIE UK on a planned servicing and maintenance basis to carry out reactive repairs to the council’s…

Government

Bis Henderson Space Named on CCS Storage Distribution Framework

Bis Henderson Space has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Storage, Distribution, Kitting and Associated Services (RM6282) Framework Agreement for public sector procurement. Launched in February 2022, the commercial agreement will last for four years and offers public sector organisations in the UK, such as central and local government authorities,…

Cleaning

Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been named as a supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) second-generation Hard Facilities Management framework agreement. The Hard Facilities Management 2 (Hard FM) framework agreement offers a compliant route to market to all NHS…

FM

Churchill Named as Supplier on CCS FM and Workplace Services Framework

Churchill Group have been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6232 Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework.  Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8bn – supporting…

News

A Happy Ending: UAE Leading the Way in Measuring User Satisfaction with Government Services

According to a new report by think tank The Serco Institute and ExperienceLab, the UAE has become a world leader in measuring user satisfaction with government services, having first made ‘happiness’ an area of high priority in 2016 as part of its wider National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing which pledges to incorporate happiness into…

FM

EMCOR UK Named as Supplier on Crown Commercial Service FM Framework

EMCOR UK has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management and Workplace Services (RM6232) framework.  CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn – supporting world-class public…

FM

Pareto Secures Place on £5.8bn CCS NHS Framework

Pareto Facilities Management has been awarded a place on the NHS Total Facilities Management 2022 Framework operated by Crown Commercial Services (CCS). One of only 18 service providers that successfully made it onto the framework which runs until July 2026, Pareto offers a range of workplace and integrated mechanical and electrical (M&E) services. Ian Wiggans,…

Contracts

Rochford District Council in Waste Collection Partnership with Norse

Rochford District Council has appointed Norse Group, the Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) of Norfolk County Council, to deliver waste and street cleansing services under a new eight-year contract. The agreement comes into effect today, with Norse succeeding Suez, Rochford’s previous environmental contractor. Norse is owned by Norfolk County Council and brings together building consultancy…

Contracts

BAM FM Awarded Merseyside Police Contracts

Merseyside Police have appointed BAM FM, the facilities management business of BAM UK and Ireland, to deliver hard FM services at their state-of-the-art headquarters in Liverpool, and a further 78 buildings in and around Merseyside. Under the terms of two separate three-year contracts (extendable by an additional two years) BAM FM will deliver 24/7 electrical…

Case Studies

Information Management for HMPS Estates

Digitalised building information management (BIM) solutions provider Glider recently worked alongside the UK Ministry of Justice to implement its flagship Common Data Environment (CDE at new prison, HMP Wellingborough, as part of a complex project involving a substantial data set. Due to the extent of data involved, and the project being mandated as ISO 19650-4 deliverable,…

Foodservice & Catering

Catering Award for Elior Nutritionist

Mandy Davies, Head of Nutrition & Dietetics for contract caterer Elior UK, has been recognised with a Public Sector Catering award for developing ‘grazing boxes’ for care home residents. Davies and a team that included Health, Care & Retirement Living Dietitian Gemma Ewen and Executive Development Chef Darren Neal, created the concept for Caterplus –…

Contracts

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Hard Services Contract

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has awarded a contract to deliver planned and reactive maintenance, and project services across its estate to Robertson Facilities Management (RFM). The five-year contract which commenced at the start of April has an annual value of £14.35 million, with an option to extend for a further three years.  RFM…

Life Safety

Overcoming the UK’s Social Housing Emergency Lighting Challenge

René Joppi, managing director of global lighting manufacturer Mackwell, explains how smart technology can resolve challenges associated with testing retrofitted emergency lighting in the United Kingdom’s ageing public housing stock. New buildings are constructed with the most up-to-date technologies in mind, but many structures – especially older ones – are prone to be left behind…

Contracts

G4S to Secure Europe’s Largest Decomissioned Nuclear Project

Allied Universal company, G4S Secure Solutions UK, has been awarded a £24 million contract with Magnox Ltd, which manages one of the largest nuclear reactor decommissioning programmes in Europe. The new contract will see G4S providing security services for the nuclear Shared Service Alliance, a complex consortium comprising 21 sites across the United Kingdom. Commencing…

News

Veolia to Operate eRCVs in Kingston

Veolia will launch Kingston Council’s first fleet of electric Refuse Collection Vehicles (eRCVs) in the autumn following its client’s approval of plans for cleaner and greener waste collection. As the council’s recycling and waste collections partner, Veolia will operate the new e-collection vehicles, which will make collection services in Kingston fully electric for the first…

FM

Derwent fm Joins Everything FM Procurement Framework

Derwent fm have been admitted to the Everything FM framework for the delivery of a broad range of facilities management services to public sector, devolved administration and third sector entities in the United Kingdom. Everything FM offers public sector organisations the opportunity to appoint the company directly as a supply chain partner of the Place…

Cleaning

Railway Cleaning Partnership Shortlisted for UK Award

30.06.2021, 21:38 Railway Cleaning Partnership Shortlisted for UK Award London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and cleaning partner Atalian Servest have been named finalists for the Public Sector category of this year’s Professional Facilities Management ‘Partners in Cleaning’ awards.   The company’s inclusion in the list of finalists recognises the achievement of a team of 360…

Case Studies

Protecting the Public Sector and General Public with Coatings

24.02.2021, 19:18 Protecting the Public Sector and General Public with Coatings G4S has invested in “constant kill” surface coating techology used to protect against SARS CoV-2. Throughout the pandemic, the company’s UK operations has responded quickly to meet the needs of the government and public by setting up hundreds of COVID-19 testing sites, securing a…

Blog

Funding Net-Zero Emissions

28.10.2020, 11:11 Funding Net-Zero Emissions Paul Lucas, managing director of Artic Building Services, explains how organisations can benefit from grants available under the UK’s recently announced Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS). Organisations can contribute to the government’s commitment to decarbonise heat as it moves towards a target of net-zero emissions in London by 2050 The…

News

Helping the UK Public Sector Return to Work

14.07.2020, 15:47 Helping the UK Public Sector Return to Work RS Components has launched ‘safer working supplies’ in collaboration with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and other suppliers of non-clinical PPE and social distancing, hygiene, and cleaning and related products required for safe working. CCS is the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK, handling…

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