Public Sector


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,…


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 –…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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