Mitie’s Central Government and Defence team has secured a new life systems contract worth £29 million with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The deal, won in a competitive tender, will run for 19 months.
At the DWP’s 900 sites across the UK, including job centres and offices, Mitie will be tasked with guaranteeing that vital assets including water, fire, lift, and electrical systems are working efficiently through a programme of planned and remedial maintenance. Mitie will also run statutory Asset compliance checks to ensure that all of the DWP’s equipment meets legal requirements and is working safely.
As part of its Plan Zero commitment, Mitie is helping its customers reach net zero carbon emissions and so sustainability will be central to the delivery of the contract. As engineers will be regularly travelling between sites, Mitie will start rolling out electric vehicles (EVs) to its employees to help cut emissions.
Mitie’s team will also continually review equipment to identify any opportunities to cut energy use and save carbon emissions by adjusting the equipment settings or upgrading to more energy-efficient systems.
These latest services are in addition to Mitie’s existing contract to carry out cleaning, maintenance, and engineering services at the same DWP sites.
Brian Talbot, managing director of Mitie’s Central Government and Defence division, said: “From establishing the use of electric vehicles through to making sure all equipment is running safely and efficiently, we will be helping to ensure the UK’s largest public sector department keeps its sites running smoothly, while also cutting its carbon emissions.”
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