The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed commercial property adviser BNP Paribas Real Estate as its new strategic partner for estate management and property-related financial services.
The initial three-year contract – won in a competitive procurement process through the Crown Commercial Services Estates Management Services framework (RM 6168) – includes a renewal option of up to four years (two-plus-two).
The GPA, an executive agency sponsored by the Cabinet Office, services central government departments through the management of an integrated and shared estate covering more than 700,000 square metres) working with commercial partners to deliver property strategies, asset management, property technology, facilities management and security services.
This contract is aligned with the GPA’s current and future needs and focuses on social value, including tackling economic inequality, fighting climate change and improving health and wellbeing.
Alan Whitelaw, the GPA’s property director, said: “The GPA aims to attract best-in-class strategic partners to ensure we deliver a transformed, shared, sustainable and value-for-money government estate which supports civil servants to work productively in every nation and region of the UK. We’re pleased to develop this new strategic partnership with BNP Paribas Real Estate.”
Steve Harber, senior director and head of property management for BNP Paribas Real Estate, added: “The GPA has an incredibly compelling vision for the management of its estate with data and accurate financial reporting, along with delivering social value for the communities it impacts, at the core of its operation. BNP Paribas Real Estate fully shares its vision in tackling economic inequality, fighting climate change and improving health and wellbeing. Our dynamic approach will be supported by a set of critical success factors to ensure service delivery improvements, technical solutions, and sustainability innovations are achieved across the contract life cycle.”