Open-access content 11th September 2012
11 September 2012
Interserve and three NHS trusts are opening their seven-year collaborative FM services contract to other public sector bodies.
A spokesperson for Interserve also told FM World that the £300 million deal with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland trusts will be all encompassing.
Under the contract, expected to start early next year, services will include: catering (patient and non patient); cleaning; portering; helpdesk; switchboard; reception; estates management and maintenance; grounds maintenance; security; car parking; energy and utilities management; project management; design and technical support; print and reprographics; pest control; and linen.
"The model will also allow other public sector bodies in the region to enter the framework to access services," the spokesperson said.
As reported by FM World yesterday, the contract will support three acute hospitals and a range of health facilities including mental health units, primary care facilities, and community and district hospitals in the area.
Interserve will support the trusts' 550 buildings, totalling 490,000 square metres and including nearly 3,100 beds.
"The contract marks a new and radical approach by leveraging the scale of collective procurement for the trusts," Interserve said.
Adrian Ringrose, Interserve's chief executive, said the project will enable the trusts to capture value through reconfiguring both the estate and the way in which it is serviced.
In January, FM World reported that ISS Facility Services Healthcare had won a five-year collaborative soft FM contract with three London Trusts and the Institute of Cancer Research, which form the Fulham Road Collaborative.
The trusts involved in the £100 million deal are Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Cancer Research.
More than 700 ISS staff will deliver services including cleaning, catering, security, reception, waste management, pest control, laundry and linen, portering and car park management.
The contract is for self-delivery with limited sub-contracting.