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TfL awards new combined contracts to deliver £34m savings

04 May 2017

Five new contracts have been awarded by Transport for London (TfL) with the intention of delivering savings while increasing equality and diversity for the workforce.

There has been a major consolidation process that has seen 50 contracts reduced to just six.

This is part of TfL's aims to deliver London Mayor Sadiq Khan's plans for improved transport throughout the city.

With efficiency a major part of this, TfL is aiming to save in the region of £34m in what it describes as its "biggest ever overhaul" in the drive to reduce operating costs.

Further details of the contracts include the stipulation that all employers will be paid the London Living Wage.

A total of 300 new apprenticeship positions will also be created throughout the period of the six contracts, while also increasing levels of diversity with the intention of encouraging further innovation.

All those taking part in the bidding process were required to submit equality and diversity plans and TfL says these will be tracked throughout the life of the contracts.

Contracts have been awarded to Engie Services, Interserve Facilities Management, Lanes Group and Vinci Construction UK.

Each contract is for a period of five years, with the option of a three-year extension, with a total value of £320m.

Services include fire protection, mechanical and electrical facilities - including power and water - buildings maintenance, security and reception services.

The final contract for cleaning will be awarded in the summer, says TfL.

Chief procurement officer David Wylie said the consolidation process will see TfL's facilities "will be managed in a more efficient and cost-effective way".

"We are committed to making sure that our organisation is representative of the customers that it serves and inspiring the next generation into the transport industry," he said.

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