This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Rentokil Initial secures £200m contract with London Underground

04 March 2010

Transport for London 2005 (c)

Initial Specialist Services, part of the Initial Facilities Services division of Rentokil Initial, has signed a contract worth £200m over five years with London Underground for cleaning and maintenance activities in stations and depots.

In this the largest single contract by value won by Rentokil Initial,  Initial Specialist Services will provide London Underground with a comprehensive range of cleaning and maintenance services including station, tube fleet and depot cleaning, track litter cleaning, ventilation shaft cleaning and white and yellow line painting. The contract was won following a competitive six-month tender and evaluation process.
By changing its procurement process, London Underground saves more than £100m through streamlined maintenance contracts. LU’s Maintenance section has let four new main service contracts following the restructure and rationalisation of nearly 100 separate contracts.  The directorate, which carries out all routine maintenance across the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria, Waterloo & City, Circle, Hammersmith & City, District and Metropolitan lines, has let the contracts after a full-scale review of procurement from third-party suppliers.
Previous procurement of goods and services had meant that 56 suppliers were engaged by the Maintenance directorate, with 99 individual contracts. The new Total Purchased Services (TPS) contracts will enable greater economies of scale to be achieved, along with standardisation of service levels and consistent contract management. Over the course of the contracts – an initial period of five years with the option for LU to extend for an additional two years – it is estimated that TPS will save LU more than £100m.
Covering track, fleet, stations and depots, the contracts are for the provision of planned maintenance and repair services, building services, track plant hire and track labour supply 24 hours a day every day of the year. In addition, four multi-provider framework agreements for additional remedial and ad-hoc works have been entered into.
Phil Hufton, London Underground’s Chief Maintenance Officer, said: “By bundling our maintenance requirements into four service packages and awarding each lot to a single supplier through a tendering process, we’ve been able to get more bang for our buck and achieve significant savings across the contracts.  By streamlining our contracts in this way, we can ensure that we continue to put the much-needed investment into the Tube while delivering the best possible value for London’s fare and tax payers.”

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page


View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Why Predictive Maintenance is more than just a buzz phrase

Andy Donnelly, Elogbooks Technical Business Development Manager, discusses how Predictive Maintenance and Smart Buildin...
Article image

Peacock Engineering joins the IFS Global Partner Network

The partnership should strengthen EAM expertise......
Article image

Young and gifted

Winner of Team Member of the Year Award at last year's PFM Awards, 22-year-old Azekai Siapth is making waves in our industry......
Article image

Churchill scores for sustainability

Churchill Services has been awarded silver by the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI)......
Article image

Spotless grows UK footprint with English acquisitions

Spotless Commercial Cleaning Ltd has announced the acquisition of two rivals south of the border, bolstering its annual revenues and widening its UK custom...