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Contracts Round-Up for June

14 July 2015

An overview of some of the contracts that were announced or renewed in June

Choice Fire & Security Solutions has been appointed by Mitie Technical FM to provide an array of fire protection maintenance services, under a rolling annual contract, for The Ark – the landmark, 10-floor, multi-tenanted office building in Hammersmith, West London with 168,000sqft of lettable floor space.

The Ark’s fire maintenance requirement extends across fire alarms, disabled refuges, fire telephones, sprinklers, dry risers and extinguishers.

Choice fire division director Mark Bettles said: “We’re proud to have been awarded this contract by Mitie. It represents an important validation of the range of maintenance service activities we’ve chosen to invest in. We see this win as a giving a significant credibility boost to our customer portfolio and to our future ambitions.”

EMCOR UK has announced that AWE has renewed its FM services contract at the organisation’s Aldermaston and Burghfield sites in Reading, covering 1,500 buildings and more than 14 square km of land. The contract renewal commenced April 2015.

EMCOR UK’s FM for AWE will include a range of services, including mechanical and electrical maintenance; project management and delivery; building and civil engineering; off-site calibration management; and roofing and scaffolding.

“Having worked with AWE since 1995, we’re delighted to have been given the opportunity to extend our relationship with them for another ten years,” stated Christopher Kehoe, group executive director, EMCOR Group UK.

“This contract has evolved from a traditional mechanical and electrical contract, with traditional customer-contractor relationships, to a truly collaborative structure based on the values of BS 11000 – which the relationship was certified to in 2012.

“EMCOR UK was awarded the RoSPA FM Sector award this year, for the third time in five years, and our ability to provide the highest quality of services while ensuring absolute value for money, in this critical scientific and manufacturing environment.”

Workplace consultant Saracen Interiors has been contracted to provide a security response service for Coca Cola Enterprises overseeing a list of vacant properties for the soft drinks company, round the UK in areas including Cheshire, Middlesex, Glasgow, Tyne and Wear and Bristol.

The work was awarded to Saracen by national property consultant, Strutt & Parker. The rolling contract, which will be managed by Saracen Facilities, includes security services, key holding duties and the provision of general maintenance.

Joint MD of Saracen Interiors, Michael Page says: “We’re delighted to include Coca Cola in our portfolio. It’s testament to our relationship with Strutt & Parker, and the trust that’s been built between our companies, that it’s happy to work with us and this particular client. Our facilities division will positively embrace the contract and will endeavour to provide the fastest response, offering peace of mind for all parties concerned.”

SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) has awarded DeepStore a three-year contract to manage more than 2,000 boxes of valuable records. SOAS has initially stored more than 1,000 boxes with the company at its ‘live above ground’ storage facility in Bromley-by-Bow in London’s East End and will add a further 1,200 units this year.

Items being stored include various paper records, such as financial and personnel documents, student administration files and examination papers. SOAS is a public research university founded in 1916 and located in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London. It counts several heads of state, many government ministers, ambassadors, Supreme Court judges and industrialists among its graduates. One of its best known graduates is the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Adele Picken, SOAS corporate records manager and archivist, said: “We’ve been impressed with the service offered by DeepStore – they’re always reliable and timely in processing our orders and collecting and delivering boxes. We also wanted a more efficient way to manage our off-site storage service and DeepStore Online has really saved us time.”

Craig Trimby, DeepStore's head of sales, said: “It’s important students, researchers and academics have confidence in our retrieval system being fast and accurate. DeepStore has a proven track record in meeting these demanding requirements and we’re looking forward to working in partnership with the university.”

SOAS joins other prestigious DeepStore clients including the National Archives, the Royal Society and Wellcome Trust.

Prime Clean has been awarded a three-year contract by Skyline Business Village in the heart of Canary Wharf. The contract, which includes cleaning, window cleaning, waste management, pest control and landscaping, was won as the result of a competitive tender.

Sara Ramiah, manager of Skyline Business Village said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Prime Clean as our facilities services provider and are impressed by the quality services and cost savings that they are providing us with.”

Richard Lancaster, MD of Prime Clean said: “We’re excited by our move to Canary Wharf and thrilled we’ve been appointed to provide Facilities Services to Skyline Business Village. Sara and her team have been supportive during our relocation and we look forward to working closely with them in the future.”

Harrow Green has signed a three-year contract with CarillionAmey (CA), to provide furniture moving and storage services associated with Service Family Accommodation for the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

CA is a joint venture that has won all five of the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the arm of the MOD which support the Armed Forces by building, maintaining and servicing accommodation, training sites and bases. Harrow Green’s contract is for three years but can be extended by a further two and is worth about 12.5m over a five-year period.

Antony Marlow, head of Defence Accommodation Stores (DAS) for CA, said “CA is delighted to award this contract to Harrow Green. This follows on their valuable support to CA on DAS through the NGEC bid stages. Aside from their professional approach throughout and high-quality bid, CA believes Harrow Green is best-placed to develop and improve the newly outsourced service as our delivery partner. This is based on their expertise in both the sector and with the MOD as an existing Harrow Green customer.”

ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has won a three-year contract with the DIO to provide services at the new Defence College of Technical Training in Lyneham.

Previously a long established RAF site, the development of the state of the art Defence College of Technical Training will see significant new build and some refurbishment to create training workshop areas, classrooms and laboratories, as well as military accommodation, sports, recreation and welfare facilities. The outdoor areas of the site are being developed to include training areas to simulate the recovery of large scale overturned military vehicles, and the operation of a Forward Operating Base.

This new contract will see ESS delivering catering services including formal/informal events and functions – mess and hotel services, cleaning, waste management, stores and logistics, motor transport, personnel and administrative support. These services will be delivered to the 2,500 people that will be on site on a daily basis by early 2016.

ESS will deliver a range of retail outlets including a shop and cafés. With more than 150 ESS staff to be based at the new Defence College of Technical Training, they’re aiming to recruit from the local area, providing key employment opportunities. Beginning in May 2015, the ESS team will work alongside the construction team that is redeveloping the training site, to achieve a phased handover period in the first nine months of the contract.

Chris Garside, MD of ESS said: “This contract win demonstrates our commitment in creating unique solutions for our clients and working with them to deliver a first class service. We’re looking forward to the opening of the training college and continuing our successful partnership with DIO.”

A DIO spokesperson said: “We’re pleased to announce this partnership with ESS. This new college at Lyneham will ensure our Armed Forces have the best possible training environment with modern accommodation in which to live and learn. We selected ESS following an in-depth tendering process, which included a number of quality suppliers. Their submission bid fully met the requirements as laid out in the evaluation criteria. We look forward to working with them.”

The Defence College of Technical Training at Lyneham will train Service personnel in various specialist areas including aeronautical, electrical, mechanical and marine engineering, and communication and information systems.

Julius Rutherfoord has won a cleaning contract with Hanover to manage cleaning in nine of its Extra Care housing estates. Hanover is a national provider of quality housing and services for older people, including Extra Care properties, where residents can access 24-hour care on-site.

Each estate contains about 50 self-contained units for older people, including communal lounges and dining areas, kitchens, and offices. The London contract cleaning company, which has extensive experience in the housing sector, will be providing daily full-time cleaning, in most cases seven days a week. This covers all communal areas, laundry areas, offices, as well as window cleaning, and an option to clean residents’ apartments.

Carillion has been awarded a contract to design, supply, install and test a twin circuit onshore 150kV cable system for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. The project will involve the installation of cable over a distance of approximately 26km from landfall near Shoreham on Sea to Bolney, West Sussex.

The £1.3bn Rampion Offshore Wind Farm being built by energy company E.ON, alongside partners the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) will provide enough energy to power around 300,000 homes each year.

The new cable system will connect the subsea cable that will take the power from the offshore wind turbines to a new substation to transform the power to 400kV to connect to the transmission grid at Bolney. The contract will involve the design, supply and installation of 160km of 150kV cable and associated jointing accessories.

As part of the project, Carillion will undertake civil engineering and cable installation activities. The cable route passes through the South Downs National Park and so a sympathetic and proactive approach to the management of the project will be key to successful delivery.

The award of this project follows on from Carillion's success in being awarded the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm onshore cabling project and it reinforces Carillion's position as a leading transmission and distribution contractor in the UK.

The onshore cabling project will start immediately and is scheduled for completion in late 2016. Graham Carr, MD of Carillion Network Services said: "We’re delighted to have been selected for this complex contract to deliver the onshore cabling project for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. Being chosen to deliver a key part of this prestigious project reflects our reputation for reliable delivery, high standards of quality, value for money and sustainability, together with the strength of our long-term customer relationships."

Cordant Services has been awarded a three-year contract by Eurotunnel to take responsibility for scanning passenger passports and sending the information to the Home Office for analysis.

Under the terms of the deal Cordant Services is appointing 50 new members of staff who are employed on strict 8-hour shifts. Intensive training has been provided with all processes monitored closely by the UK Border Agency. Strict scanning targets have been set along with a key objective of not causing any delays to passenger journeys.

In addition, Cordant Services has also been awarded a three-year extension to its current cleaning contract at Eurotunnel in the UK.  This includes the provision of daily office cleaning services to all the administration buildings, booths and the Passenger Terminal otherwise known as the Victor Hugo Building. High level cleaning at the Passenger Terminal will also be undertaken.

Geoff Taylor, passenger operations and performance manager at Eurotunnel, said: “Last year alone more than 21m passengers travelled through the Channel Tunnel. We’re committed to ensuring each one enjoys a good customer service experience in a clean and safe environment. Cordant shares this commitment with us and has consistently delivered excellent levels of service, showing real commitment and innovation.”

Guy Pakenham, MD at Cordant Cleaning, said: “The award of these contracts is testament to the hard work of the teams involved. It also further strengthens our credentials in the transport sector and again demonstrates our ability to deliver outside of London. The Passport Scanning contract broadens our scope of services and proves we’re a flexible, innovative organisation.”

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